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Key Stage Three Science Tests 2006

This resource from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) contains the documents for the Statutory Assessment Tests for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14) science for the year 2006, and their associated mark schemes.

Students in England took national tests at the end of Key Stage Three up to 2009. The...

Key Stage Three Science Tests 2009

This resource from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) contains the documents for the Statutory Assessment Tests for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14) science for the year 2009, and their associated mark schemes.

Students in England took national tests at the end of Key Stage Three up to 2009. The...

GCSE criteria for Science 2011

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Ofqual, the Welsh Assembly and CEA (Northern Ireland) for Awarding Bodies to produce subject specifications for use in 2011 GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Additional Applied Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, and GCSE Physics. GCSE specifications...

International Comparisons of Compulsory Assessment Systems 2007

Produced in 2007, this is an an International Review of Curriculum and Assessment (INCA) thematic probe to compare compulsory assessment systems which the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) asked National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to undertake. It gathered information via the 20 INCA...

Review of Teacher Assessment: Evidence of what works best 2009

Commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, this Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment review of teacher assessment in 2009 looked at teacher assessment in practice in a number of countries to see what works best and to consider the implications for Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP...

Technical and methodological statement for Key Stage Two Science sampling 2010

Produced by the Department for Children Schools and Families and the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, this 2010 document lays out the size, nature and procedures around the sample of Key Stage Two science tests that was implemented after testing of all students was discontinued in 2009.

Mass and Dissolving

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, asks students to predict the masses of solutions from given masses of solute and solvent.

Students also need to explain what happens to the solute in solution and to explain the emergent properties of the solution. It is primarily aimed at the 11–14 age...

Word Equations

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, assesses students’ ability to complete word equations through a set of practice exercises. The word equations are for the following examples:

• Reaction between acids and alkalis.
• Reaction between acids and metals.
• Reaction between acids and...

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, focuses on the distinction between pure substances and mixtures. Students are first asked to define the terms element, mixture and compound to show their understanding. They are then provided with a series of particle diagrams to classify as element, mixture or...

Revising Acids

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, uses concept mapping to assess students' understanding of the topic of acids and bases.

This technique encourages active processing of information and improving study skills by getting students to think about their own learning. This exercise is designed...

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