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Strategies for Progression and Rich Questions

In separate documents, this resource provides guidance for teachers to plan for progression of students aged 11-16, based on the National Strategies Framework for Secondary Science Learning Objectives. For each learning objective there is further explanation to help teachers to help students make progress, and ‘rich questions’ to prompt thought in lessons.


1. How science works

*Explanations, argumentation and decisions

*Practical and enquiry skills

2. Organisms, behaviour and health

*Life processes (excretion)

*Life processes (growth)

*Life processes (movement)

*Life processes (nutrition)

*Life processes (reproduction)

*Life processes (respiration)

*Life processes (sensitivity)

*Variation and interdependence


3. Chemical and material behaviour

*Particle models

*Chemical reactions

*Patterns in chemical reactions

4. Energy, electricity and forces

*Energy (biological systems)

*Energy (electric current)

*Energy (heat)

*Energy (light)

*Energy (sound)

*Identifying forces

5. The environment, Earth and the universe

*Changing environment

*Changing Earth

*Earth, Space and beyond

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