The conferences will be led by David Redfern and Phil Banks who both have extensive experience of teaching and assessment. All students will receive a pack of notes to help with their learning and planned revision.
Note that AS students can attend the day as the examination techniques are common to AS and A level students, even though the contexts may be different.
Manchester: Central Methodist Hall Tuesday 20th March 2018(10:30-3:30)
London: Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church Wednesday 21st March (11:00-3:45)
A number of sessions to include:
Introduction and Examination technique in general- types of questions; assessment objectives (AOs); meaning of command words; levels of marking; short knowledge-based questions
Data in questions for response –the interpret and analyse questions
Data in questions as stimulus- the ‘novel situation’ questions
The 9 mark questions- assessing AO1 and AO2
The 9 mark ‘linking/connecting’ questions- assessing AO1 and AO2, but also assessing synoptic links
The 20 mark essay questions- general principles and the marking of at least two set essays ( one Physical and one Human)
The emphasis of the day will be on examination technique, though the context for the materials used will refer to the Core elements of the specification ( Water/Carbon cycles; Landscape systems; Changing places; Global systems/governance) as well as the popular options such as Hazards, People and the environment and Contemporary urban environments.
Course fee: £20(+vat) per head
Student Revision Conference Booking Form:
Please confirm your numbers 4 weeks before the conference. Final details and Joining instructions will be sent out to you at least 10 days prior to the conference.Accompanying teachers FREE OF CHARGE.
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