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Scientific concept – weaknesses from core science

Science teachers and subject leaders can use these materials to consider common weaknesses in 'biology: scientific concepts' gathered from core science GCSE examiners' reports. This includes resources which may help you to plan how to help pupils avoid ...

Task 6

Look back at the list you made for Task 4 and compare it with the short list given above. Select two opportunities within each year group where you could introduce an out-of-the-laboratory experience for pupils.

At the next departmental meeting ...

Getting more students to study A level science courses

Why it is important for science teachers to encourage more students to study A level science courses? Which groups of pupils are under-represented in the cohorts entered for biology, chemistry and physics certification?

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Absence of correct scientific terminology

Details of persistent reported weaknesses in GCSE science (biology) made by pupils at difference approximate grades and weaknesses identified in 2008-09 responses.  Weakness type - Absence of correct scientific terminology.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Mathematical ability

Details of persistent reported weaknesses in GCSE science (biology) made by pupils at difference approximate grades and weaknesses identified in 2008-09 responses.  Weakness type - Mathematical ability.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

SEAL resource sheet 3.5.1: Information sheet 6

A resource sheet summarising biological and social factors involved in adolescents’ emotional experiences. The sheet discusses the stability of emotions during adolescence, hormonal changes in adolescence linked to emotions and social and biological explanations for risky behaviour in adolescence, and includes points for discussion among colleagues.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

APP example of Pupil R's work: Project on cell models

Poster on jelly cells to provide exemplification for Assessing Pupil's Progress (APP) of a pupil working at secure level 4.

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Confusion and/or lack of precision in scientific terms and/or symbols

Details of persistent reported weaknesses in GCSE science (biology) made by pupils at difference approximate grades and weaknesses identified in 2008-09 responses.  Weakness type - Confusion and/or lack of precision in scientific terms and/or symbols.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Anthropology

Find a guide for gifted and talented learners about anthropology degree courses in the UK. It is recommended that a teacher is available to guide students through the material and answer questions where necessary. This is part of a set of resources for ...

An Interview with Craig Venter

Leading geneticist Craig Venter speaks on future technologies

Teachers TV Created: Mon Sep 15 12:07:40 BST 2008