Practical Endorsement FAQs

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This document answers common queries we have received regarding the Practical Endorsement. The FAQ covers the Practical Endorsement in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics. This is a working document and will be updated as needed, so do check back from time to time for the latest version.

Latest version: 23-03-2018

Andy

Chemistry A level subject advisor

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Originally posted by spat, 11:10, 17th July 2018

Are you aware that suggested answers to PAG 12 are available for sale from the TES website. Here is the link. we have found this an issue and students just copying this out. Is there anyway that ...

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Are you aware that suggested answers to PAG 12 are available for sale from the TES website. Here is the link. we have found this an issue and students just copying this out. Is there anyway that these can be removed please?

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/investigating-the-copper-content-of-brass-ocr-a-level-chemistry-pag-12-2-research-skills-11820747

 

Thank you

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately in this instance I don't think there's much chance of us being able to remove this – it looks like a year 13 student uploading their own work, so we wouldn't be able to make a claim that it's an infringement of OCR content.

I would observe that the method provided is by no means a perfect one – for instance, it suggests adding the starch indicator from the start, which would not give a clear end point – and lacks detail. The teacher document for this activity emphasises that students should be 'encouraged to consider which sources may be considered reliable', so I suppose the recourse you have is to remind them that simply copying another student's work wouldn't enable them to be judged as achieving competence in CPAC 5.

Andy

OCR Chemistry A level subject advisor

spat
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Are you aware that suggested answers to PAG 12 are available for sale from the TES website. Here is the link. we have found this an issue and students just copying this out. Is there anyway that these can be removed please?

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/investigating-the-copper-content-o...

 

Thank you