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Improving practice

Unit focus

The focus of this unit is to structure learning to develop Quality First teaching in science.

Subject leader development material: Maximising Pupil Progress (formerly progressing to level 6 and beyond with added How science works) will support lesson scaffolding in science.

Unit purpose

  • Define what is meant by learning objectives and how learning outcomes can provide assessment opportunities linked to Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP).
  • Consider strategies for constructing learning objectives that provide the appropriate level of challenge.
  • Illustrate the purpose and importance of using a learning objective that has a focus on How science works.

Progression table: Reviewing existing practice in lesson scaffolding

Download Progression table: Reviewing existing practice in lesson scaffolding (PDF-41 KB) Attachments to help you review your current practice and identify the next steps in professional development. See Using these materials to learn about how you can use the progression table to direct you to the most useful activities.