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Framework for Secondary Science: Overview and Learning Objectives

These learning objectives were produced to help teachers plan for progression for students aged 11-16, as part of the National Strategies Framework for secondary science.

Components: This document consists of five ‘strands’ of progression, divided into substrands

1. How science works 1.1 Explanations, argument and decisions 1.2 Practical and enquiry skills 

2. Organisms, behaviour and health 2.1 Life processes 2.2 Variation and interdependence 2.3 Behaviour 

3. Chemical and material behaviour 3.1 Particle models 3.2 Chemical reactions 3.3 Patterns in chemical reactions 

4. Energy, electricity and forces 4.1 Energy transfer and electricity 4.2 Forces 

5. The environment, Earth and the universe 5.1 Changing environment and sustainability 5.2 Changing Earth 5.3 Earth, Space and beyond

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