Assessment objectives and GCSE Science

Assessment objectives

As we head towards Mock season for our GCSE groups, we are still unsure of the importance of this set of exams. In the past, Mocks gave students a little bit of the experience of what to expect in the real exam season, but this time, they could contribute to their actual GCSE grade if the examinations get cancelled for the third year running due to the Covid-19 global Pandemic. So, Mocks are more important than ever but how do we prepare our students best?

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New directions for science education by Russell Tytler

Evolution of science education

The science education research literature can be read as identifying major concerns and directions for reform: the need to support deeper knowledge of disciplinary concepts and practices; the need to engage students’ interest in science; social justice concerns with engagement in science futures; learning to engage with science in authentic, interdisciplinary and societally significant contexts. […]

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The Evolution of Science Education Survey Opinion piece by Sibel Erduran

Evolution of science education

The Evolution of Science Education Survey conducted by Oxford University Press provides a timely account of science professionals’ views of the core purposes of science education as well as the challenges and opportunities facing science education. Numerous findings from the survey are noteworthy. Skills A great number of those surveyed considered skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving as important […]

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