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Mapping of all the skills
Maths
HSW
Practical
OCR’s Practical Endorsement
OCR’s Practical Endorsement
Can be completed:
using OCR-published practical resources
OR
Using Centre’s own practical activities (checked by OCR).
• Students keep records (lab book /
portfolio) of their assessed practical
work which may be inspected during
visiting monitoring.
• OCR online Task Tracker
Guidance cannot be finalised until Ofqual have responded to the results of the
Practical Endorsement trialling carried out in a number of centres across the
country in Autumn 2014. IT IS A TRIAL ACROSS ALL AWARDING BODIES.
OCR’s Task Tracker
OCR provides support through Teaching
and Learning Resources.
Many already available online.
COVERAGE OF FULL
QUALIFICATION
CONTENT
COVERAGE OF
PARTICULAR TOPICS
INDIVIDUAL
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
TOPIC EXPLORATION
PACKS
DELIVERY GUIDES
LESSON ELEMENTS
TRANSITION GUIDES
www.ocr.org.uk/reformresources
Science team, expertise at the end of the phone/email
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/science/meet-the-team/
• Summary brochures
• Specifications –
OCR Biology A & B
OCR Chemistry A & B
OCR Physics A & B
are all accredited.
• Practical Skills
Handbooks
• Mathematical Skills
Handbooks
• Resources –
Delivery Guides
Topic Exploration
Lesson Elements
Transition Guides
• http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/science/
Changes to exam structure
What % assesses practical skills?
• Minimum of 15% (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
What % assesses mathematical content?
• Minimum of 10% (Biology), 20% (Chemistry), 40% (Physics)
Why multiple choice?
• A chance to assess a larger range of content
Why extended response ?
• Not essays, not focused on QWC of specific terminology, more
about ‘logical, coherent, sustained responses’. Some will be
marked using Level of Response mark schemes. Have been
used in ALL GCSE Science papers since 2011.
Changes to Exam structure
For all OCR Science AS levels (A & B)
AS level (140 marks, 3 h)
Paper 1
‘Breadth’
1 h 30
70 marks
Paper 2
‘Depth’
1 h 30
70 marks
Section A
(20 marks)
Multiple choice questions
Section B (50 marks)
Structured questions
Structured questions
covering theory and
covering theory and
practical skills
practical skills
•
Two papers, 50/50 weighting
•
All content assessable in both papers
•
Extended response in Paper 2 only
•
Practical assessed within the question papers,
LOs embedded within the specification
•
Min. 15% practical weighting
•
Min.
10% maths weighting (Biology)
20% maths weighting (Chemistry)
40% maths weighting (Physics)
Common assessment model for ALL AS qualifications.
MOCK SERVICE AVAILABLE – if required.
Changes to exam structure
OCR Science A levels (Spec A)
• Assessment split across content
(papers 1 and 2) with a third synoptic
paper
• Paper 1 - Broad theme
• Paper 2 – Broad theme
• Paper 3 assesses across all content
Paper 1
Paper 2
2 h 15
100 marks
(15 MCQ)
2 h 15
100 marks
(15 MCQ)
Endorsement
• Practical assessed within the question
papers, LOs embedded within the
spec
• Min. % of Maths Requirements
• Min. of 15% practical
Paper 3
1 h 30
70 marks
Chemistry – Inorganic, Organic
Biology – Processes, Diversity
Physics – Modelling, Exploring
Changes to exam structure
OCR Science A levels (Spec B)
• Assessment split across concepts of
‘breadth of understanding’ , ‘depth of
understanding with scientific literacy’ and
‘practical skills’
• Advance Notice item in Paper 2
• Practical assessed within the question
papers, LOs embedded within the spec
• Practical paper based on lessons learnt
from the OCR pilots (2006–2008)
• Reflects the traditionally different
emphasis on practical in B specs
Paper 1
Fundamentals
Paper 2
Scientific literacy
2 h 15
110 marks
(30 MCQ)
2 h 15
100 marks
Endorsement
Paper 3
Practical skills
1 h 30
60 marks
Available support…
•Exam Creator
(www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/download-past-papers/examcreator/)
•Active Results
(www.ocr.org.uk/i-want-to/do/check-results/active-results/)
•Mock paper service and Coursework consultancy
•OCR community
(http://social.ocr.org.uk/groups/science)
•Science Spotlight
We’re always very happy to have further
discussions outside of this meeting
01223 376376
[email protected]
[email protected]

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