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Standards Over Time in the Sciences - GCSE and A levels 1995 - 2007

This resource is a compilation of reports by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and Ofqual reviewing standards over time in science subjects at GCSE and A levels.

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Annually the publication of GCSE and A level examination results prompts public interest...

International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment (Progress Report) 2011

Produced in 2011, this report describes the context and parameters of Ofqual’s research into the assessments taken by learners at senior secondary level in a number of key comparator jurisdictions and outlines the progress made up to February 2011.

The purpose of this research is to make comparative...

A-Level Criteria Science Subjects 2006

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in 2006 for Awarding Bodies to produce AS and A level science subject specifications, in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, geology, electronics and environmental science.

AS and A level subject criteria are...

A-Level Criteria Chemistry 1999

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in 1999 for Awarding Bodies to produce Chemistry specifications for first teaching in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000.

AS and A level subject criteria are intended to set out the knowledge,...

A Level Performance Descriptors Science Subjects 2003

Produced in 2003, these performance descriptors for chemistry science subjects at AS and A2 levels were written to indicate the level of attainment characteristic of grades A/B and E/U boundary candidates across a series of assessment objectives. It was intended that they should be interpreted in relation to the...

A Level Performance Descriptors Science Subjects 2007

Produced in 2007, these performance descriptors for science subjects at AS and A2 levels were written to indicate the level of attainment characteristic of grades A/B and E/U boundary candidates across a series of assessment objectives. It was intended that they should be interpreted in relation to the content...

National Assessment Sheets in Science Levels Three to Five

Ginn Science National Assessment Sheets in science for levels three to five of the National Curriculum, and levels C to E of the Scottish 5-14 guidelines, were published in 1997. They comprise photocopiable sheets which aim to help teachers to monitor and assess their students’ knowledge and abilities in science...

Ginn Science: Year Two Resource File

Ginn Science Year Two Resource File for teachers was first published in 1988 and revised in 1995 to accommodate the 1995 National Curriculum in England and Wales. The revised file, of over 200 pages, contains full instructions for use of the materials provided to support science throughout Year Two in England or...

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...

Ionisation Energy

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, covers ionisation energy, structure of the atom, intra-atomic forces. Students are provided with a diagram of the electronic structure of an atom and twenty statements which refer to it. They have to decide whether it each statement is correct or not.

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