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Title: GCSE Sciences for 2011 www.gcse-science.com


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GCSE Sciences for 2011 www.gcse-science.com
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Objectives
  • Understand the rules governing 2011
    specifications and the changes anticipated
  • Consider OCRs priorities and proposals
  • Understand the timelines for development and
    implementation
  • Consider the support to be offered

3
Development Timeline
  • December 2009 Subject Criteria published
  • April 2010 - submission of specifications and
    SAMs to Ofqual
  • May 2010 draft specifications published
  • November 2010 - specifications accredited and
    published on the OCR website
  • Late 2010 - specifications distributed to Centres
  • Late 2010 - guidance materials published

4
Achievements
  • Science for the citizen (scientific literacy) and
    science for the scientist
  • Interest, engagement and motivation
  • Increase in numbers taking GCE sciences
  • Additional controls on coursework
  • Coursework integrated into teaching
  • Transparent and accessible assessment

5
Why was a review necessary?
  • Assessment issues highlighted by Ofqual report
    on GCSE sciences
  • Issues of comparability - between different
    specifications and routes to grades
  • Opportunities for extended writing and need to
    provide stretch and challenge
  • Opportunities for practical work
  • Use of maths in science
  • Discontinuities KS3-KS4, and KS4-KS5

6

General and Subject Criteria
QCDA carried out consultation with teachers,
professional bodies, employers, awarding bodies
and the public
  • Review of subject content
  • Controlled Assessment
  • Terminal requirement
  • Limit on number of units
  • Re-sit rules

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Review of subject content
  • Content of GCSE sciences has been reviewed and
    some changes have been made
  • There are now Subject Criteria for each
    qualification (see Ofqual website)
  • 100 of content for Science and Additional
    Applied Science is prescribed less than 100 for
    other specifications

8
Controlled Assessment
  • Task setting
  • tasks selected from a number of comparable tasks
    provided by the Awarding Body, renewed each year
    the unit must be entered in the year for which
    the task is identified
  • Task taking
  • Data collection / research can be carried out in
    groups or at home but analysis and evaluation
    must be carried out under supervision
  • Task marking
  • teachers mark tasks using mark schemes or
    criteria provided by Awarding Body moderation
    carried out by Awarding Body

9
Units and weightings
  • Minimum weighting of 20 for each unit
  • Controlled Assessment weighted 25 (60 in
    Additional Applied Science Environmental and
    Land-based Science)
  • So maximum of 4 units possible

10
Re-sit rules for units
  • Only one re-sit permitted of each unit, so
  • one attempt at F and one at Hor
  • two attempts at For
  • two attempts at H

11
Terminal Requirement
  • 40 of assessment must be taken in final series,
    when certification is requested
  • Any combination of units Controlled Assessment
    and Written Paper
  • Units which are part of the 40 must count
  • Requirement must be met again if candidate
    subsequently re-certificates

12
Key issues
  • When will my students do the Controlled
    Assessment?
  • When will they cash in?
  • Will I offer re-sits if so when?
  • How will my students meet the Terminal
    Requirement?
  • What if students want to re-sit units after
    cashing in?

13
Consultation
  • Discussions with 700 heads of science
  • 8 focus groups on needs and requirements
  • Consultations with cluster coordinators
  • 150 responses from A Level teachers on
    progression issues
  • 8 focus groups on controlled assessment tasks

14
OCRs priorities
  • Thoughtful development to meet new requirements
    evolution not revolution, build on success
  • Make Controlled Assessment, reliable, valid but
    engaging and manageable
  • Enhanced inclusion of relevant maths
  • Effective progression
  • from KS3 to GCSE from GCSE to GCE

15
What revised GCSE specifications is OCR planning
to offer?
  • Twenty First Century Science Suite A
  • GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science
  • GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics
  • Gateway Science Suite B
  • GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science
  • GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics
  • GCSE Additional Applied Science
  • GCSE Environmental and Land-based Science

16
Twenty First Century Science Suite
  • GCSE Science
  • GCSE Additional Science
  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Physics

17
B1, B2, B3 B4, B5, B6 B7 Controlled assessment B   GCSE Biology
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSE Biology
C1, C2, C3 C4, C5, C6 C7 Controlled assessment C   GCSE Chemistry
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSE Chemistry
P1, P2, P3 P4, P5, P6 P7 Controlled assessment P   GCSE Physics
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSE Physics
Controlled assessment S Controlled assessment A  
25 25  
     
