Author: Patrick Walsh-Atkins,Brian Crossland
Publisher: Hodder Education
Category: Educational tests and measurements
Written by experts closely involved with the development of the qualification, EXTENDED PROJECT: STUDENT GUIDE is an accessible and highly practical resource that covers all the relevant skills students will need to effectively choose, plan, develop, realise and present their Extended Project outcome and achieve success in the qualification. br /> Providing support for independent learning, key features include: - Expert tips from moderators to help students achieve a successful outcome - Guidance on how to succeed - hints specific to improving your grade - Help in choosing a topic, title, format and outcome - "Putting it into practice" real-life examples of how students have dealt with the process - Essential guidance on the project management skills required - planning, research, developing and realising, reviewing and presenting - Checklists and record-keeping templates to really help students progress through the project process.
40 activities for transforming student commitment, motivation and productivity
Author: Steve Oakes,Martin Griffin
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
In The A Level Mindset, Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin share the secrets of coaching students to develop the characteristics, habits and mindsets which will help them realise their potential. Those students who make real and sustained progress at A level aren't necessarily the ones with superb GCSEs. Some students leap from average results aged 16 to outstanding results aged 18. Others seem to hit a ceiling. But why? It was in trying to answer this question that the VESPA system emerged. Steve and Martin have cut through the noise surrounding character development and identified five key characteristics that all students need to be successful: vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude. These characteristics beat cognition hands down. Successful students approach their studies with the right behaviours, skills and attitudes: they understand how to learn and revise effectively, they’re determined and organised, they give more discretionary effort and they get top results. Success at A level is a result of character, not intelligence. Much has been written about growth mindsets and character development in recent years, but teachers are still left wondering how to apply these ideas in their contexts: how can these theories help learners in practice? Taking cues from the work of Peter Clough, Carol Dweck and Angela Lee Duckworth, and informed by their collective 30 plus years of teaching and coaching, Steve and Martin have spent years researching how character and behaviours affect student outcomes in their sixth form. After identifying the core traits that contributed to student success, they developed practical activities to help every student develop the A Level Mindset. Discover 40 concrete, practical and applicable tools and strategies that will supercharge learners’ ambition, organisation, productivity, persistence and determination. Suitable for teachers, tutors, heads of sixth form or anyone else who wants to help A level students achieve their potential, The A Level Mindset offers 40 easy-to-use activities to develop students' resilience, commitment, buoyancy, motivation and determination. It could be your key to transforming student outcomes.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Written by expert authors Mary James and Gillian Dales, this AQA Extended Project Supervisor Support File contains teacher notes, student handouts and worksheets on all of the subject and project specific skills needed to complete a successful project. Offers guidance and support for both experienced supervisors and those new to the EPQ. Contains ready-made handouts and worksheets to mix and match with supervisor's own materials. Includes study-skills audits to assess students' needs and personalise learning.
Author: John Hick
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In this cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study, John Hick draws upon major world religions, as well as biology, psychology, parapsychology, anthropology, and philosophy, to explore the mystery of death. He argues that scientific and philosophical objections to the idea of survival after death can be challenged, and he claims that human inadequacy in facing suffering supports the basic religious argument for immortality.
Author: Elizabeth Swinbank
Publisher: Heinemann International Incorporated
A handy Student Guide designed by Edexcel to support learners at Level 3 in any subject, enabling them to develop essential skills needed for Extended Project success.
Author: Brooks, Valerie,Abbott, Ian,Huddleston, Prue
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.
Author: Christine Andrews
Publisher: Philip Allan
Working independently does not mean going it alone: be guided through the Extended Project from start to finish and every stage in between. Written by Christine Andrews, who has extensive experience of EPQs, this chronological course companion will allow students to: - prepare for every stage of the project step by step, skill by skill - from choosing a topic and planning their time, to developing their project and keeping a log, to delivering the presentation and evaluating the finished product - make the most of opportunities to practise the skills required, with activities they can adapt and apply to their own project - get inspired with a wealth of examples from different kinds of projects - develop effective strategies to avoid common pitfalls - create a project they can be proud of and put in their personal statement, to stand out in their university application Also available is a PowerPoint presentation and scheme of work put together by the author to facilitate the thirty hours of taught content.
Author: Harry Allard,James Marshall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!
Author: Mark D. Zoback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This interdisciplinary book encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. It considers key practical issues such as prediction of pore pressure, estimation of hydrocarbon column heights and fault seal potential, determination of optimally stable well trajectories, casing set points and mud weights, changes in reservoir performance during depletion, and production-induced faulting and subsidence. The book establishes the basic principles involved before introducing practical measurement and experimental techniques to improve recovery and reduce exploitation costs. It illustrates their successful application through case studies taken from oil and gas fields around the world. This book is a practical reference for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.
Effective Teaching Skills
Author: Joanne Philpott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This essential handbook offers practical approaches to teaching in an Advanced Level (A Level) classroom, this includes AS, A2 and all level 3 equivalents as well as the International Baccalaureate and other post-16 qualifications. It is primarily designed to give confidence to teachers to teach in a way that encourages students to enjoy learning in lessons in a purposeful way. It will build on theoretical work, where appropriate, to help reflection and planning by individual teachers for their specific subjects and classes. The references section will guide teachers to further reading for each of the chapters if they wish to explore the theory in greater depth. The key messages of the book are twofold. Firstly, personalised planning of lessons is essential, generic lesson plans will not work at A Level and teachers will need to be aware of the personalities and individual strengths and weaknesses of the students in their class to be able to structure and develop their learning accordingly. Secondly the strategies will be successful when they have been developed in relation to the subject and consolidated to secure subject knowledge and understanding. To this end many suggestions are exemplified through a range of subject examples for both AS and A2. This comprehensive guide is a must for those teaching anyone post-16.
Author: Glenn Toole,Susan Toole
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Fully revised and updated for the new linear qualification, written and checked by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond.
Author: Andy Griffith,Mark Burns
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
At the end of every week many teachers leave school exhausted. In an era when responsibility for exam results lies with them and not their students it's time to redress the balance so that students take more of the responsibility for their learning. A class can be skilled and motivated to learn without a teacher always having to lead. Engaging learners in this way unpicks intrinsic motivation, the foundation that underpins a productive learning environment and helps to develop independent learning.Based on five years of intensive research through Osiris Education's award-winning Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme, during which the authors have trained more than 500 teachers to teach over 1,300 lessons in schools nationwide, this book is packed with proven advice and innovative tools developed in these successful outstanding lessons.Written in the same humorous, thought-provoking style with which they both teach and train, Andy and Mark aim to challenge all who teach, from NQTs to seasoned professionals, to reflect on their day-to-day practise and set an agenda for sustainable improvement.