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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.

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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:20am GMT

Argument-Driven Inquiry I06
This instructionaal approach is designed to promote and support the development of science proficiency by transforming the nature of lab activities so students have an an oppotunity to use core ideas and the practices of science to explain natural phenomenon. To learn more about Argument-Driven Inquiry see:

www.argumentdriveninquiry.com 

Speakers
avatar for Victor Sampson

Victor Sampson

Director of the Center for STEM Education, University of Texas at Austin
victor.sampson@utexas.edu


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall LT5

4:15pm GMT

“My students are always surprised when they learn that they will be using maths in secondary science classes.” I28
Customer insight research by Cambridge University Press amongst international IGCSE Science teachers reveals that whilst Mathematics is an integral part of scientific study across each of the IGCSE Science subjects, it is one that many students find a barrier to progression and success, and that science teachers lack the knowledge, understanding and confidence to integrate successfully. This session will explore the results of Cambridge University Press research into the practical difficulties faced by teachers in delivering the mathematical elements of IGCSE Science, and introduce a new set of student resources developed in partnership with the ASE to help overcome the difficulties that students and teachers face, to help students build these skills more quickly and effectively, and to improve their success in IGCSE Sciences.

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Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

4:15pm GMT

MASCIL I24
Aspects of Inquiry based learning (IBL)  can be traced back many years in some countries. However, despite considerable support for IBL approaches in some jurisdictions, uptake of IBL has been slow. In Europe, following the Ricard Report (2008), there has been a renewed emphasis on IBL and considerable funding for a range of projects aimed at promoting the use of IBL. The Maths and Science for Life (Mascil) Project is one of these projects. At the core of the project is a Professional Development (PD) 'Toolkit' aimed at supporting teachers in developing their use of IBL approaches in authentic contexts linked to the 'World of Work'.
This session will draw on research linked to the Mascil project concerning the attitudes, beliefs and practices of science teachers in examining some of the contestations in the field of IBL and the barriers to progress. It will also examine the different ways in which the Mascil model of PD has been utilised, reflecting its emphasis on participants taking ownership and the development of professional learning communities . The materials developed through the project will be drawn on in the session and are freely available to use. They can be accessed at: http://www.mascil-project.eu

Speakers
avatar for Pete Sorensen

Pete Sorensen

University of Nottingham
I have been working in education for about 38 years now, the first half mainly as a secondary school science teacher and manager and the second as a lecturer in higher education institutions. I am currently a Lecturer in Education at the University of Nottingham, with key responsibilities... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm GMT
Rendall LT8
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T01
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T13
In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

10:00am GMT

The Revised Edexcel International GCSEs T05
Get the latest information on support for teaching, learning and assessment for Edexcel's revised International GCSEs

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

11:00am GMT

A Taxonomy for IAPS T14
A taxonomy categorising skills used in the indirect assessment of practical skills by written examination developed by OCR and Cambridge International Exams is presented and reviewed.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neil Wade

Neil Wade

Lead Subject Advisor (Science), OCR
Neil Wade is Lead Subject Advisor (Science) at OCR, Cambridge Assessment. He has extensive subject expertise and knowledge of assessment, manages partnerships with stakeholders to support qualifications and represents OCR on the Cross-Board Working Group on the Practical Endorsement... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 105
  Post-16

12:30pm GMT

Assessment & Intervention in KS3 Science W20
This workshop will look at how assessment activities can be designed to produce diagnostic information which can then be used to identify intervention activities.  It will look at the idea that assessment is important but only really useful if it can answer the 'so what?' question.  What have I, as a teacher, learned about my students and what will I do about it?  There's a lot of work that goes into running assessments; it's not always so apparent how teachers then intervene to address specific aspects of underperformance.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

1:30pm GMT

The Revised Edexcel International A-levels T32
Come along to hear about the revised content, structure and assessments of Edexcel's International A-level Sciences

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  Free Exhibition Session  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W73
This session is design for those who wish to find out more about how the AQA GCSE Physics required practical work and our resources specifically designed for technicians. There will be opportunity to set up a selection of our practicals using different techniques, depending on what equipment is available at your school and to discuss an alternative approaches. The session will also focus on the potential to make equipment including both a Leslie cube and Ripple tank to keep costs to a minimum.

