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17 November 2020
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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This event will explore how to write clear and unambiguous assessment questions, how command words should be used, issues of significant figures, avoiding bias, and the formatting of questions so they give students an ‘SQA style experience’ when sitting assessments. Good communication is at the core of teaching and the use of language is absolutely central to this, in this event good, accurate use of language in physics in general will be discussed but also examples of some of the things teachers can do to ensure their questions actually ask what they intend to ask. This event will be led by IOP Scotland Physics Coaches with extensive experience in the setting and vetting of SQA assessments.

Registration for the event will close at lunchtime on the day of the event. Log-in details will be emailed to registered delegates on the day of the event. Please check junk mail folders if you have not received log-in details before the event. Contact [email protected] if you have a problem.

This is the fourth in a series of events designed to improve the use of language in teaching physics. Links to resources and recordings of the previous events in this series can be found in the IOP Scotland Online CLPL Group on TalkPhysics.


  • Scotland
  • Online event, accessed using GoToMeeting,
  • Scotland


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