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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

Science Across Borders I04
Find out how big data can connect your science class to international research – and give your pupils something solid to work on with partners abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

Project Coordinator, Prometeruse
Just another science-junky with a passion for languages. I am particularly interested in all things environment and energy related. After studying physics, I set up this climate-outreach NGO called Prometeruse. We're trying to help teenagers hack global warming.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT1

10:20am

Cognitive Load in Science REPEATED I02
What is Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), why is it so important, and how can it be applied to the Science Classroom?

In January Professor Dylan Wiliam tweeted that “…Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know". This session explains the principles of CLT and shows how an understanding of how CLT can be used to improve teaching and learning in Science.

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Lead Practitioner, St John Plessington Catholic College
Physics teacher and Lead Practitioner at St John Plessington Catholic College. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.
AT

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for hi-impact

hi-impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd is a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT4

11:20am

Simple Experiments in a Complex World I10
Simple and little known chemistry experiments are shown that allow the students to discover experimentally and enquiry-based chemical principles and to gain deep insight into our complex world.

Speakers
avatar for Klemens Koch

Klemens Koch

Pedagogical University Bern


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall LT3

2:15pm

Concepts Frameworks in IB Sciences I19
The review of the IB Diploma sciences is underway starting with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The new courses will be fundamentally different to all previous iterations with a move away from a content focused experience toward a concept driven curriculum augmented by the skills which underpin understanding in science. These skills include collaboration and team work as well as an understanding of causality and complexity. The presentation will demonstrate the thinking underlying the changes, illustrated with interactive examples from the new Biology curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Corry Blades

Corry Blades

Senior Strand Manager for Science and Mathematics, International Baccalaureate
I have been working at the International Baccalaureate for the last five years in the Acadmic Department on curriculum design, development and innovation for the Diploma Programme. In addition I manage the alignment between the primary, middle years and diploma programme in science... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Rendall LT2
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am

The STEM Pit Stop Challenge W02
How quickly can your pupils dismantle and rebuild (perfectly) a go-kart? Suitable for children (and grown-ups!)  of all ages, this STEM engineering challenge develops planning, communication and teamwork. Come and have a go for yourselves, and see how a simple wooden go-kart can be used to teach a vast range of STEM skills.

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Lead Practitioner, St John Plessington Catholic College
Physics teacher and Lead Practitioner at St John Plessington Catholic College. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.
AT

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for hi-impact

hi-impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd is a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL 8

9:30am

Physics Students’ Graph Comprehension D01
To explain the interpretation and understanding of use of algebraic graph to solve kinematics graphs

Speakers
IP

Itumeleng Phage

Postgraduate student, Central University of Technology, Free State
Would like to learn on Physics Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 103

9:30am

Web-based Post-16 Learning Resources for Protein Structure & Function W32
Puzzled by protein structures? Baffled by beta-sheets? 

Come along and let us help with helices and probe the peptide bond!

Explore these web-based resources developed with the PDBe to learn about protein structure and function in post-16 chemistry and biology.
Find the trial resources on our website here: http://tiny.cc/proteinLR

Speakers
avatar for Dr Matthew Conroy

Dr Matthew Conroy

Outreach Lead, protein Data Bank in Europe
I work in managing the protein structure database at PDBe. If you're teaching protein structure, DNA structure, or biochemistry in general, I'd love to talk to you.
avatar for Peter Hoare

Peter Hoare

Outreach Officer, Newcastle University
I'm a former chemistry teacher (20 yrs) and previously was the Chemistry Outreach Officer in the former School of Chemistry at Newcastle University (8yrs). I am now a STEM Outreach Officer in the Science Faculty Marketing & Recruitment team at Newcastle. I deliver quality outreach... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
CTL 6

9:30am

A-level Biology Practicals W13
Since the introduction of the new A levels with no coursework element, it is important that students have an in depth understanding of practical methods in order to answer the relevant exam questions. This session will investigate how practical understanding can lead to exam question success.

Speakers
AG

Adrian Greenall

The City of Liverpool College
I am a teacher of Biology in a large college in Merseyside, specialising in A levels and GCSE. I also deliver professional development to a wide variety of teachers from both science and non-science subjects.

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
CTL 1

11:00am

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
Maths 105

11:00am

Bioinformatics in the Classroom W12
In this session we will demonstrate how you can bring bioinformatics activities into the classroom using free resources from the website www.yourgenome.org. These resources are suitable for A-level students.
This will be a workshop that walks the participants through the activities and gives them the opportunity to try out each activity. Three activities will be show cased:
Function Finders BLAST: an activity where a DNA sequence is translated into a protein sequence which can be used to search the UNIPROT database.
MRSA gene hunt – use a flash-based app to compare the genes of two strains of Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria
BRAF and COSMIC – an activity where students have to identify a cancer mutation from DNA sequence data and find out more about it on the COSMIC database

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
CTL 2

12:00pm

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W15
Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTL 1

12:00pm

Perimeter Institute's Physics Highlight Reel W82
In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage with Perimeter's best hands-on activities. Every day lessons are applied to interesting concepts in modern physics!

