APP and Wikid Science – how they fit well together

I attended a county APP network meeting last week which included a show & tell session.  Being a model of good organisation I remembered that I was meant to be taking something two day before.  I could have simply gone through my schemes of work and picked an example of how we use APP, but …

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KS3 APP & Level descriptors

Whilst reading the Department of Education web site I found this useful snippet of information. Ministers have also decided not to proceed with the revised level descriptions which were due to come into force for Key Stage 3 from this September. Secondary schools should therefore continue to use existing level descriptions. Perhaps I shouldn’t be …

Support material for setting learning targets using science APP (Assessing Pupil Progress)

I know a big worry for schools trying to get to grips with APP is that it will turn into a huge paper chase, and not actually be of any real use.  Primary schools are now starting to think about how to adopt science APP and I get different messages from different schools and different …

Wordle used to aid APP

Wordle used to aid APP, originally uploaded by Fiendishlyclever. I took the text from the APP Science statements and turned them into Wordles. The idea was to give a vague idea of level-ness so pupils (and me) can get to grips with the Science APP levels.

Science APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) at KS3 with pupils who have special needs.

I’ve been grappling with APP for a while now and thought I’d post, thinking that I might perhaps save someone some time.  Better still perhaps someone will have better ideas than mine – if that’s you please leave a comment below. I’ve heard many science teachers complaining about APP.  True it is yet another new …