AOKlearning Limited
269 Blythswood Court
Cadogan Square
Anderston Centre
Glasgow G2 7PH

Tel: +44 (0)141 221 1001
Fax: +44 (0)8704 909081
info@aokonline.com

 

AOK organises study visits to Scotland. Please click on the link for more information.

 

AOK COURSES

Biology & Human Biology

  Jim McIntyre was a PT Biology for some 18 years with a three year period as staff tutor in Science and in Health Education in Lanarkshire.  Jim has experience as an SQA marker, as a moderator and as an external verifier for various Biology courses.  He is a SCHOLAR area coordinator and also wrote part of Higher Human Biology for the SCHOLAR site. He has trained primary teachers in teaching Science and has been a trainer for AOK for 4 years, offering courses which are highly acclaimed by the participants

Teaching Higher Biology including the new syllabus and CfE
Thursday 17th November 2011
09.30 - 15.30
£159 plus VAT

This course is aimed at new teachers or teachers seeking new ideas or specialist support. The workshop has been expanded to incorporate CfE (Curriculum for Excellence) to help all teachers become comfortable in adapting present practice. It promotes understanding of SQA arrangements and investigates ways in which H Biology can meet the requirements of national initiatives. Hands-on sessions are included which are designed to improve delivery of lessons. Participants share ideas, explore techniques and work as a team to verify standards of marking. The new Content Tables for SCQF level 6 (Higher) and Arrangements Documents will be included in the course. Previous participants have said this is the best course they have ever been on. We intend to continue in this vein by preparing to teach the new CfE in the same manner.

Participants should bring relevant Arrangements Documents and current SQA External Assessment reports (formerly known as PA and SV reports). A memory stick is advised to allow you to take information away, and many participants suggest that SCHOLAR passwords are useful when we look at ways of delivering courses.

Teaching Higher Human Biology including the new syllabus and CfE
Tuesday 22nd November 2011
09.30 - 15.30
£159 plus VAT

This course is aimed at new teachers or teachers seeking new ideas or specialist support. The workshop has been expanded to incorporate CfE (Curriculum for Excellence) to help all teachers become comfortable in adapting present practice.

It promotes understanding of SQA arrangements and ways in which H Human Biology can meet the requirements of national initiatives. Also included are hands-on sessions designed to improve delivery of lessons. Participants share ideas, explore techniques and work as a team to verify standards of marking. The new Content Tables for SCQF level 6 (Higher) and Arrangements Documents will be included in the course.

Quotes from previous Higher Human Biology courses:

“All extremely useful to teaching”
“A brilliant course which provided really good ideas for teaching Human Biology”

Participants should bring relevant Arrangements Documents and current SQA External Assessment reports (formerly known as PA and SV reports). A memory stick is advised to allow you to take information away, and many participants suggest that SCHOLAR passwords are useful when we look at ways of delivering courses.

Advanced Higher Biology (including the investigation)
Thursday 24th November 2011
09.30 - 15.30
£159 plus VAT

This course is aimed at teachers relatively new to AH. It promotes understanding of SQA arrangements and ways in which AH Biology can meet the requirements of national initiatives. Also included are hands-on sessions designed to improve delivery and share exemplar investigations.