Focus on success: GCSE science

Understanding assessment

Bring out the best in your students with our new series of assessment training packs.

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Supporting great teaching

Our new training packs have been designed to help you bring out the best in your students. Each pack covers a different topic. You’ll unpick question types and look at what AO2 and AO3 really mean for teaching and learning. You’ll also look at how to overcome the challenges around maths in science faced by teachers and students and dig into the different ways practical skills are assessed in the exam.

Each pack includes:

  • guidance notes to help you run each session
  • PowerPoint presentation with ideas for group discussion
  • activities booklet
  • handouts

Get your pack

Over the next year, the following training packs will be published:

Training packs Publish date

Extended response questions
Help your students master the extended response

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AO2
Prepare students to manage enquiry techniques and procedures and scientific knowledge in an unfamiliar context

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Practical questions
Get ahead with practical assessment

Spring 2020

AO3
Help students to analyse information and ideas

Spring 2020

Maths in science
Understand maths assessment

Summer 2020

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