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Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Gilmour
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Learn Science Using Cognitive Science T33
Seneca is a social enterprise that uses cognitive neuroscience to double students’ science performance. Our free homework and revision platform is exam board specific, has been tested in a 1,120 student RCT and was developed with input from leading neuroscientists. We want to create universal access to the best resources.

Speakers
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Stephen Wilks

CEO, Seneca
Seneca is a social enterprise that uses cognitive neuroscience to improve students' information retention and understanding. Our platform is free for all schools and has been found in a 1,200 student RCT to improve learning by 105%.

Exhibitors
avatar for Seneca Learning

Seneca Learning

CEO, Seneca
We are a free learning platform that uses psychology and cognitive neuroscience to improve students' learning performance by 105% (1,120 student RCT). We offer exam board specific content, written by examiners, in both our platform and physical form free of charge.


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

AQA A-level Biology Essay T34
The essay question is a long-standing part of AQA’s Biology A-level. This 25 mark question allows students to bring together ideas from throughout the course in a holistic way. This session is aimed at teachers who are new to AQA or who want to have a better understanding of how to prepare their students for the essay question. It will also be useful for teachers of KS4 sciences to help their students transition to A-level.

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Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

3:00pm GMT

Preparing for the introduction of T-Levels: A local approach to implementation of technical education reform S06
T-Levels will be introduced for post-16 students from 2020. Hear how colleges in several localities are preparing to offer routes such as Engineering & Manufacturing and Health & Science.

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Burden

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Charitable Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT8

3:00pm GMT

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T43
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Biology, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tateson

Richard Tateson

A Level Biology Subject Advisor, OCR
Richard is A Level Biology Subject Advisor at OCR. He has taught biology in Suffolk, worked on nature-inspired computation at BT Research Labs and studied fruit flies at Cambridge University.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths 105
  Post-16

3:00pm GMT

Love Food Love Science T47
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) will present their work programme supporting teachers for the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE and KS3/4 science curricula, through their Love Food Love Science platform.

Speakers
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Andrew Gardner

Operations Director, IFST
I am responsible for supporting the development and promotion of IFST's Love Food Love Science platform, designed to support GCSE teachers and promote food science to their students, the next generation of food scientists.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

Future-proofing your Secondary Science Curriculum T50
Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

The first hour of this session will demonstrate how planning through appropriately sequenced key ideas can stabilise your science curriculum in an ever-changing educational landscape, reducing the need to "re-invent the wheel".  Activities will allow you to apply the principles discussed to your own subject-specific needs.

The room has been booked for a second hour to give time to discuss, collaborate and potentially produce material to bring back to share with your department. This second part of the session is entirely optional but Helen will remain in order to facilitate and provide support and suggestions as required.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

Science Curriculum Specialist (UYSEG), Chair ASE 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovationResources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry)Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working GroupPrimary school governor

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Practically Speaking at A-level T57
This session will focus on the ways we assess practical work in the AQA A-level Science qualifications. This session will include feedback on the 2017 A-level Science exams and practical endorsement, and next steps for intervention.

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Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:30am GMT

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T61
Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Preparing for GCSE (9-1) Sciences Assessment T59
Over 80,000 students took Edexcel's Y10 GCSE (9-1) exams in 2017. Hear how our detailed analysis highlights trends and help your students prepare for Summer 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

9:30am GMT

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T63
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Chemistry, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

A Level Chemistry subject advisor, OCR
Andy is OCR’s A Level Chemistry subject advisor. He has previously taught chemistry in Bournemouth and Cambridge, and also has experience in science communication


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Maths 104
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

CANCELLED Using Assessment to Improve Learning and Not Just Feed the Tracking Machine T66
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled. 

