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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.
Friday, January 5 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Talking Science Debate: GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice? S19

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Professor David Read chairs a debate on 'GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice?' Join hosts Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Wellcome and Association for Science Education for a lively and topical debate followed by wine, nibbles and networking. Panel members include Tim Oates (Cambridge Assessment), Professor Louise Archer (Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education, UCL) and Olly Newton (The Edge Foundation).

Speakers
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Professor Louise Archer

Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am currently the Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at UCL IOE (2017-) and co-chair of the Sociology Activity Group (with Jessica Ringrose). Previously I was Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, where I was also the Director of the Centre... Read More →
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Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting... Read More →
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Tim Oates CBE

Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, focussing on national and international research on assessment and measurement. He has published widely on assessment and curriculum. He has undertaken wide-ranging international comparison... Read More →
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Olly Newton

Edge Foundation
Olly’s job is to find out what works in technical, practical and professional learning, both here in the UK and worldwide. He gathers together the facts, figures, research and empirical evidence to share with policy makers, practitioners and the media. He spent ten years with the... Read More →
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Toby Osborne

Deputy Head of Science, Ferndown Upper School
Toby is currently the Deputy Head of Science at Ferndown Upper School, a STEM Specialist school in Dorset.After graduating with a first class degree in molecular genetics from Sussex University, he has taught in four comprehensive schools, as well as leading two chemistry departments... Read More →
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David Read

Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Southampton, UK
David was a member of the RSC’s Education Division Council from 2009 until 2012, and has been a member of the editorial board of Education in Chemistry since 2009, holding the position of chair since December 2010. David has also worked with a number of A-level awarding bodies... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
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Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation... Read More →
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Jo Cox

Education Outreach Manager, The Royal Society
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Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →

Sponsors
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Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre