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Making Good Progress in Key Stage Three Science

Produced in 2007-2008, this Secondary National Strategy guidance was written to help teachers support students in making progress in their learning during Key Stage Three.

Through the use of evidence from interviews with teachers and students, the characteristics of those students in Key Stage Three who were either stuck or making slow progress were identified, as well as a number of practical things that teachers can do to help.

Getting back on track – students who make slow progress in English, mathematics and science in Key Stage Three. This report goes through each of the subjects, the characteristics of ‘slow moving’ students in Key Stage Three are identified; as well as obstacles preventing progress. There is a section on taking action to overcome issues – and for science this action is around providing more opportunities for investigative work and for a wider range of writing.

Making Good Progress in Key Stage 3 Science. This leaflet includes a list of likely characteristics of ‘slow moving’ students in Key Stage Three; obstacles preventing progress; and actions to support progression – all of this being written in to help move students between various National Curriculum levels. Further resources are also suggested.

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