Planning for effective transition in science
This section will give you information on how you can plan for effective transition in science. From recognising the differences between schools you will be able to explore how workshops can support parents and pupils through a move to another school. A timeline will help you plan activities, you can also find information on using a school website and also the role of governors in this process.
Recognising how teaching and learning in science differs between schools in different phases
Suggestions about what to look for when pupils are in transition including the differences between classroom protocols and procedures, the physical environment, language and organisation of learning.
Teachers, parents and pupils working together for effective transition in science
This section deals with ways that parents can help their children with the changes associated in moving schools through involvement in transition workshops.
Science transition between primary and secondary schools – a timeline of actions
An overview of the science transition process between schools, which identifies actions, when they could occur and who may be involved.
Using the school website to support science transition
Use the school website to help support transition and improve communication with parents by including a science section about transition. It will help you strengthen the virtual links and provide useful content.
Some questions and activities that governors can use to support effective transition in science.
Using pupil data and information
This section identifies how pupil data and information can be used to support transition in science by highlighting the benefits of the effective use of such information.
Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4
When developing your Years 7–11 science schemes of work, you can support a smooth transition in pupils' progress from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 by using a continuum and including progression in learning activities.