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths 105
  11-19

10:00am GMT

DIY Curriculum Design: Revisiting the spiral curriculum in a linear GCSE world W48
With the shackles of KS3 national tests and GCSE modules removed it can seem like a long 5 year unguided slog through to GCSE.  In this session we will look at the possibiloties for arranging a 5 year programme of study, revisiting the principles of the spiral curriculum.  Hands on activities looking at organisation of learning are also included.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Turner

Kristy Turner

School teacher fellow, Bolton School Boys' Division/University of Manchester
I am a school teacher fellow uniquely splitting my time between teaching chemistry at Bolton School Boys' Division and the University of Manchester. As part of my work at Manchester I am an active researcher in chemistry education with research interests in balancing equations, assessment... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths G03
  11-19

10:00am GMT

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T68
This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

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Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

10:15am GMT

Ofsted Science Update S39
Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted, will offer an update on Ofsted's approach to inspecting science teaching and learning. Her talk will inclue a Q&A session.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Spielman

Amanda Spielman

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI), Ofsted, Amanda Spielman
Amanda Spielman has been Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted since January 2017.Between 2011 and 2016, Amanda was chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator. From 2005 she was a founding member of the leadership team at the academy chain Ark Schools, where she became Research... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am GMT
CTH A
  11-19

10:45am GMT

Progress in Science 11-16 REPEATED T71
Discover how Edexcel's 5 year scheme of work develops knowledge and skills from 11 - 16 with built in tracking and intervention.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

11:00am GMT

Conceptual Understanding - Have they got it? W57
Breaking down the NC statements into clear descriptors and sharing short, fun activities to use with small groups of children to check 'have they got it?'

SNAPshots are an active way of checking if children have 'got it'. The fundamental aspects of the English science curriculum is conceptual understanding and these small group activities are key to helping teachers check up on this in a bitesize way based on need and not a one size fits all approach. 

Available as a one off PDF download, Bryony, one of the authors of this resource will share ways in which you can use this in your own school and a chance to try some of them out for yourself. 

Resources and special offers from Collins will be available either at the session or via a voucher when visiting their stand in the exhibition marquee. 

Speakers
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending the ASE South East Asia conference as a speaker and delegate.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work scientifically... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary

11:30am GMT

Scientific Skills Progression T79
With GCSE specifications changing every few years, how do we plan for the progression of skills across secondary education? We will look at the difficulties in planning progression for all students across a 5 year period with particular focus on Working Scientifically, Maths and the application of Big Ideas. Strategies for developing a coherent and linked-together approach will be shared, with time for discussion on how they could be implemented into your own context. Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Head of Science, ASE 11-19 Committee
I am Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College, a comprehensive school in Southampton. My involvement with the ASE includes being a member of both my regional committee and the 11-19 committee. I am also the Lead Teacher for the Science Learning Partnership that covers Hampshire... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  11-19

11:30am GMT

Geology A-level: The first teaching of a new specification T77
As teachers start to teach the new specification and integrate the practical endorsement for Geology A-level, this course gives essential advice and guidance.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chae Cruickshank

Chae Cruickshank

Science Team, OCR
Chae is a member of the OCR Science Team. He taught for 18 years in Norfolk and as a field studies tutor in Scotland. Chae did research in coarse clastic sedimentology and worked for ten years as a senior geophysicist/marine geologist.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths 104
  Post-16

12:00pm GMT

A-level Sciences CPAC - Top Tips T88
Share feedback from the exam board and top tips for teaching, learning and assessment with specialists and colleagues.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  Free Exhibition Session  Post-16

12:00pm GMT

Twenty Years after “Beyond 2000”: What does the future hold for the science curriculum? – A view from Salters S14
In 1998, the Nuffield Foundation funded report Beyond 2000 was published. Written and edited by Robin Millar and Jonathan Osborne, it proved to be exceptionally influential. It crystallized issues about the function and audience for school science and led to a major shift in the science National Curriculum. Twenty years later, what is its legacy and is there any longer room for its vision of scientific literacy for all? What do we now think should be the purpose of school science and who should decide such questions? The lecture will reflect on these issues with particular reference to the work of the Salters’ Institute, which is celebrating its Centenary in 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Audrey Strong

Audrey Strong

Institute Manager, Salters' Institute
The Salters’ Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries, and the promotion of chemical education including the whole area of curriculum development. The Institute’s core... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Reiss

Michael Reiss

Michael Jonathan Reiss
Michael Reiss was brought up in London and read Natural Sciences at Cambridge. As an undergraduate he was fortunate enough to meet Jenny Chapman, to whom he has been married since 1982, and together they have written school and university ecology textbooks. Michael is Professor of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Salters' Institute

Salters' Institute

Booth: DS26
The Salters' Institute aims to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young and to encourage careers in the teaching of chemistry and in the UK chemical and allied industries.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTH B

12:00pm GMT

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T89
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Workshop on Transforming Assessment for Purposes of Learning T87
Moving assessment to one based on the purposes of learning, means involving learners in their own valid assessment. Six stations on creative questioning and using diagrams in workshop-style. Materials to take away.

