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Teaching Argument

The ability to create a written argument is central to answering today’s GCSE questions under the new syllabi. Examiners from OCR found candidates needed to understand how to use the language of argument to gain high marks These pages cover teaching ideas generated by

Also see Working with Discussions for ideas on teaching with discussion to practice students' argument skills.

Open quoteThe purpose of the Case Study is to encourage candidates to use their knowledge and understanding of the 'ideas about science' to make judgements when presented with issues with conflicting views.

Where candidates were able to use relevant language and concepts, they found it much easier to gain higher marks.Close quote

OCR GCSE Science A Examiners Report June 2007

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