APU Science Reports for Teachers: Students Aged 13 to 15

Of the 11 APU short reports for teachers, eight concerned the performance of students aged 13 and 15, including two which also related to students aged 11. Report 2 outlined the rationale and categories of science performance assessed. Reports 3 and 5 summarised some main findings from surveys at age 13 and 15 respectively. Reports 6 and 9 concerned the methods and results of practical testing, which was a major feature of the science surveys. Reports 7 and 10 focused on students understanding of concepts relating to electricity and metals respectively. Report 11 describes the outcomes of a joint study between the APU science teams and the APU language team.

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APU Science Report for Teachers 7: Electricity at Age 15

This APU report for teachers focuses on the performance of students aged 15 in a range of test questions concerning electricity. It presents the findings in a sequence in which it suggests that different activities are generally encountered by students. An experimentally-based course would, in the first three years...

APU Science Report for Teachers 9: Assessing Investigations at Age 13 and 15

This APU Science report for teachers is based on a selection of the questions used in the surveys of students aged 13 and 15 in the surveys carried out in 1981 and 1982 to assess the performance of investigations. These were complete investigations carried out individually by students working alone. Reference is...

APU Science Report for Teachers 10: Metals at Age 15

This APU report for teachers focuses on the performance of students aged 15 in a range of test questions concerning metals. This subject was chosen since metals are the commonest examples of elements which students meet in their everyday lives. Questions reported were drawn from the pool used in APU surveys,...

APU Science Report for Teachers 11: The Language of Science

This APU report for teachers differs from other reports in being jointly authored by members of the APU language and science teams. It reports the joint study of students’ written and spoken language in relation to science subject matter. This study addressed the question of whether competence in one domain might...

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