Killer Depth Studies and SRPs

Jim Sturgiss
Aligning practice for better outcomes.
Improve student depth studies. Engage in working scientifically skills. Align assessment and feed back to the NESA standards. Create a killer depth study!
Target Audience
Science teachers 7-12
6 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Investigating science is centre stage of the new science syllabuses. You can create killer depth studies and SRPs. Create a universal rubric, based on syllabus standards, to support students and make consistent judgements about learning.


Science teachers 7-12

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

The course will delivered using blended format

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 20/06/2019 Sydney CBD Places available $349 + GST Enrol Now


Investigations in the Science syllabus

1 hour and 30 minutes

Presentation and interactive online forums as well as face to face forums.
An exploration of the nuances of Working Scientifically skills.

Depth Studies and student research projects

1 hour and 30 minutes

Presentations and forums discussing
Limiting achievement
Assessment frameworks
Assessment task and rubric
Moderating exercise
Poster competition

My depth study

2 hours

Participants work individually or collaboratively to produce a task suitable as a depth study or SRP.
The product will include:
Task description
Task criteria
Syllabus validity
Standards-based rubric

What To Bring

Wifi enabled laptop

User Rating


Latest Reviews

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Killer Depth Studies and SRPs
by Manuela Fuchs on 10/01/2019

Well presented, exellent info, great organisation. Excellent to go home with a finished Depth Study

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs
by Daniela Payne on 10/01/2019

Great practical tools to make use of straight away. Communication was excellent

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs

It was very useful to apply what we had covered in the morning in the afternoon to plannning a depty study. A goal at a time.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs

Plenty of resources procided on site. Plenty of examples given

About the team

Jim Sturgiss


Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.

Jim is an educational researcher and independent educational consultant. A recipient of the NSW PTC Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers, he works with schools to align assessment, reporting and learning practice. He has been a DoE Senior Assessment Advisor where he developed many statewide assessments, (ESSA, SNAP, ELLA, BST) and as Coordinator: Analytics where he developed reports to schools for statewide assessments and NAPLAN.

Selected NSW Department of Education and Communities appointments
2015                            Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator 
2012 – 2013                School Assessment Design and Development Acting Coordinator (ESSA)
2007 – 2010                Head Teacher Science, Newtown High School of Performing Arts
2004 – 2005                Senior Assessment Officer, Computer Skills Assessment (CSA6)
2004                            Test Development Officer, Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP)
2000 – 2004                Head Teacher Science, Concord High School 
1998 – 2000                Senior Assessment Officer, English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)

Teaching Qualifications
1993 – 1997                M.Ed. (Hons) University of New England (Thesis: Literacy & learning in Science) 
1979                            Dip. Ed. University of Wollongong
1976 – 1978                B.Sc. University of Wollongong (Majors in Chemistry and Bioenergetics)