The handbooks provide clear practical and up-to-date adviceon teaching and assessing skills across a range of core subject areas for IGCSE and O Level;they can also be used by teachers delivering local syllabuses in the subject. They offer ideas and strategies for effective classroom practice, the setting of coursework, assessing students' work and the integration of different skills. Readers can 'dip into' the books to read up on a particular topic or approach and the material is relevant to both new and experienced teachers alike. All authors are experienced teachers, teacher trainers and examiners.
1. Introduction; 2. The role of practical work in science teaching and learning; 3. Practical skills; 4. Following instructions; 5. Using apparatus and techniques; 6. Making observations and taking readings; 7. Recording observations and readings; 8. Handling and processing numerical data; 9. Assessing reliability of results; 10. Drawing conclusions; 11. Discussing and evaluating results; 11. Designing and carrying out investigations; 12. The assessment of practical skills