Understanding assessment and improving delivery in International A Level Biology (Module 2)

Understanding assessment and improving delivery in International A Level Biology (Module 2)

Course provided by Pearson

Summary overview

  • Online scheduled

  • 2 hours study time

  • Teacher training and education

  • £25.00

  • 3rd November 08:00-10:00 GMT

  • Secondary

About this course

03 November 2021 at 08:00 - 10:00 GMTPlease note: This is a repeat of the training that took place in 2020.This online training is designed for teachers who are delivering the Pearson Edexcel International A level Biology specification. This training will give you an understanding of how assessments are structured for the qualification and how your teaching can be adapted to help your students’ performance on examination papers.The training is comprised of two 'standalone' modules which are booked separately. In Module 2, delegates will:- Be introduced to the idea of assessment objectives: what are they and why they are used when writing examination papers.- Analyse recent question papers and learn which types of question match the different assessment objectives.- Investigate assessment objectives AO2 and AO3, considering how questions in these areas have been answered by looking at feedback from previous exam series.- Discuss strategies for teaching AO2 and AO3 content to try and make sure students can access questions targeting different assessment objectives.- Review the support Pearson offers for the qualification.- Network, discuss best practice and share ideas with other teachers.The content of this training is based on the reformed specification for first teaching from September 2018 .Please note: a recording of the training will be available to attendees only.This training can count as 2 hours of CPD.

Learning outcomes

  1. Be introduced to the idea of assessment objectives: what are they and why they are used when writing examination papers.
  2. Analyse recent question papers and learn which types of question match the different assessment objectives.
  3. Investigate assessment objectives AO2 and AO3, considering how questions in these areas have been answered by looking at feedback from previous exam series.
  4. Discuss strategies for teaching AO2 and AO3 content to try and make sure students can access questions targeting different assessment objectives.
  5. Review the support Pearson offers for the qualification.