Speakers
avatar for John Oversby

John Oversby

Consultant, Science Education Futures
I am experienced researcher in chemistry and STEM education. I have been a secondary school teacher for 22+ years and a teacher educator for similar. My main areas of research are in STEM for Global Justice, The Role of Diagrams in Learning, and Radical STEM Education. I convene a... Read More →
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Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
CTH 1
  11-19

12:05pm GMT

How to Use the TAPS Self-evaluation Tool T83
We will consider how the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) pyramid self-evaluation tool can be used to support schools to develop their assessment practices.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
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Isabel Hopwood-Stephens

PGCE Primary Science Lecturer, Isabel Hopwood Stephens
I am currently evaluating the impact of the TAPS pyramid on primary science assessment for a PhD. I am particularly interested in how teachers change their practice, and would be interested in hearing about your experiences of using the TAPS pyramid in your school!


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Brave Assessment: Making new qualifications work in the real world T82
As we approach the first round of the new GCSE there is growing anxiety about how our students will fare in their exams. Science leaders and teachers are increasingly required to predict outcomes from an unfamiliar assessment and, quite rightly, intervene to improve the confidence of those students that fall behind where they should be. This important work can only be successful if it is based on robust data. I have developed an approach to secondary assessment that uses what we already know and the power of collective working to give us confidence in the conclusions we draw from student assessment. Those conclusions can then drive our teaching to secure the success of our students. This session will explain the assessment approach and allow hands on exploration of how you can use the information with your students.

Speakers
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Lucy Wood

Director, Brave Teaching Ltd
Lucy is an education consultant with extensive experience in schools, including several years in leadership and school improvement roles in addition to consistently excellent classroom teaching. Lucy has worked at the heart of government where she influenced education policy, managed... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

12:30pm GMT

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T24
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Biology, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tateson

Richard Tateson

A Level Biology Subject Advisor, OCR
Richard is A Level Biology Subject Advisor at OCR. He has taught biology in Suffolk, worked on nature-inspired computation at BT Research Labs and studied fruit flies at Cambridge University.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

12:45pm GMT

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T93
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

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 →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

1:00pm GMT

The Cognitive Case for Textbooks T94
As cognitive science throws more and more light on how we learn, teachers are duty-bound to apply its findings in the classroom. Writing and using great textbooks, with carefully written explanations, clear graphics and plentiful questions and answers for practice, is a powerful way of doing this.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker

Rosalind Walker
Physics teacher - writing my own textbooks - war on soft bigotry - team #cogscisci (cognitive science in science education) @Rosalindphys


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths G02

2:00pm GMT

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T46
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T74
In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

2:50pm GMT

Effective Teacher Assessment REPEATED T97
An update on the latest PLAN resources that have been produced since the last conference and an insight in to future developments.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy Ltd
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall S4
  Primary

2:50pm GMT

Looking For Learning: Helping peer assessment happen W97
Introducing a way to encourage both primary and secondary pupils to reflect on practical science activities and peer assess using short self-made films.

