Cat: 3 | Physics: A focus on internal assessment

3 - 5 Feb 2025 | VIRTUAL - UK time
The International Baccalaureate (IB)

(+20% UK VAT applicable for UK schools only). A late booking surcharge will be applied to all virtual workshop bookings made within 10 days of a workshop start date.

Workshop Format

Featuring 12 hours of intensive, live interactive virtual workshops plus up to 3 hours offline; over 3 consecutive days with 4 hours of synchronous workshop per day.  Fully authorised and certified by the IB.  Delivered virtually by IB-trained expert workshop leaders on ZOOM.

Timings: 09:00-13:30 UK time each day with a pre-workshop set-up meeting starting at 08:30 UK time on Day 1.

About the workshop

FEATURING THE NEW CURRICULUM - first teaching August 2023 / assessment May 2025

This workshop is recommended for experienced Diploma Programme (DP) physics teachers and IB physics teachers who have completed a category 1 physics workshop.

The Experimental Programme is a vital element of the DP physics course. This workshop supports participants in the development of a broad and structured Experimental Programme that provides opportunities for students to develop the necessary skills for success in the full range of possible types of Scientific Investigation. Participants will examine various student samples of the Scientific Investigation to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria. Resources for all aspects of the Experimental Programme, including resources using technology will be explored. The workshop is suitable for experienced teachers who wish to improve their Experimental Programme and further integrate technology into their Experimental Programme.

Key contents and learning expectations:

  • To review in detail the IB expectations concerning the practical programme and explore the relevance of a solid design of the practical programme and principles that should support it.
  • To share teaching strategies that will support the development of skills needed for successfully completing a good quality individual investigation.
  • To understand the moderation process and to compare standards of marking and moderation amongst delegates.
  • To understand and how Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATL) and ICT can support the IA.
  • To understand the diverse range of possible individual investigation types.
  • To debate when and how to schedule the IA.
  • To exchange best practice and useful resources.
About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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