Get up and running with OCR Gateway GCSE Sciences. Find advice and tools below to help you get the most out of your subscription.
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Schemes of Work
You may find it useful to start by referring to the Schemes of Work. These cover specification links, learning outcomes and suggested Kerboodle resources, and are available in both PDF and Word formats. There’s one for each chapter and you can find these under the Lessons tab, in the relevant topic summary folder (e.g the Topic B1 summary folder).
Kerboodle includes digital versions of all the OCR Gateway Sciences Student Books, which cover both separate sciences and Combined Science. These can all be found under the Digital Book tab. To find additional resources relevant to any given page, click on the “Resources” button in the bottom menu. Answers for the questions in the Student Books can be found in each book’s folder under the Resources tab.
Lessons and resources
The interactive activities are ideal for students working independently as they allow students to check their answers. There are interactive activities focused on maths and literacy skills, plus short starter and plenary interactives. These can all be found under the Resources tab. Filter by “interactives” in the search bar to locate them quickly.
Kerboodle provides lots of worksheets to support students’ learning. The calculation and literacy sheets are ideal for building key skills, while the “bump up your grade” worksheets help to reinforce prior learning. These are also available under the Resources tab – filter by “document” in the search bar to find them.
There’s a self-assessment checklist for every chapter in the course, allowing students to check their progress against the learning outcomes for students targeting a grade 4, 6 or 8. Filter by “document” under the Resources tab to find them.
For every chapter in the course, there’s a Checkpoint quiz. This allows students to check their knowledge of the topic, providing formative feedback to help them progress. These can be found under the Assessment tab – filter by “interactive” to find them more quickly.
Homework and progress quizzes
These are quick quizzes on sections of a chapter. Answers to the homework quizzes and test versions of the progress quizzes are submitted to the teacher’s Markbook, while the practice versions of the progress quizzes provide instant feedback to the student. Filter by “interactive” under the Assessment tab to find these.
Assignments found within the assessment tab, including quizzes, exam-style questions, etc., need to be assigned to a student for them to be able to view and complete.
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