Speakers
avatar for Robin James

Robin James

Science Teacher / Leader, Exeter Road Primary School
Interested in the use of film to spark dialogue, promote peer feedback and suggest next steps in science learning. Now teaching Early Years to Year Six. Also interested in technology projects, tinkering and gender issues. PSTT Fellow since 2014.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall LT7
  Primary

2:50pm GMT

Science & Literacy - symbiosis? W83
Practical, hands-on science starting points demonstrate how writing and spoken word objectives may be effectively addressed - and assessed - while children are learning as scientists.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Beverley

Nicola Beverley

Primary Science Consultant, Nicola Beverley Consultancy Ltd


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall S9
  Primary

3:00pm GMT

Using High-Stakes Tests to Aid Progress REPEATED T104
This session aims to help teachers think how to use tests in a formative way that can quickly and easily allow students to identify interventions and make progress. It will also introduce how OUP are developing resources to support these strategies, to make them even quicker to incorporate into lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Experimental EPQs T101
A science-based Extended Project Qualification give students an opportunity to extend and develop their understanding of science beyond the curriculum, in exciting, practical ways. Previous EPQs have seen students recreating the Aurora Borealis in science labs, looking at the wobble of the millennium bridge and more! This session will allow teachers to talk to EPQ experts about how to run EPQs in the sciences alongside A-levels.

Proposers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

3:15pm GMT

Introduction to Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Astronomy T165
Q&A on the content, structure and assessment of the new Astronomy GCSE.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

3:30pm GMT

Careers in the Curriculum T110
Teachers are a key source of career information for pupils.  The Gatsby Good Career Guidelines recommend that careers options are introduced within subject classrooms, but also highlight that this is an area teachers find challenging. This workshop outlines the evidence and explores straightforward ways to include career ideas in the everyday classroom, to enrich and support the teaching of curriculum content.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Davenport

Carol Davenport

Director, NUSTEM, Northumbria University, UK
Carol runs an outreach and research group at Northumbria University called NUSTEM. NUSTEM works with around 50 schools in the North East of England to broaden career aspirations and support children and young people to choose a STEM career. They also include families and teachers... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

Exploration of the Use of a Computer Simulation to Assess Experimental Skills T111
In recent years, the direct assessment of practical work has been removed from some UK A-level specifications following guidance from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. Some have argued that regarding the assessment of practical skills, this has left a vacuum. This session will report upon a preliminary investigation into how a computer simulation might be used to judge certain experimental skills. This may have repercussions within the U.K. examination system and others, e.g. the Chinese Gaokao. I shall demonstrate the suggested methods and discuss the findings of a pilot study.

Speakers
KW

Kevin Walsh

Cambridge University


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
CTL 6
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Science & Technology from TAPS Cymru W98
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) Cymru project will share its guidance for the assessment of primary science and technology.

Speakers
RC

Ruth Coakley

Cardiff Metropolitan University
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S5
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Physics A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T116
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Physics, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neil Wade

Neil Wade

Lead Subject Advisor (Science), OCR
Neil Wade is Lead Subject Advisor (Science) at OCR, Cambridge Assessment. He has extensive subject expertise and knowledge of assessment, manages partnerships with stakeholders to support qualifications and represents OCR on the Cross-Board Working Group on the Practical Endorsement... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Maths 104
  Post-16

4:00pm GMT

Talking Science Debate: GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice? S19
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
avatar for Professor Louise Archer

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 →
avatar for Tracey Baxter

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 →
avatar for Tim Oates CBE

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 →
avatar for Olly Newton

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 →
avatar for Toby Osborne

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 →
avatar for David Read

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
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

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.
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

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 →
JC

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, The Royal Society

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

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 GMT
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

4:30pm GMT

Accessing Grades 8 & 9 W100
This session will explore how the most challenging questions in GCSE exams will be set and how teachers can prepare students targeted at those grades.  If sample questions at this level are analysed it is then possible to identify the nature of the challenge for students.  There are clear implications for teaching and learning - this isn't a case of just getting the final exam prep right but also of finding opportunities earlier to develop students' skills and expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

Progress in Science 11-16 REPEATED T121
Discover how Edexcel's 5 year scheme of work develops knowledge and skills from 11 - 16 with built in tracking and intervention.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

9:30am GMT

Physics A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T112
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Physics, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neil Wade

Neil Wade

Lead Subject Advisor (Science), OCR
Neil Wade is Lead Subject Advisor (Science) at OCR, Cambridge Assessment. He has extensive subject expertise and knowledge of assessment, manages partnerships with stakeholders to support qualifications and represents OCR on the Cross-Board Working Group on the Practical Endorsement... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Maths 106
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T128
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

10:00am GMT

Best Evidence Science Teaching W104
What’s BEST for KS3 science? This session will introduce Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) - a new collection of free, open-access, research-informed resources for effective engagement, teaching and formative assessment, initially focussed on science at ages 11-14. The resources are being developed by the University of York Science Education Group and the Salters’ Institute. We are running classroom trials with teachers to help develop the resources and add to the research evidence base.

