I have attached some information coming out about the new Specifications in science and guidance on the length of the course and when assessments will be available. This will be an on-going exchange for some time I expect. It will be linked to the expectation that KS3 is a 3 year course (but if taken as a 2 year course will need to be reported at the end of the second year (ie the end of the keystage). GCSE is expected to be a 2 year course as well. The attached file has been made up by cutting and pasting information from our Nat Strat regional adviser and some responses made by AQA. This is an area HoDs will need to keep an eye on. Whislt wishing to build a flexible offer in schools, the flexibility regarding assessment may noy be there!!!!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 8:02 AM