In the afternoon there are two 1 hour workshops to choose from, based on questions that teachers raised about the 5-plan and assessment, which focus on principles and practices.
Workshop WA: 5-year plan
Tony and his team are producing a 5-year topic plan that builds in progression in the big ideas, and removes repetition between KS3 and GCSE, so that there is time to teach for understanding. See what’s been produced so far, and discuss the implications. Conference participants can join the beta test so you don’t have to wait until the finished plan is published.
Workshop WB: 5-year assessment
We will show you how you can use two assessment systems side by side to prepare students for exams and for scientific literacy: diagnostic mastery quizzes and authentic tasks for Know, Apply, and Extend, and conventional tests for GCSE predictions. Try out our mastery materials, and marking schemes for Engage assessment.