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    Preparing for the 2023 HSC Biology Exam (17/3/23)

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    Event description

    This interactive workshop contains brand new resources for Biology teachers, helping them to analyse the 2022 exam and best prepare their students for the 2023 HSC. 

    In this workshop, teachers will:

    • leverage 2022 RAP Analyses to benefit Biology teaching and learning
    • scrutinise the 2022 exam for emerging themes and commonplace mistakes by students
    • translate the language and stimuli within questions into Biology concepts
    • pilot mark brand new bespoke questions and sample answers
    • unpack and attempt a brand new 9-mark question
    • identify strategies for cross-module questions
    • collaboratively develop an exam-style question with marking criteria and exemplar answer

    All teachers will walk away with a variety of resources to assist their students in their forthcoming exams. Also, all attendees will receive our bespoke RAP Analysis Spreadsheet upon registration to use for their own exam analysis meetings at school.

    New Accreditation

    Completing Preparing for the 2023 HSC Biology Exam will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2 and 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

    Workshop Delivered by Lauren Hesse

    Lauren Hesse is passionate about education and working with both students and teachers to improve their understanding of themselves as learners. She has eleven years teaching experience and has taught students from diverse social backgrounds, with a range of different abilities. Lauren works at Hunter School of Performing Arts in Newcastle, where she teaches Biology and Science Extension. She has extensive marking experience in Biology, including as a Senior Marker. Lauren is excited to share her experiences and skills with teachers and students through our professional learning workshops. ​

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