Progression for Science

"I think the biggest challenge for students going forward is understanding the new grading system and understanding where that puts them nationally. Also being able to identify their strengths and weaknesses as they are going through the course so that they can be best prepared for their GCSEs." 
- James Medforth, Head of Science, King Harold Academy

James Medforth has already implemented the progression service within his daily teaching, listen to what he has to say.


Our Science Progression Scale is a reliable, easy to use tool to track students’ progress over Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. It comprises of 12 steps ranging from low (1) to high (12) challenge. We anticipate that the average student will enter year 7 working at the 3rd or 4th step. The expectation is that a student will make one Step of progress a year.

The Science Progression Scale and Map covers both GCSE and International GCSE. 

A range of assessments, mapped to the Progression Scale, can be used to support in-school summative reporting. Take a look at the full range of assessments available now and the assessments coming soon. 

Why does the Progression Scale have 12 steps? Why not nine steps to align to the new GCSE 9-1 grades?

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