GCSE Science GCSE Additional Science  
Nested Model for C21 Suite
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B1, B2, B3 B4, B5, B6 B7 Controlled assessment B   GCSE Biology
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSE Biology
C1, C2, C3 C4, C5, C6 C7 Controlled assessment C   GCSE Chemistry
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSE Chemistry
P1, P2, P3 P4, P5, P6 P7 Controlled assessment P   GCSE Physics
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSE Physics
Controlled assessment S Controlled assessment A  
25 25  
     
GCSE Science GCSE Additional Science  
Nested Model for C21 Suite
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Mixed Paper Model for C21 Suite
B1, C1, P1 B2, C2, P2 B3, C3, P3 Controlled assessment S   GCSEScience
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSEScience
         
B4, C4, P4 B5, C5, P5 B6, C6, P6 Controlled assessment A   GCSEAdditional Science
25 60 min 25 60 min 25 60 min 25   GCSEAdditional Science
Each mixed paper includes questions from biology,
chemistry and physics
20
Twenty First Century Approach
  • Motivates and inspires students
  • Balances Issues for Citizens with Big Questions
    in science to provide exciting and relevant
    contexts
  • Integrates How Science Works into the science
    content for all specifications
  • Offers great flexibility in the scheme of
    assessment

21
Gateway Science Suite
  • GCSE Science
  • GCSE Additional Science
  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Physics

22
Gateway Separate Sciences
Gateway Suite
B1, B2, B3 B4, B5, B6 Controlled assessment B   GCSEBiology
35 75 min 40 90 min 25   GCSEBiology
       
C1, C2, C3 C4, C5, C6 Controlled assessment C   GCSEChemistry
35 75 min 40 90 min 25   GCSEChemistry
       
P1, P2, P3 P4, P5, P6 Controlled assessment P   GCSEPhysics
35 75 min 40 90 min 25   GCSEPhysics
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Gateway Science Additional Science
Gateway Suite
B1, C1, P1 B2, C2, P2 Controlled assessment S   GCSEScience
35 75 min 40 90 min 25   GCSEScience
       
B3, C3, P3 B4, C4, C4 Controlled assessment A   GCSEAdditional Science
35 75 min 40 90 min 25   GCSEAdditional Science
Each mixed paper includes questions from biology,
chemistry and physics
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Gateway Approach
Gateway Suite
  • Differentiated content three columns for
  • low demand (foundation tier only)
  • standard demand (both tiers)
  • high demand (higher tier only)
  • Additional column with focus on opportunities for
    practical and other activities
  • Assessment uses just 3 units (two written papers
    and controlled assessment) allowing fewer
    examination sittings

25
Gateway Suite
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Controlled Assessment
For GCSE Science
  • Plan practical ways to answer scientific
    questions and test hypotheses
  • devise appropriate methods for the collection of
    numerical and other data
  • assess and manage risks when carrying out
    practical work
  • collect, process, analyse and interpret primary
    and secondary data including the use of
    appropriate technology
  • draw evidence-based conclusions
  • evaluate methods of data collection and the
    quality of the resulting data

27
Gateway ScienceControlled Assessment for GCSE
Science
  • One task, common topic, in two parts
  • Part 1 - Practical and data analysis including
    evaluation of data and drawing conclusions
  • Part 2 - Research and planning activity based
    around
  • the original practical topic
  • Candidates answer in structured booklets (one
    for each part)
  • Tasks set by OCR, valid for submission in one
    year only, but published two years ahead
  • Choice of tasks each year

28
Twenty First Century ScienceControlled
Assessment for GCSE Science
  • Case Study of a topical issue in science and
    Practical Data Analysis are retained (two
    independent tasks)
  • Case Study is based on stimulus material, but
    candidates still have flexibility to frame their
    own question
  • Tasks set by OCR, valid for submission in one
    year only, but published two years ahead
  • Choice of tasks each year

29
Controlled Assessment
For GCSE Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics
  • Develop hypotheses and plan practical ways to
    test them including risk assessment
  • manage risks when carrying out practical work
  • collect, process, analyse and interpret primary
    and secondary data including the use of
    appropriate technology to draw evidence-based
    conclusions
  • review methodology to assess fitness for purpose,
    and review hypotheses in light of outcomes.

