Amanda Fleck

Associate assistant headteacher
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Session

Language and literacy demands of secondary science

Science is rich in complex language and this can be a barrier for many students at secondary school. Readability statistics show that new 9-1 science GCSEs have some of the highest readability scores of any of the current GCSEs. This session explores the implications of the language and literacy demands of science and discusses practical strategies to support teachers to help their students overcome these barriers.

Bio

Amanda is an Associate Assistant Headteacher at a girls school in West London. She has been teaching science for 20 years and has just returned to working full time in s school after 3-years working as a part time teacher and educational consultant. Her consultancy roles have included supporting science leaders and their teams across the country, writing science specific resources and delivering science teaching related CPD. Amanda is particularly interested in breaking down the barriers that hinder students’ progress in secondary science.

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National Conference 2018

Language and literacy demands of secondary science

Science is rich in complex language and this can be a barrier for many students at secondary school. Readability statistics show that new 9-1 science GCSEs have some of the highest readability scores of any of the current GCSEs. This session explores the implications of the language and literacy demands of science and discusses practical strategies to support teachers to help their students overcome these barriers.