Best Evidence Science Teaching draws upon the best available research evidence to provide resources for:
  • Effective teaching of difficult ideas
  • Purposeful practical work
  • Targeted formative assessment
  • Increased student engagement

Come along to explore sample resources and to find out about collaborating with researchers from the University of York in our classroom trials.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Bennett

Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor of Science Education, University of York Science Education Group
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters... Read More →
avatar for Alistair Moore

Alistair Moore

Curriculum Specialist, University of York Science Education Group
My research interests include school science curriculum development, effective formative and summative assessment, scientific literacy, student engagement with science, and teaching of difficult ideas in biology. I have extensive experience in the development of school science curricula... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T136
Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T137
This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

Proposers
Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T133
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Working Scientifically in KS4 (&3) W114
This session will explore how Working Scientifically skills in the GCSE specifications can be used to plan effective lessons both at KS4 and at KS3.  The required practicals shouldn't simply be seen as standalone activities which have to be gone through as a matter of compliance but rather as opportunities to develop a range of skills and ideas.  To an increasing extent this is becoming a vehicle for presenting process and content as two sides of the same coin - both for teaching and for assessment purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

11:40am GMT

TAPS Practical and Focused Assessment W120
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project has developed focused assessment activities, with assessment indicators for Working Scientifically, to support teacher judgement.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
avatar for Alison Trew

Alison Trew

PSTT Area Mentor and Website Resources Developer, Primary Science Teaching Trust
PSTT Area Mentor (South West) and Website Resources Developer.Project Lead for PSTT project: Introducing cutting-edge research to primary children through I bet you didn't know... articles.Responsible for PSTT online resources: Floorbooks & Air Pollution Research.Associate Lecturer... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S4
  Primary

11:40am GMT

The Stories We Tell W121
Delegates will explore and review examples of the work and lives of scientists, represented in different media, and their potential to enhance children's scientific attitudes.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: • deep engagement in primary science' • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones • scientific... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T126
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Chemistry, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

A Level Chemistry subject advisor, OCR
Andy is OCR’s A Level Chemistry subject advisor. He has previously taught chemistry in Bournemouth and Cambridge, and also has experience in science communication

Exhibitors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths 106
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T127
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.

Sponsors
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Using High-Stakes Tests to Aid Progress REPEATED T151
This session aims to help teachers think how to use tests in a formative way that can quickly and easily allow students to identify interventions and make progress. It will also introduce how OUP are developing resources to support these strategies, to make them even quicker to incorporate into lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

2:30pm GMT

Ensuring Accurate Teacher Assessment in Primary Science W130
This practical session offers ideas and support from CIEC to facilitate a whole school approach to providing evidence of teacher assessments in primary science lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Nicky Waller

Nicky Waller

Primary Science Advisory Teacher, The Centre for Industry Education
I'm a primary teacher and now focus upon developing the teaching and learning of science in a wide range of primary schools across the north-east of England in my role for CIEC. I encourage schools to make links with industry, train teachers by running courses and leading conferences... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S3
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

Foundations of Science Learning W109
Focusing on the youngest scientists in our schools, this practical session will look at eight key principles for early years science, focusing on real science.

SNAP Foundation is a 24 activity resource from Collins with a key focus on practical science with younger learners. 

Bryony Turford, the author of this resource will share the principles behind the resource and you will have a chance to try some out first hand

Resources and offers from Collins will be available either in this session or via a voucher to visit their stand in the exhibition Marquee.

Speakers
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending the ASE South East Asia conference as a speaker and delegate.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work scientifically... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S8
  Primary

3:35pm GMT

Effective Teacher Assessment REPEATED T131
An update on the latest PLAN resources that have been produced since the last conference and an insight in to future developments.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy Ltd
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  Primary