Managing the new A level independent investigation (NEA)
Who this course is for
Teachers of post-16 students in schools and colleges
Course date and location
Manchester - Wednesday 7 June 2017 (online booking closed)
London - Thursday 8 June 2017 (online booking closed)
This course will enable teachers to plan for the new independent investigation (or Non- Examined Assessment – NEA), which is a requirement common to all four English geography A level specifications.
It will consider the principles underpinning the NEA and what these might mean for post-16 fieldwork. In particular you will explore planning for skills and progression from GCSE, organising fieldwork to encompass the requirements of the NEA, planning individualised work and the role of the teacher in the NEA, different types of data requirements (primary and secondary, quantitative and qualitative), and the new mark scheme and its implications for getting the best from students.
Aims and outcomes
- Understand the principles underpinning the NEA and enquiry post-16
- Consider the role of fieldwork as a basis for individualised enquiry work
- Assess the role of the teacher in working with students on the NEA
- Consider the range of possible methodologies in collecting and handling data
- Understand the implications of the new mark scheme in supporting student learning.
09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration
09.30-11.00: Session 1 - The place of the NEA in the overall assessment and content of the new A levels
11.00-11.15: Refreshment break
11.15-12.45: Session 2 - Planning fieldwork and enquiry in the new A level specifications and the role of the teacher
13.30-15.30: Session 3 - Getting the best from students – data requirements and the new mark scheme
15.20-15:30: Course evaluation
Bob Digby, education consultant and author, and former GA President
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