The summer term is always busy with lots going on. As we all gear up towards the exam and awarding season, things can feel challenging and confusing; we’re here to make that journey a bit easier.
To help you find what you’re looking for quickly, this update contains information and links to useful resources, events and support.
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This is a friendly reminder that students are required to sit the same tier for all papers in a specification. Therefore, if they are sitting GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy, for example, they must sit the same tier for all papers across the specification. If they are doing separate sciences, then the chosen tier can vary from Biology to Chemistry to Physics.
Don't forget, for the summer 2018 exams, you can change which tier your students are entered for, free of charge until 21 April 2018.
We’ve listened to your feedback on last year’s Year 10 tests and are extending them to cover more of the specifications.
The changes you’ll see:
There will also be increased focus on questions students appear to be struggling with such as: Application in unfamiliar contexts, Extended response and Practicals.
Available at Foundation and Higher Tier, these free and password-protected tests will be available from 23 April on our Secure Key Materials (e-AQA).
Exampro’s Mark Entry and Reporting Technology (MERiT) will be available through Exampro mid-May, so you’ll be able to compare your students’ performance with the sample population.
These meetings offer great networking opportunities while simultaneously addressing teacher needs and relevant themes each term to support your teaching. Come along to discuss strategies, best practice and share resources with your science community.
Our summer hub meetings will provide: