Science 9-1 Steps Grade Descriptors/Criteria for new GCSE's

Science 9-1 Steps Grade Descriptors/Criteria for new GCSE's

In the absence of any guidance from the exam boards on what the criteria to achieve steps 9-1 will actually look like before the first cohort sit the exams in 2018 , I have had a go at putting something together for my department. As we become more familiar with the specifications and assessment criteria I hope to be able to develop this further. I have also created criteria for students who are yet to hit step 1 but would be demoralised to achieve a 0. In our school we have called these R, S and G steps (G being the lowest step). This could be adapted for your own individual schools.
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Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

Powerpoint for a whole lesson on Genetic Engineering. What it is, how it works, examples of how it can be used. Various tasks for students to complete throughout the lesson, some research based and some question based.
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Learned Behaviour

Learned Behaviour

Powerpoint covering a whole lesson on Learned Behaviour. Includes links to youtube clips which are current and will be relevant to the students.
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Organ Donation

Organ Donation

A lesson which was graded outstanding when I taught it. Covers: 1) Why organ donations are necessary 2) The ethical decisions which need to be considered 3) Asks students to evaluate different scenarios and make decisions about when organs should be transplanted. Includes the lesson plan, powerpoint and research task.
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Exchange Surfaces

Exchange Surfaces

Lesson Objective: Explain in terms of SA:Vol ratio why multicellular organisms need specialised exchange surfaces and single celled organisms do not.
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The Mammalian Transport System

The Mammalian Transport System

Enough content for a few lessons on The Mammalian Transport System. Includes: - Need for transport systems - Cardiovascular System - Blood Vessels - Tissue Fluid, Blood Plasma and Lymph - Composition of Blood - Haemoglobin dissociation curve - Bohr Shift - Fetal Haemoglobin - Myoglobin - Problems with oxygen transport (Carbon Monoxide and High Altitude)
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Alkane Worksheet

Alkane Worksheet

Nice little activity for students to practice writing out the molecular formula and drawing the structural formula for alkanes,
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Cloning

Cloning

Lesson on Cloning. Takes you through what is meant by 'clone' and the different techniques used to clone. Encourages students to think and discuss various points.
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Tissues in the Lungs

Tissues in the Lungs

Powerpoint covering the key structures in the lungs e.g. trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, elastic fibres etc.
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Termly Summary and Key Priorities Tracking Document

Termly Summary and Key Priorities Tracking Document

Every term I ask my key stage leads to fill this document out for me. It is an excellent way to see how the faculty is progressing each term and makes it much easier to report to SLT. It is a working document and staff are asked to colour rate the key priorities at the end of each term (Red, Amber, Green) in terms of what has been achieved etc. so we can easily see how we have progressed and what still needs to be done.
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