Speakers
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Miles Hudson

Miles Hudson

Perimeter Institute
For several years, I’ve been helping physics teachers to make their lessons more engaging and use simple activities to get across some pretty amazing physics. We’ve swung corks around our heads to discover dark matter, and predicted new particles to ‘win’ a Nobel prize.In... Read More →
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →
DP

Damian Pope

Senior Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Outreach... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rendall LT4

1:30pm

BERG: What’s nature got to do with it? T31
The A-level Biology residential field course experience.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Glackin

Melissa Glackin

King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Rendall S10

1:30pm

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

2:00pm

BERG: Are field ecologists barking up the wrong tree? T37
Speakers
ST

Steve Tilling

Field Studies Council


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Rendall S10

2:00pm

Connect to Bring STEM Learning to Life! W23
A workshop focussed on how to achieve genuine collaboration through effective employer engagement, creating inspiring, enriched, enjoyable STEM learning experiences that will support learner progression. Explore a variety of approaches and ready -to-use resources that provide ‘a clear line of sight of work’ and the ‘connect’ to bring STEM learning to life!

Speakers
CA

Cerian Ayres

Education and Training Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S1

2:00pm

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.

Proposers
Exhibitors

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

2:00pm

Cards for A2/Y13 Organic Chemistry W22
Activities to help students recognise organic compounds and link reactions. Challenging and fun!

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths G03

2:30pm

'When will I ever use this in the real world, Sir?' T41
Putting curriculum into context - find out about STEM Ambassadors, Big Bang Fairs and other programmes to support the work you do in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Christoffer

Alison Christoffer

Operations Manager, All About STEM
avatar for Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Managing Director, All About STEM


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall LT3

3:00pm

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
Rendall LT8

3:00pm

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
Maths 105

4:00pm

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.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maths G02

4:00pm

Space as a Context for Studying STEM in the Post-16 classroom T54
The European Space Education Resource Office in the UK supports teachers to use space as an engaging topics for the study of STEM. In this session we will discuss how space science research, carried out in the UK, can be bought into the classroom to engage post-16 students in STEM.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Manager of European Space Education Resource Office-UK, STEM Learning
avatar for Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons

Teacher Fellow, ESERO-UK
Tom is the ESERO-UK Teacher Fellow, based at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. He works with teachers to use space as a context in STEM subjects from primary up to post-16. Tom has a degree in Physics and a Masters in Space Science. He has been a satellite engineer, with Airbus... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maths G03

4:00pm

FE TeachMeet S08
Join other FE practitioners to share quick, top tips. Email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk if you want to have a 5-minute slot to present your best teaching resource or idea.

You can attend this informal CPD session with a Free Exhibition Entry Only ticket.

Proposers
HR

Helen Roberts

Trustee, ASE

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

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 →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rendall S1
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:30am

Flipped Physics Teaching T60
Engage your students outside of the classroom and improve their attainment in A-level Physics.

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Matheson

Lewis Matheson

Director, GCSE and A Level Physics Online
l run a succesful YouTube channel with hundreds of GCSE and A Level Physics videos used by thousands of students, ideal for flipped learning and revision.


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 103

9:30am

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
Maths 104

10:00am

CPAC: Making your delivery even better REPEATED T117
Two years into A-level practical science reform we are keen to share the best practice seen by our practical advisers when monitoring schools and colleges. This workshop will give you lots of ideas and will be helpful for all science disciplines and levels of experience.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter, AQA

Catherine Witter, AQA

Senior Advice Manager in Practical Sciences, AQA
My role involves leading the AQA team responsible for advising UK schools on best practice for Science practical work at both GCSE and A-level. During my twenty year teaching career, I taught all three Sciences, was Head of Faculty for Science and held whole-school responsibility... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths Forsyth

11:00am

Fieldwork and Beyond T75
Find out how field work can make a real impact on students understanding of the new A-level sciences and their assessments

Proposers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths G02

11:00am

Voices of Chemistry W64
Bringing the authentic voices of scientists into the classroom, this workshop will support the teaching of post-16 atmospheric chemistry through hands-on activities and teaching resources.

Speakers
LD

Lynda Dunlop

Lecturer in Science Education, University of York


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths 103

11:30am

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
Maths 104

11:30am

Perimeter Institute's What's New in Physics? W137
This session will explore a variety of cutting-edge physics discoveries for teachers looking for current, real-world science connections in your classroom.

