June 2024 Teaching Science update | Pearson qualifications

June 2024 Teaching Science update

Thu Jun 20 23:00:00 UTC 2024

This update is for teachers delivering Pearson Edexcel Science qualifications. It includes a link to our Summer 2024 post-exam survey,  information on upcoming training events, and other news items that I hope you find useful.

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We hope the exam season went well for you and your students. Now that the May/June assessments have been completed we would greatly appreciate your feedback on this year's exam papers. 

We wish to provide students with the best possible exam experience, and your insights, are crucial in helping us to achieve this goal.

If you're a teacher whose students have taken any of our exams in the May/June 2024 series, we're eager to hear your thoughts.  Please take a few moments to complete our survey.

Your input will be shared with our senior examiners and across our subject teams to help us continuously improve our assessments. 

GCSE Science news

This training is for teachers of the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Combined Science Physics specification and will provide feedback and insights on the May/June 2024 exam series.

The session will focus on the performance of some of the key questions in the series and provide analysis to support.

The session will point out key statistical performance data that may help with your planning for the year ahead.Delegates will:

  • receive feedback on the performance of candidates in the May/June 2024 exam series• consider the variation of candidates’ performance on different questions and explore why performance varies
  • receive key points from the Examiner’s Report
  • address common issues and FAQs. Please note the Examiner report/s will be available on the Pearson website on Results Day.

News on other GCSE Science feedback events will be included in future updates. You can look out for these on our training page.

A level news

We provide pre-recorded training for teachers who are delivering the Pearson Edexcel specification for the first time. Visit our training page to access the recordings.

International Science qualification news

You can view upcoming training opportunities and look out for new training on our Professional Development Academy page.

A list of events available in the near future is provided below. 

  • Understanding Assessment and Improving Delivery in Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Biology 17 July 2024 at 09:00-15:00 IST
  • Understanding Assessment and Improving Delivery in Pearson Edexcel International A Level Biology 18 July 2024 at 09:00-15:00 IST
  • Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Physics: Welcome to Pearson (Module 1) September 2024 02 September 2024 at 09:00-11:00 BST
  • Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Physics: Welcome to Pearson (Module 2) September 2024 03 September 2024 at 09:00-11:00 BST

Modular Intenational GCSE Science qualifications are for first teaching from September 2024 with first assessment May/June 2025. Information on modular International GCSEs and specifications can be obtained from our website and International Science guide - see links provided below.

The present linear specifications are not being removed and will continue to be available. There will simply be a choice between the existing specifications following the linear assessment route, or the new specifications that will follow a modular assessment route. Please note, the modular assessment route will not be available for students based in the UK.

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Pearson Edexcel View from the Lab Podcasts

Every month we release Pearson Edexcel View from the Lab Podcasts. These aim to inform, engage and entertain with the help of thought leaders, science journalists and education specialists, joining us for each episode.

The latest episode is titled 'Argumentation in the curriculum and misinformation in science - Prof. Jonathan Osborne'. Listen to this episode and catch-up on any that you have missed using the link provided below.

Assessment support page

This academic year we have a general qualifications assessment support page. Here you can find news, information and updates from Ofqual, the DfE, JCQ and Pearson relating to exams and assessments for our GCSE, AS and A level qualifications.

It will be updated regularly with the latest announcements, news, support materials to enable you to teach our qualifications and help your students with assessments and post-results support.

BTEC news

We have a Teaching, Learning and Assessment 2023/24 web page which will contain the most up-to-date information on vocational assessment for this academic year. The link to this page is provided below and it is a page you can refer to during the year.

We send out regular Vocational Qualification Bulletins to keep centres informed of our support and services. You can sign-up for these and also read previous bulletins on our website.

Sign-up to receive regular vocational qualification bulletins 

Read previous vocational qualification bulletins on our website

View the latest BTEC Science update on the science news page and keep an eye out for new updates.

Signing-up to news updates

You can sign-up to recieve email alerts to my updates via our web form - see link provided below.

Pearson general qualifications bulletins are sent regularly providing you with key information and updates on our qualifications and assessments for both UK and International centres. You can sign-up to receive these from the link below.

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