Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

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ASE Northern Ireland Confernce 21st June 2019

See below for workshop information and details of how to register. Early bird prices will end on 31st March.

Workshops for Post Primary Teachers

Kevin Henderson CCEA - Awarding Grades in GCSE Science, this session will look at the methodology of how GCSE grades will be awarded in Summer 2019. An update of a very popular workshop from 2017.

Pat Hanson, St Pius x College - Numeracy and Thinking Skills in Science, Pat will look at examples of numeracy activities that are naturally infused within the science curriculum, these will include interactive student activities for the classroom.

CCEA/RSC - Developing Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities in KS3 Science - This workshop will examine hot TS&PC can be integrated into classroom activities.

Paul Wright, CCEA - Support for the teaching of Life and Health Sciences

Paddy Shevlin, (former ETI) - Science Leadership and Self Evaluation. The Heads of Science Cluster Group has been running for three years. Paddy and the cluster group will share effective strategies to raise attainment in departments.

Gill Humes, Deliberate - Differentiation - Let's take another look. This session will look at diagnostic questioning and effective strategies that work in a mixed ability classroom.

Frank Scullion, CCEA GCE Chemistry Chair of Examiners, Teaching Beyond the Classroom (use of online teaching platforms).

Mary Whitehouse, University of York /Chair of ASE - Good questions for 11-14 Physics Teaching - This workshop will look at how having good questions and tasks will support precise learning outcomes and monitoring pupil progress

Sentinus - Project based Learning - PBL is a dynamic approach in which students can actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

Fran Gale, Wellcome Genome Campus - Keeping up to date with advances in Genetics. The Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge is one of the world's foremost institutes in Genomics. Fran will introduce teachers to some of the organisations resources for supporting A Level Biology.

Collette Thompson - Developing Literacy in the Science Classroom - this practical session will offer suggestions on how to use literacy techniques to improve exam technique.

Declan Mc Geown, RSC, Teaching Organic Chemistry in Life and Health Sciences. The session will review resources, delivery and subject knowledge of organic chemistry in the core externally examined A2 Organic Chemistry module.

Declan Mc Geown RSC, Support with teaching A Level Practical Skills in Chemistry - a review of RSC resources to develop skills and support with the Practical examination.

Workshops for Technicians

Angie Ridout, Technician - STEM Clubs! STEM clubs are an asset to a school. They provide opportunities for technicians to show off their skills and pass on that passion for STEM subjects. This session will provide advice on setting up a STEM club as well as ideas and activities

Chris Peel, CLEAPSS - A ‘glass' act: A hands-on workshop that'll teach you glass manipulation skills that can be applied across all the sciences. The skills learned are both practical and fun and will involve glass bending, repairing glass equipment and drawing pipettes and more.

Drop-in and get the know-how: This drop-in session will be a chance for technicians to learn a bit more about the CCEA GCSE practical's such as advice on set-up, tips and tricks, networking and a chance to collect feedback for CCEA. Technician committee

Katherine Forsey, Gratnells Learning Room Expert - What's in my Tray?: this hands on carousel of practical activities returns to Northern Ireland by popular demand. Katherine has put together a new set of practical activities.

Alongside the sessions above there will be exhibitors from:
Data Harvest, Hodder, Practical Action, CCEA, Open University, Spa4schools, Timstar, W5, YPO, CLEAPPS, SciChem, CCEA, Oxford University Press and many more.

Click here for membership information.

  • £10 members, £30 early bird (before 31st March)
  • £50 (after 31st March)
    • This includes tea/coffee and lunch.

Register here

Any problems e mail the region field officer, Michelle Ryan. michelle.ryan@ase.org.uk

CCEA A2 Exemplification of Examination Performance (EEP) Webinar A2 Biology

CCEA are holding a series of webinars for A2 Exemplification of Examination Performance following the first full award of the revised A2 Level specification in Summer 2018.

This session will focus on A2 units of the Revised GCE Biology specification.

Thursday 7 March, CCEA A2 Exemplification of Examination Performance (EEP) Webinar A2 Biology

Past papers and Support Material from legacy Specifications

Please note that these materials from the legacy specifications are now available under the legacy materials tab under the Revised GCE tab for the new specification. The decision was made to avoid the wrong content been taught and to tidy up the micro-sites. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Support Event for Science Technicians (Belfast) -
Setting up the new GCSE Science Practical Assessments

Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Venue: Pavilion, Stormont, Belfast
Time: Registration from 12.30; Start: 13.00

Agenda: Support Event to support technicians who are new to setting up science practical exams - this event will cover all three science disciplines and will give helpful tips on how best to plan, set up and deliver the new GCSE science practical exams.

Booking your place now: Support Event for Science Technicians (Belfast)

Support Event for Science Technicians (Limavady) -
Setting up the new GCSE Science Practical Assessments

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Venue: Roe Park, Limavady
Time: Registration from 09.30; Start: 10.00

Agenda: Support Event to support technicians who are new to setting up science practical exams - this event will cover all three science disciplines and will give helpful tips on how best to plan, set up and deliver the new GCSE science practical exams.

Booking your place now: Support Event for Science Technicians (Limavady)

Exemplifying Examination Performance Webinar

CCEA recently published AS Exemplification of Examination Performance following the first full award of the revised AS Level specification in Summer 2017. You will find this PDF within the Support section of the subject microsite (under the EEP tab). We are holding this webinar to accompany the publication.

AS Biology Exemplification of Examination Performance (EEP) Webinar
15th March 3.45pm to 4.30pm

The Royal Society of Biology annual biology challenge

The Royal Society of Biology has launched the annual biology challenge.

For more details go to the link below.

Royal Society of Biology - Biology Challenge
rsb.org.uk

ASE Christmas Post Primary TeachMeet at Campbell College

ASE Christmas Post Primary TeachMeet at Campbell College
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Qualifications Administration Handbook

Please refer to the link below for information and guidance on the administration of CCEA assessments and examinations (including examination entry codes).

Exams Officers Useful Links & Documents
ccea.org.uk

GCSE Agreement Trials 2017

There will be Agreement Trials for GCSE Sciences Combined (GBY3, GCH3, GPH3, GSD7, GSS4) on the following dates 8th, 15th, 17th November.

You will find details and booking information for these events on the CCEA Events Booking page.

If you require further information please contact the CCEA Events Team on 028 9026 1401 or events@ccea.org.uk.

CCEA GCSE ReVision Launch Events 2017

CCEA would like to invite you to the launch events for the Revised GCSEs.

Please click on link to be redirected to CCEA Events page for dates and venues for all GCSE subjects:

CCEA ReVision Events
ccea.org.uk

School Biology Teacher of the Year Award (11-18 category)

Do you know an amazing teacher of biology who deserves recognition?
Why not nominate them for an award to recognise their talent and skill?
Details are available on the Society of Biology's website: www.societyofbiology.org