New SQA Advanced Higher Biology course: Managing change; maximising exam success

Science 16-18 Teacher Training

Terry Scott, Fiona Shanks

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Why attend?

Get to grips with the changes to Advanced Higher Biology so you can guide students towards success in their exam and project.
  • Develop a secure and confident understanding of the changes to the course content, question paper and project – and find out how to manage these changes in class
  • Review previous Course Reports and identify the key points for improving teaching and learning in 2020 and beyond
  • Break down the exam requirements and marking instructions, so you can help students to cope with the new demands
  • Take an in-depth look at the project, including the revised marking criteria, examples of students’ work and fresh ideas for investigation topics
Booking reference: BIO110220

Programme

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am The revised course specification
  • Review of the changes to the content of the course
  • A detailed summary of the changes from the previous course assessment scheme
10.45am SQA Course Reports
  • The main issues that commonly result in reduced student attainment that were highlighted in previous SQA Course Reports
11.30am Morning coffee
11.45am The exam and marking instructions
  • Changes to the exam specification
  • Important points from the marking instructions for previous Advanced Higher exam papers
  • The more challenging aspects of the exam and suggestions on how to improve candidates’ responses
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm The project and marking instructions
  • The marking criteria for the Advanced Higher Biology project
  • A summary of the changes from the previous course marking instructions
  • Advice on how students can maximise their marks by avoiding errors and omissions
  • Exploring examples of marked projects
  • Project suggestions:  new ideas and old favourites given a fresh approach
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends

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Venue

BIO110220