Mastery in Practice: Teaching by Problem Solving Webinar

Mastery in Practice: Teaching by Problem Solving Webinar


To do well at new GCSE, students have to become good at solving unfamiliar problems. But typical science lessons focus on knowledge that students are unable to apply. The mindset you need for new GCSE is to teach concepts as tools for solving problems, not facts to regurgitate. 

Complete Mastery is a course that aims at preparing students to apply and analyse knowledge. Come to the webinar and hear from teachers who have been using the course to teach through problem-solving, and find out how it works in practice:

  • Specific challenges for each stage of the lesson
  • What teachers have done to solve them
  • What impact mastery is having 
Mastery in Practice: Teaching by Problem Solving Webinar
Thursday 9th July, 4pm 


It's a follow-up to our series of webinars on the Blueprint 5-year curriculum.  You can watch the replays on YouTube and download the slides below. 



NB. On the registration form, select the option in 'Webinar schedule' that says 'Register to all dates below'.



Watch webinar 1: Getting started with Blueprint

How to organise content into a 5-year progression

How to focus topics on Key Concepts and enquiry skills

How to sequence a topic as learning stages

Slides for Webinar 1: Getting started with Blueprint


Watch webinar 2: Teach science ideas

How to use Activate to pre-assess students' understanding

How to fill gaps and address misconceptions

How to create an Acquire lesson that builds understanding

Slides for Webinar 2: Teach science ideas


Watch webinar 3: Teach enquiry

How to integrate enquiry systematically across 5 years

How to blend enquiry and concept in an Acquire lessons

How to ensure sufficient practice to achieve fluency

Slides for Webinar 3: Teach enquiry



Watch webinar 4: Assess for mastery

How to use Assess to check if students are ready to progress

How to repair understanding after diagnostic assessment

How to track progress on knowledge, skills and abilities

Slides for Webinar 4: Assess for mastery 


Watch webinar 5: Teach strategies for AO2/3

How to use worked examples and scaffolded problem solving

How to teach so students are always applying knowledge

How to build understanding that generalises across different contexts

Slides for Webinar 5: Teach strategies for AO2/3


Download the new Blueprint year 7/8 planners

Download the latest curriculum map: V3.3 May 2020.



The webinar are led by Tony Sherborne and Gemma Young from Mastery Science, who designed the KS3 Science Syllabus and the 5-year plan, with support from AQA.

"Thought-provoking, "very helpful", "lots of ideas to take away".  Join 1000+ teachers who have attended the monthly webinars for latest in our series: Build an outstanding curriculum.  

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