Hi, i am completing a section of my astronomy gcse coursework where i have to make a shadow stick observation which i have done and then work out the local noon and the observer's longitude. The constellations introduction there are 88 constellations ptolemy listed 48 constellations in his almagest in 1590, tycho brahe added coma berenices (berenice's hair), although this seems to have an earlier origin originally. 4 coursework guide - edexcel gcse in astronomy - issue 2 - november 2005 finally, students should ensure that their work has been checked for spelling and grammatical errors (another area where the use of a computer can be helpful) and. The gcse astronomy course is composed of nine lessons, which each student receives by post the lessons can be sent monthly or at other intervals chosen by the student each lesson refers to a particular section of the syllabus, contains notes to support the textbook and an assignment, which the student completes and returns to the tutor.
Details of the specification, coursework guide and inset for gcse astronomy can all be found on the edexcel website at wwwedexcelorguk the attention of centres is drawn particularly to the strands within the mark scheme. Produce a series of drawings or photographs of three lunar surface features. 1 writing up the lunar observation coursework very important you have to write this up and make it a personal piece of work saying what you did and why for instance when you are talking about programming the computer to take a photograph. Ursa major ursa major is a bright constellation and is visible from the uk all year long part of the constellation resembles a saucepan and is known as the great bear or in the usa, the big dipper.
Accredited astronomy at lawrence house the next gcse will commence in february of 2018 the whole course lasts approximately 16 months the final exam will be taken in may/june of 2019. I've done astronomy gcse last year and got an a the coursework is really hard, and so are the exams, it is by far the hardest gcse i have ever done, and i had to do the whole thing in a year with only 1 lesson every week. Pdf gcse astronomy coursework - stafford grammar gcse astronomy coursework project guide - list a (unaided observations) all projects will be marked in four sections: design (5 marks) pdf edexcel gcse in astronomy specification introduction the edexcel gcse in astronomy is designed for use in schools and colleges.
Edexcel gcse astronomy paper 2014: how did people find it gcse astronomy - coursework (edexcel) gcse edexcel astronomy 2012-2013 edexcel astronomy gcse 20/5/16. If you are taking a gcse astronomy course with us then we would suggest you have the following equipment necessary wide lined a4 pad of paper hole punch and a ring binder a4. All gcse subjects and some information provides subject specific guidance it is important to make the point that this guide plays a to replace coursework.
An example of coursework completed by aproduce a series of drawings or photographs of three lunar surface featuresgcse astronomy coursework a4 & b4 drawings or photos of constellations. Astronomy students will shortly begin the unaided piece of coursework - a4 constellation drawings to observe and make detailed drawings of three different constellations, recording dates, times, seeing and weather conditions and noting colours (if possible) and magnitudes. Welcome to the education section of the faulkes telescope project website here you will find all the information you need to carry out a wide range of activities and projects, as well as information to help you make the best use of the telescopes in our network. Introduction the edexcel gcse in astronomy is designed for use in schools and colleges it is part of a suite of gcse qualifications offered by edexcel. Aware that many gcse astronomy courses are taught out of the mainstream school or college timetable, perhaps with unavoidable time restrictions, but do urge teachers to cover all topics in their teaching programmes in order to make all of.
Coursework from the full range of attainment, along with a workshop focusing specifically on the accurate marking of coursework details of the specification, coursework guide and inset for gcse astronomy can be. Learn about astronomy and explore the universe landing from gcse astronomy find out more planets orbital periods matching exercise phases of the moon. Effectively the course content of gcse astronomy is very similar to that of the pec astronomy course the main difference between the two courses is to pass the gcse astronomy course you are required to attend an examination.
There is a coursework component based upon student astronomical observations a course that will appeal to students wishing to reach for the stars please note that gcse astronomy will run as an extra option only on an after school basis and will take place on one evening a week between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Astronomy gcse for schools/colleges at lawrence house offered externally to secondary (and sixth form) schools and colleges the course follows the edexcel syllabus, running from early february, for approximately 16 months, concluding with the final single exam in the following summer. Observe and make drawings or photos of three constellations, recording details and magnitudes.