Speakers
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
GD

Greg Dick

Director of External Relations, Perimeter Institute
Greg Dick is a charismatic education thought leader, author, trailblazing teacher, and passionate advocate of scientific literacy. Since 2007, Greg has served as the Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, where... Read More →
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →
DP

Damian Pope

Senior Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Outreach... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
CTH 4

12:00pm

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

12:30pm

Do All Scientists Wear Lab Coats? T158
What even makes a scientist? Is it the mad hair or the white lab coat? Come along to this session to discover what management science is all about.

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Parker

Sophie Parker

The OR Society
What is the science of better decision making? And why should you take note? We run free workshops using fun, interactive and engaging games to show you how playing with Lego (and other great bits) can showcase the usefulness of maths and Operational Research (O.R.) in the real... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Maths 106

12:30pm

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
Maths 103

1:00pm

Free Web-based Learning Resources for Post-16 Chemistry W128
Free resources to learn about fundamental topics in post-16 (or equivalents) chemistry using real worldwide research databases!

Access the CCDC resources here: http://tiny.cc/ccdcLR

Access the PDBe protein resources here: http://tiny.cc/proteinLR

Access the WebMO computational chemistry resources here: http://tiny.cc/webmoLR

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hoare

Peter Hoare

Outreach Officer, Newcastle University
I'm a former chemistry teacher (20 yrs) and previously was the Chemistry Outreach Officer in the former School of Chemistry at Newcastle University (8yrs). I am now a STEM Outreach Officer in the Science Faculty Marketing & Recruitment team at Newcastle. I deliver quality outreach... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CTL 6

3:00pm

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
Maths G02

3:00pm

Wonderful & Useful Animation for Teaching Organic Chemistry T107
A visual tour of a major collection of animated screens to teach about reaction mechanisms, isomerism, resonance, inductive effects and almost every topic taught at ages 15-18 years. The collection was made for exams in the UK, Singapore, Norway and the International Baccalaureate.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Frost

Roger Frost

author, Organic Chemistry Animation
Roger Frost is a writer of teaching materials for science education. Now nearing retirement, his speciality is in the use of dataloggers and computers. For many years he wrote for newspapers such as the Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Maths Forsyth

4:00pm

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
Maths 104
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am

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
Maths 106

9:30am

Student Writing Competition D11
We are launching a competition for a short essay on a Biology topic, the winning entry will be published in our student journal.

Come and talk to us to find out how your students can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Fabia Allen

Dr Fabia Allen

Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Hi, I am interested in getting students involved in publishing their work. I am setting up a journal for students in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, and I would also like to promote submissions from college/A-level kids. Come and talk to us to find out... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Maths G02

10:00am

Astronomy and Astrophysics Drop-in D13
Drop in to discuss any topic – concepts, resources and examinations. Collect free resources to support examined material. Try out and discuss laboratory experiments.

Speakers
AP

Alan Pickwick

Honorary Treasurer, Association for Astronomy Education


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
CTL 7

10:30am

Getting the Best Out My Memory S37
Dr. van der Spoel is a chartered psychologist, who specialises in using the mind as an effective tool for life learning. He will talk about how you can learn to balance focus, motivation and study behaviour and ways in that can guide and support you during your exam preparation. The presentation has a significant, but accessible, emphasis on the psychology behind the strategies of learning. You will leave the session not only with the "how" but also with the "why" of effective learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Director, Glia Learning
Born in the north of the Netherlands, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel grew up in a family of four.  When he was three, his parents started to foster children creating a home environment of young people from diverse backgrounds with evening meals as ‘fertile soil’ for all kinds of... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Chadwick Barkla LT

11:00am

CPAC: Making your delivery even better REPEATED T138
Two years into A-level practical science reform we are keen to share the best practice seen by our practical advisers when monitoring schools and colleges. This workshop will give you lots of ideas and will be helpful for all science disciplines and levels of experience.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter, AQA

Catherine Witter, AQA

Senior Advice Manager in Practical Sciences, AQA
My role involves leading the AQA team responsible for advising UK schools on best practice for Science practical work at both GCSE and A-level. During my twenty year teaching career, I taught all three Sciences, was Head of Faculty for Science and held whole-school responsibility... Read More →

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths G03

12:30pm

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
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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

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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
Maths 106

2:00pm

Stretch Your A-level Chemists T150
This session aims to support classroom teachers to utilise a range of resources to stretch, challenge and engage your top A-level candidates. Take home resources that you can use immediately your classroom matched to the new specifications.

Speakers
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Penny Robotham

The National Mathematics and Science College
A teacher - researcher and active member of the Teacher Action research group PALAVA, I lead on chemistry at the National Mathematics and Science College. I was a lead practictioner for the SSAT on the Practical in Science project and chair the RSC UK Chemistry Olympiad Working P... Read More →

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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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths Forsyth