# Weighting of KS2 science strands?!?!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by vmarsden, Apr 12, 2010.

1. ### vmarsden

Does anyone know the exact weighting of science strands? Is it something like 50% for SC1? I'm really unsure and have tried looking in the NC but nothing there!
Thanks - Vix

2. ### ed_ant2002

A quick and easy google search reveals all:
Science
The science attainment targets are weighted as follows:
?? scientific enquiry (Sc1) 2
?? life processes and living things (Sc2) 1
??materials and their properties (Sc3) 1
??physical processes (Sc4) 1
The following example shows how to use these weightings to calculate a pupil&rsquo;s overall
subject level for science.
To calculate the subject level for this pupil, add up column (c) and divide the total by the
total of column (b), ie 23 &divide; 5 = 4.6. Round to the nearest whole number for the overall
subject level. This pupil has attained level 5 for science.
Attainment target
(a)
Level
(b)
Weighting
(c) Level x
weighting
Scientific enquiry (Sc1) 5 2 10
Life processes and living things (Sc2) 5 1 5
Materials and their properties (Sc3) 4 1 4
Physical processes (Sc4) 4 1 4
Total 5 23
taken from: http://www.qcda.gov.uk/resources/assets/Key_Stage_2_Assessment_and_Reporting_Arrangements.pdf p19

3. ### vmarsden

Thank you - I tried many google searches, but I only got the elements that need to be taught everytime!
I'm taking that as:
40% SC1
20% for each of SC2, SC3 and SC4.

Thanks again! Vix

4. ### ed_ant2002

It is clearer to read if you go to link and look at doc - couldn't maintain formatting when pasting!
[and weighting is not same as percentages - there is a worked example in the doc]