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Cambridge Secondary 1 Science

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Cambridge Secondary 1 Science

An Introduction to Cambridge Secondary 1 Science
The new syllabus / curriculum framework
The scientific enquiry strand
The Scientific Enquiry Approach
Please find:
your curriculum framework page 1 - the stage 7 Scientific enquiry strand learning objectives
handout 3
Progression Tests and Checkpoint
Handout 4
Specimen Progression Tests and mark schemes
Specimen Checkpoint tests and mark schemes
Curriculum Framework
Long Term Planning
Medium Term Planning
Short Term Planning
handouts 5 - 8

The Curriculum Framework for Science
The Curriculum Framework for Science
Intergrating the curriculum
Curriculum Specification for Science
Cambridge Secondary 1 Science
Cambridge Programmes
Key Changes
Cambridge Secondary 1 programme replaces the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme & Cambridge Checkpoint Curriculum Framework
Stages, not years
Learners, not children / students/pupils
Learning objectives, not statements
Cambridge checkpoint test testing stages 7, 8 & 9 with some questions assessing Scientific Enquiry
Progression test for new curriculum framework
The Curriculum Framework
The curriculum framework for science is divided into 3 stages of delivery.
Each stage is divided into 4 broad strands:
Scientific Enquiry
Why these topics?
The topics and strands are designed to provide balanced coverage at this level.
They provide fundamental skills and knowledge forming a sound foundation for Cambridge IGCSE
What is within the framework is assessed in the Progression Test and in Cambridge Checkpoint

Selection of units of work and strands designed to provide balanced coverage at this level
They provide fundamental skills and knowledge forming a sound foundation for stages 7 to 9
What is within the framework is assessed in the Progression Test & Cambridge Checkpoint
The framework can be delivered alongside your own curriculum
Sufficient time has been allowed to fully develop their understanding but the framework can be suplemented with other topics if desired. These will not be tested by Cambridge
Biology, Chemistry & Physics Strands
Use handout 2 to produce an audit of the terms used to define the learning objectives from the curriculum framework for all stages.
Scientific Enquiry Skills
In this task, you will think about how one particular experiment could help students to develop the abilities described in the LO for the stage 7 Scientific Enquiry Strand, on page 1 of your Curriculum Framework.
Record your thoughts and ideas on handout 3.
Scientific Enquiry Approach
What Scientific Enquiry skills would be used in finding answers to these questions
Stage 7 Biology --> Investigate variation in a species
Stage 8 Chemistry --> Which material is best for making a container or carrier of water?
Stage 9 Physics --> Heat energy transfers
Progression Tests
Assess the performance of learners againts the learning objectives in the framework.
Diagnose strengths and weaknesses
Examine progress from one year to the next
Inform planning
Aid reporting to parents
Cambridge Checkpoint
These test LO from stages 7 - 9
The test are optional
They are marked by Cambridge Examiners and therefore require a formal entry procedure
Feedback reports are provided on results at individual, group and whole class level
Each learner receives a Statement of Achievement
What you need to plan?
Complete coverage of the Science content for all stages
Progression and continuity
The best order of teaching
Deailed lessons with clear Learning Objectives
Why you need to plan?
To ensure appropriate timings
To be clear about what can be assesssed
To ensure a mix of teaching and learning styles in delivery
To ensure that all resources are available
Refer back to the pros and cons
Explain how it will help
Describe the next steps
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
Scientific Enquiry Strands
In all stages:
Ideas & evidence --> asking questions / making hypothesis
Plan investigative work --> diagram / method/ apparatus
Obtain & present evidence --> results & interpretation
Consider evidence & approach --> Conclusion
-Handout 3-

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