Monitoring pupil progress in science

Tests, writing frames and other assessment tools to help you to evaluate secondary students' scientific subject knowledge

Tes Resources Team

Petri dish covering a scientific assessment to monitor the pupil progress of secondary science students

Top tools to help you to assess students’ subject knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics

As we're over a quarter of the way into the term, you'll be starting to think about setting student assessments. From unit tests to writing tasks, we’ve picked out a selection of assessment tools to help both you and your students track progress so far.

KS3 resources

Y8 Science marking- mini review/ quiz/ assessment
lowerpe88

Y8 Science marking- mini review/ quiz/ assessment

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Mini reviews for the KS3 topics such as waves, muscles and bones, light, respiration. Use as a mini diagnostic tool instead of book marking. Get students to complete the reviews in 15 minutes, then get them to peer mark/ self mark their sheets. Take the work in and then see how your students did an...
KS3 Science: Pre-tests for topics
jbarrett2100

KS3 Science: Pre-tests for topics

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AFL activity. Short tests, with the answers included, that can be used before the teaching of a topic. Could be used as a starter. Some KS3 SAT questions have been used.

GCSE and IGCSE resources

AQA B1 Must Know Facts (Revision tool)
kpmarshall

AQA B1 Must Know Facts (Revision tool)

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A grid with some really basic, must know questions to aid students' revision. I have been using these with students and have had really good feedback from them and seen an increase in assessment scores. The way I use them is to give it to them and give them 10 mins to try as many questions as they c...
Edexcel GCSE Science Assessment Biology, Chemistry, Physics
TommyC82

Edexcel GCSE Science Assessment Biology, Chemistry, Physics

3 Resources
PowerPoint based assessment that gives **instant feedback** (when macros are enabled). Covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics from the new GCSE 9-1 Spec. Also available for AQA Spec [here](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-aqa-triolgy-diagnostic-chemistry-biology-and-physics-119749...
26 New GCSE Science Required Practical 6 Mark Questions
chalky1234567

26 New GCSE Science Required Practical 6 Mark Questions

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This resource is a set of 26 bespoke 6 mark questions to test students understanding of most of the required practicals in the 2015 AQA Science specification. The questions have been written in a similar style to the practical 6 mark questions in the sample material. Thanks for looking
AQA Biology B7 Ecology revision triple Science
hephelumps

AQA Biology B7 Ecology revision triple Science

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Made using the AQA Biology specification (Triple Science) Contains 2 slides of activities to complete for the B7 Ecology topic I give these out at the end of each topic and also before holidays for exam preparation. I have made the boxes equal sizes so that they can be blown up onto A...
IGCSE Biology- Cell revision worksheet
amali525

IGCSE Biology- Cell revision worksheet

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The simple questions in the worksheet are designed to be used at the end of the lesson in order to assess the level of understanding. If the students can answer these questions without difficulty, then they can move to exam type questions which will be the next worksheet.
AQA Biology short interim assessments
irfannessa

AQA Biology short interim assessments

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I made these short interim assessments to check student understanding. They are designed to have between 9-10 marks and some thinking space, which includes retrieval questions from prior learning. They are great to set as homework, starters or even plenaries. Mark scheme included. I have included...

Post-16 resources

Kidney Homeostasis A-level Biology Summary Worksheet Bundle
StudyALevelBiology

Kidney Homeostasis A-level Biology Summary Worksheet Bundle

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Kidney summary worksheets for A-level Biology. What's included? 1. Structure of the nephron & formation of glomerular filtrate. 2. Selective reabsorption (including co-transport of glucose). 3. The role of the loop of Henle in water reabsorption (maintenance of a sodium ion gradient) - one vers...
Statistics for A level Biology
Rebecca Moon

Statistics for A level Biology

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This is a very useful and comprehensive resource for students studying A level Biology. A great refresher for the teacher too or someone teaching Biology who may not be so confident when it comes to teaching statistics. The resource is a 22 page booklet which covers all the key aspects of statisti...
Life Cycle Assessment LCA - AQA
lewistull

Life Cycle Assessment LCA - AQA

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Includes and animated powerpoint with starter, tasks and end of lesson quiz + 4 worksheets. This powerpoint covers the stages of an LCA for paper vs plastic objects and gets students to think about the questions they must ask themselves about each stage of a product's life. Tailored for the AQA Ch...