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What will new School leavers know?

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10:30 – 10:30 13 May 2009
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University of Leicester

While much has been done to adapt year-one programmes in Physics to alterations in the school experience of incoming students, the ever-changing nature of the pre-University qualifications requires a constant reappraisal of the transition if this is to be managed effectively. University students now come from a variety of backgrounds and recent changes to the A-level syllabi, with greater emphasis on the nature of science, means that even this traditional route will provide a different preparation for students. The widely held assumption that students enter University with a mathematics background that includes mechanics is far from generally true. The meeting will look at the new A-level syllabi and their interpretation, the new Diplomas, and the changing Scottish Qualifications from the points of view of the curriculum developers, teachers, teacher fellows with
experience of the school-university transition, and widening participation.
Registration fee £30.

Event type: Meeting
Sponsored by: HEA Physical Sciences Centre of the Higher Education Academy
Organised by: Derek Raine, University of Leicester; John Williams University of Sheffield; Bruce Sinclair University of St Andrews
Contact details: Derek Raine, University of Leicester
jdr@le.ac.uk

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