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Making a good start with digital support is critical. Often previous experiences with digital mean that some students are reluctant, are challenging to engage and do not always use services effectively. 
 
In partnership with Darwen Vale High School we have developed this video. It can be accessed via our website or via the school website. Video file available on request.
 
The explanatory video can be used to work with students, parents and colleagues to help ensure students derive the significant benefits that can be achieved by using the system regularly and effectively.

 

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6 Problem Areas identified in GCSE Science papers - Examiner Report Analysis

Like many heads of science, I spent a good deal of time each September working my way through examiners’ reports to identify areas in which our students had performed well and not so well, with the aim of identifying best teaching practices and addressing those that were less successful. This year, I have pored over the AQA examiner reports to identify six of the more general trends and problem areas, ahead of the first set of reformed examinations in May/June 2018.

 

1. Definitions – Students do not recall these clearly enough to gain marks – this is true for students taking the Foundation Tier and Higher Tier papers alike. For example, many foundation tier students were unable to answer 7(b) on the B1 Foundation Tier paper by completing two sentences to identify photosynthesis and one of its products, and even some higher tier students confused respiration with photosynthesis; many higher tier students were unable to define the term ’recessive’ in relation to genes in question 6 on the B2 Higher Tier paper. On the C2 Foundation Tier paper, only 8% of students could correctly define a hydrocarbon.

 

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Hi! Thank you for taking a look at EzyScience news - our blog for all things Science.

EzyScience is a part of the EzyEducation family and will launch in August offering an unrivaled set of digital resources to support the new 9-1 Science GCSEs for the AQA and EDEXCEL specifications.

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