30
Gateway SuiteControlled Assessment for GCSE
Additional Science and the separate sciences
  • One task, common topic, in two parts
  • Part 1 - Using information and planning using
    stimulus material
  • Part 2 - Practical and evaluation where
    candidates carry out a specified experiment
  • Candidates answer in structured booklets (one
    for each part)
  • Tasks set by OCR, valid for submission in one
    year only, but published two years ahead
  • Choice of tasks each year

31
Twenty First Century ScienceControlled
Assessment for GCSE Additional Science and the
separate sciences
  • A single Practical Investigation that draws
    together the skills of predicting and planning,
    and collecting, interpreting, evaluating and
    reviewing primary and secondary data
  • Tasks set by OCR, valid for submission in one
    year only, but published two years ahead
  • Choice of tasks each year

32
Why two suites?
  • To provide choice to teachers
  • To enable teachers to meet the needs of their
    students
  • To reflect different approaches to teaching
    learning
  • To provide a choice of assessment models

33
Additional Applied Science
Science in Society Science of Materials and Production Controlled assessment AA   GCSE Additional Applied Science
20 60 min 20 60 min 60   GCSE Additional Applied Science
  • The specification becomes free-standing (i.e. not
    within C21 suite)- it can be taken
    after/alongside any GCSE Science specification

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Additional Applied Science
  • Controlled Assessment retains the current mix of
    standard procedures, suitability tests and work
    related report.
  • There will be a choice of controlled assessment
    tasks set by OCR, some of which (work related
    report) can be adapted by the Centre.
  • Popular contexts from the current course such as
    forensics and life care retained and updated.

35
GCSE Environmental and Land-based Science
Unit 1 20 Unit 2 20 Unit 3 60
Agricultural science
Management of the natural environment OR Controlled Assessment GCSE Environmental and Land-based Science
Care of plants and animals
  • The specification can be taken after/alongside
    any GCSE Science specification

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GCSE Environmental and Land-based Science
  • Choice of online and paper based examinations
  • Highly motivating course for candidates who enjoy
    astrong practical focus to their studies
  • Controlled Assessment retains three strands
    based upon Practical Tasks, an Investigative
    Projectand a Work-related Report or
    mini-Enterprise

37
What other specifications will be available for
KS4?
  • Entry Level Science
  • OCR Level 2 Nationals in Science
  • IGCSE available from CIE

38
Entry Level Science(Science Plus)
  • Extended until 2012
  • Options continue to provide progression into GCSE
    Science - Twenty First Century Science Suite A
    and Gateway Suite B
  • Post 2012 development - may move Entry Level to
    QCF

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OCR Nationals in Science (Level 2)
  • Fully internally assessed qualification
  • Visiting moderators also have an advisory role,
    supporting Centres
  • Can be used to meet KS4 Programme of Study
  • Learning styles and assessment meets the needs of
    individual students
  • Level 2 qualifications equivalent to 2 or 4 GCSEs
    at Grade C)

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IGCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Offered by University of Cambridge International
    Examinations (CIE)
  • Separate sciences are fully accredited by Ofqual
    and funded for state schools
  • www.cie.org.uk/uk for more details

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Users of Applied Science (Double Award)
  • Could consider using
  • GCSE Science GCSE Additional Applied Science
  • GCSE Science GCSE Environmental Land-based
    Science
  • OCR Nationals in Science
  • Entry Level Science GCSE Additional Applied
    Science
  • Entry Level Science GCSE Environmental
    Land-based Science

42
Support and training
  • Comprehensive programme of INSET
  • Published schemes of work and lesson plans
  • Teacher support handbooks
  • Cluster networks
  • Active Results

43
Support and training - for early adopters
  • Free half day INSET courses in late June 2010
  • For early modules in Gateway Twenty First
    Century - documents highlighting whats
    changed- draft schemes of work with sample
    lesson plans - publisher partners releasing
    draft materials
  • All draft materials updated in Autumn Term (post
    accreditation)
  • Further free INSET courses on offer in Autumn
    2010 and Spring 2011

44
Links with Publishers
  • Oxford University Press
  • Twenty First Century Science
  • Additional Applied Science
  • Entry Level
  • Collins
  • Gateway Science
  • Environmental and Land-based Science
  • Entry Level
  • Hodder
  • OCR Nationals in Science

Other publishers are also likely to produce new
materials Supplements to cover new content may
also be available.
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Implementation of new specifications
  • September 2010 - start of teaching in Y9 (for a 3
    year course ending in 2013)
  • September 2011 start of teaching in Y10
  • January 2012 first exams
  • Summer 2012 GCSE Science first moderation of
    Controlled Assessment and first certification
  • Summer 2013 first moderation of Controlled
    Assessment and first certification for all other
    qualifications

46
Final sessions for old (legacy) specifications
  • Last full examination series is June 2012
  • There are likely to be re-sit opportunities in
    2013

47
Why choose OCR?
  • Engaging and exciting courses
  • Pedagogy underpins content and assessment
  • Flexibility and manageability
  • Teachers involved in development and assessment
    of OCR courses
  • Extensive, targeted support

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Keeping in touch
  • Visit the website
  • www.gcse-science.com
  • Sign up for e-alerts
  • Register for cluster support
  • Access specifications, presentations, support
    documents, details of INSET meetings
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