A suite of GCSE science courses developed in partnership with the University of York

What is in the OCR coursework support books for teachers? Where can I find these?

This is so far about the 2006 course not the 2011 course

Help with coursework management for Twenty First Century Science (OCR Science A)

There are OCR teacher guides (Teacher support booklets) for each course in the suite: GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Additional Applied Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics, and Entry Level Science.

Download these teacher guides from the OCR website. For links to OCR web pages where you can download these, see our Guide to the OCR website.

Contents of coursework management guides

As an example, here is a list of what the GCSE Science teacher guide contains. There are corresponding guides for the other courses in the Twenty First Century Science suite. See our Guide to the OCR website.

Managing skills development and assessment in Twenty First Century Science
Introduction to skills assessment for the three schemes (Science, Additional Science, Additional Applied Science)
Marking internally assessed work
Rationale for skills assessment in Science A
Data Analysis (OCR Assessment unit A219)
Guidance in marking the data analysis task
Case Studies, notes on (OCR Unit A219)
Preparing students for the assessment of case studies
Guidance in marking case studies
Management and administration of the skills assessment
Internal standardisation of marks
External moderation of marks
Authentication of students’ assessed work
Appendices
A: Marking criteria for Data Analysis
B: Activities which might be used for teaching or assessment of data: interpretation and evaluation skills
C: Example of data analysis tasks with commentaries
D: Marking criteria for case studies (OCR A219)
E: Suggestions for topics for case studies
F: Guidance for students writing a case study
G: Examples of completed case studies with commentaries
H: Cover sheet for work for moderation
I: Support for very weak students to produce coursework
J: Ideas about Science
K: Advice to centres on preparation of sample for moderation
L: Student authentication statement
M: Centre authentication form
N: Health and safety information

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