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Level 8 APP

Discussion in 'Science' started by laurajb2005, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone
    I have a student who is targeted at level 7 but has chosen to aim for level 8 in science by the end of year 8. He is very ambitious.
    Does anyone have any clue as to where I can get some ideas for tasks to stretch the learning and also does anyone know where i could get examples of high level 7/ level 8 work to show the standard required.
    Please help because I am really stumped
    Thanks
    ladyjane
     
  2. Hi everyone
    I have a student who is targeted at level 7 but has chosen to aim for level 8 in science by the end of year 8. He is very ambitious.
    Does anyone have any clue as to where I can get some ideas for tasks to stretch the learning and also does anyone know where i could get examples of high level 7/ level 8 work to show the standard required.
    Please help because I am really stumped
    Thanks
    ladyjane
     
  3. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    Level 8

    2. show how much uncertainty there is in the accuracy of data and the conclusions generated.
    <font face="TTE27E9D08t00">3. describe (using genetics) how some characteristics are inherited.
    </font><font face="TTE27E9D08t00">4. use graphs to explain patterns of change in a habitat.
    </font><font face="TTE27E9D08t00">5. generate the chemical formula for a compound.
    </font><font face="TTE27E9D08t00">6. use chemical formulae to write a balanced symbol equation.
    </font><font face="TTE27E9D08t00">7. use chemical knowledge to suggest methods for making new compounds.
    </font><font face="TTE27E9D08t00">8. use calculations which require more than one step.
    </font><font face="TTE27E9D08t00">9. explaining what a graph is showing.
    </font>
     
  4. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

  5. p1j39

    p1j39 New commenter

    After 10 years teaching, I'm still looking for a GCSE students of any grade to be able to do this!

    This is where the levels/APP fall down. For a 14 year old to do these, the context would surely have to be at a very basic level?
     
  6. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    I too find a large number of GCSE students unable to do these.
    To be honest APP is a load of rubbish and I don't believe that it helps the children understand where they are or what they can do. However I'm not sure if the context would be at a basic level - it shouldn't be (it is after all level 8) but it probably will be.

     
  7. I thought that level 8 stuff was really the things that only occur at GCSE, such as radioactivity.
     
  8. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    I have no idea, I've taught level 8 (was it EP back in the day? Can't remember) students at KS3 before now but can't remember what extra I was doing with them.
     
  9. http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/324857
    This publication may help.
     

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