In moving away from levels, it became a lot harder to assess primary science; the unrelated nature of the different sections of the curriculum means it is difficult to decide if a child is making progress. Add to that the complexity of the working scientifically module and the possible lack of confidence from staff, and soon you can have an uphill struggle on your hands. In response to this many schools have been using schemes of work that they can use to assess the children’s progress – a straight forward answer to the problem, but one that turns science into a tick box exercise for the children and the staff. However, working scientifically doesn’t fit so well into a tick box, it is not a fact to remember but a way of thinking – how do we assess this?
This short course examines working scientifically across KS1 and KS2, and looks at how best to incorporate this into the science teaching in your school. Using tried and tested strategies, the simple techniques shared in this course will save time and give teachers the confidence they need to deliver fantastic science lessons. This course works on its own, but staff will benefit from having a good understanding of practical work in science or having attended our short course on Practical Work.
The content of this Working Scientifically Assessment course covers:
- Working Scientifically – what does it look like in practice?
- Planning lessons to include Working Scientifically.
- Helping children make progress in scientific thinking.
- Data, graphs and beyond – assessment of their understanding.
Course Cost: £50 per person
Course Length: 2 hours
To book this Assessment training course please call us on 01527 452430.
Course locations: our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to the M42 with easy access across the West Midlands. We regularly deliver our courses in schools across Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch and with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.
Discounts are available for group bookings
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