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UNSW HSC Enrichment Day - Chemistry
Tue. 4 July 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm AEST
UNSW is offering a 1 day face-to-face study workshop in Chemistry to assist Year 12 students in preparing their HSC exam. Students will also be provided with online study resources which they can study at their own time.
The aim of this workshop is provide students with the skills to give their best response to HSC questions in science. Students will undertake a deep analysis of 6 HSC questions (two from each core module) from the viewpoint of a HSC marker. They will relate each question to the syllabus and learn how the marking guidelines differentiate student responses. They will act as HSC markers using the marking guidelines to score scripts and to reflect upon their own response to questions. In this way, students will be better equipped to provide high-value, clearly structured responses to HSC questions.
The program is brought to you by the Faculty of Science at UNSW and will be presented by experienced HSC science teachers and those who have been involved in the HSC marking process.
Jim Sturgiss has extensive experience in teacher professional learning, having written and presented for numerous organisations such as TTA, UNSW, NSWTF CPL, STANSW and DoE on such diverse topics as Literacy, ICT, programming and assessment task development. In 2015, he was a recipient of the NSW Professional Teaching Council Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers.
Jim’s last position with the Department of Education was as Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator reporting NAPLAN to schools. Jim was a director of the NSW Science Teachers’ Association for 7 years. Jim has been Head Teacher Science at two high schools. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of assessment. He has been a HSC Chemistry Senior Marker and Judge. As a Senior Assessment Officer for the Department of Education he created and designed the Essential Secondary Science Assessment (ESSA) now known as VALID. He is currently co-authoring a chemistry textbook for the 2018 Chemistry syllabus.