GCSE Science 9-1 GCSE Science Ready Transition Tests for KS3 to GCSE by Ed Walsh, Sarah Palmer, Joanna Beswick, Jill Faircloth


GCSE Science 9-1 GCSE Science Ready Transition Tests for KS3 to GCSE by Ed Walsh, Sarah Palmer, Joanna Beswick, Jill Faircloth

This bank of 40 tests comprehensively cover the AQA KS3 Science syllabus allowing teachers to pinpoint problem areas and monitor progress. Benchmarked to the GCSE Assessment Objectives it is designed to be used alongside the accompanying Intervention Tasks to ensure pupils achieve mastery of key concepts and skills. * Comprehensive coverage of the mastery statements within AQA KS3 syllabus allows teachers to check all required knowledge and skills and pinpoint gaps * Structured according to the AQA syllabus framework with two tests for each Big Idea, the first test for Year 1 topics, the second test for Year 2 topics * A total of 40 tests, with 20 'before' tests covering the entire syllabus and 20 'after' tests, covering the same syllabus content, to provide benchmarked assessment of learning progress * Each test consists of 25 marks and is broken down into 10 'Know', 10 'Apply' and 5 'Extend' marks aligning with GCSE Assessment Objectives * Coverage of all Enquiry Processes and required mathematical equations to ensure working scientifically skills are embedded before the transition to GCSE * A simple tracking chart will allow teachers to diagnose pupil and class progress in detail and assess required next steps and appropriate interventions

About the Author

Ed Walsh is Science Adviser in Cornwall and the Series Editor for Collins KS3 Science. He has contributed to Collins KS4 Science books supporting courses from AQA, EdExcel and OCR, and has written materials for the Secondary National Strategy. Ed was a teacher for 20 years, 12 as subject leader, and has taught in Manchester, South Wales and Cornwall. He is a regular provider of CPD events at ASE Conferences.

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Publication date

28th October 2016



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