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Dr Andrew Grevatt Dr Mark Evans Victoria Stutt
Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt is an experienced science teacher and an ex-Advanced Skills Teacher. He is the author of a number of best-selling Badger science resources. He is a teacher educator at the University of Sussex.
Dr Mark Evans was the founding Principal of the UK’s first specialist Science and Maths Sixth Form College. Mark is currently leading on the development of a real-world, applied learning pedagogy based around ‘Technical Challenges’ at the new University Technical College Norfolk. He is particularly interested in evidence-based education, and the effective application of evidenced-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies within schools and colleges, and is an Academy Effectiveness Improvement Partner for the TEN Group.
 
Victoria Stutt is an experienced science teacher, specialising in Chemistry. She is the author of a number of Badger science resources, ranging from KS3 titles to A Level Key Skills and Knowledge Boosters.


Dr Andrew Grevatt

About the authors: Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt, Dr Mark Evans & Victoria Stutt

Dr Mark Evans
Victoria Stutt

ACE Science with Learning Ladders

Learning Ladders for assessment and learning

Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt, Victoria Stutt and Dr Mark Evans have updated and revised their very successful Badger Science resources to support teaching, learning and assessment of the new Key Stage 3 Science Curriculum. As levels are no longer part of the curriculum Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt has developed ACE Learning Ladders as a flexible and easy to use approach to assessment. Teachers can feedback success and improvements to students using three descriptors.

A is for Advanced

The descriptors at this stage relate to the old levels 7 and 8 or an equivalent to grade A. They indicate that the student is working beyond expectation of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3. In some cases, challenging material linked to the main concept area but from beyond the formal curriculum has been indicated.

C is for Confident

The descriptors at this stage relate to the old levels 5 and 6 or an equivalent to grade C. They indicate that the student is working at the expectation of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3. From a ‘mastery’ perspective, students working at this stage have mastered a section of Key Stage 3 knowledge, understanding or skills within the programme of study.

E is for Establishing

The descriptors at this stage relate to the old levels 3 and 4 or an equivalent to grade E. They indicate that the student is currently working below the expectation of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3.

The Resources

There are seven new titles within the ACE Science Series covering the whole of KS3. The books are arranged by subject, so that teachers can implement resources by topic rather than by year groups. The ACE Science resources include WebQuest materials online that you can link to from within your VLE. In addition, each resource is available on a CD in Microsoft Word so you can project the resources onto a white board or adapt them to your own requirements.

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ACE Science Tasks with Learning Ladders

Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt, Victoria Stutt and Dr Mark Evans

Three books with CDs which cover all of KS3 Science by subject and include a range of milestone activities for blocks of knowledge, concepts and skills from the National Curriculum. 

The activities are designed to integrate seamlessly with schemes of work and the books include detailed guidance on an easy-to-follow assessment system, plus resources on how to introduce and develop ACE Learning Ladders within your science department.

The resources

Each of the books include:

  Comprehensive teacher notes, with a PowerPoint presentation and student worksheets, designed to introduce the success criteria to students

  Engaging tasks that support and challenge all students, providing opportunities for summative assessment and formative feedback

  A PowerPoint presentation that introduces the task and provides a starter activity designed to be integrated into a VLE or used at the start of the task

  Three differentiated, open-ended, assessable Badger Tasks to support Assessment for Learning (AfL) with student friendly ACE Learning Ladders

  Three fully differentiated WebQuests with support resources for use in class, or as an independent learning task.


VLE Integration

★  The ACE assessment tasks are accompanied by paper and digital support media, allowing them to be used in the classroom and integrated into your school’s VLE

  The criteria assessed WebQuests can be accessed directly via the website or links can be added via your school’s VLE, allowing you to make all support resources independently available to your students  if required.


WebQuests

  Three differentiated WebQuests to develop skills in independent research. All WebQuests with links will be available via a password at www.badgerscience.com for ease of use and accessibility

  Topic areas have been chosen to ensure that areas prone to misconception in the KS3 curriculum are covered in detail, and students are presented with an engaging task through which they must evidence their understanding

  Standard WebQuests will consolidate understanding of core areas of the KS3 curriculum

  Challenge WebQuests will extend understanding of key scientific topics

  Ideal for homework or as part of your online independent learning strategy

  Scaffolded research sheets and a synoptic criteria-assessed task

  Learning Ladders using ACE criteria for teacher, self or peer assessment.

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ACE Science Homework Activities with Learning Ladders

Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt and Victoria Stutt


Three books and CDs of inspiring and time-saving homework activities one for each subject. Each contains:

  Extended activities which add to learning

  Differentiated activities for personalised learning

  ACE Learning Ladders

  24 activities per book: Projects; Making & Presenting; Mini Investigations; Critical Thinking Tasks.


Simple to use, fun to do and easy to mark, they give your students a clear understanding of what they need to do to reach the higher levels.

★  Simple open-ended tasks with user-friendly ACE Learning Ladders to aid progression

  Linked to KS3 Programme of Study

★  Fully differentiated, with literacy and numeracy tips

★  An excellent diagnostic tool for highlighting individual and class misconceptions.

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ACE Science Considering Scientific Concepts through Models and Analogies

Victoria Stutt, Series editor Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Over twenty easy to use, engaging tasks written specifically to help students embed difficult scientific concepts through considering models and analogies. The tasks use easily understood and everyday situations to encourage student engagement. The tasks will improve students’ ability to consider abstract concepts and the strengths and weaknesses of analogies and models and will provide an excellent diagnostic resource to help identify misconceptions.

The tasks cover biology, chemistry and physics and each includes:

★  Stimulus sheet: Introducing a model or analogy relating to a scientific concept

★  Discussion Starters: Optional, editable, suggested sentence starters to help students consider how the model may represent the concept and any inherent flaws

★  Teacher notes: Including National Curriculum links and an ACE Learning Ladder.

The tasks are presented as worksheets to be photocopied with accompanying notes for every task. Each copy comes with a CD of the questions and starters in Microsoft Word and the complete book in PDF format, for use on whiteboards and networks.

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Save 10% when you buy all 3 Science Tasks Books + CDs (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

 

 

Save 10% when you buy all 3 Homework Activity Books + CDs (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

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Save 15% when you buy all 7 Books + CDs

Science Tasks: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Homework Activities: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Considering Scientific Concepts


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Save 10% when you buy all 3 Science Tasks Books + CDs (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

 

 

Save 10% when you buy all 3 Homework Activity Books + CDs (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

Save 15% when you buy all 7 Books + CDs

Science Tasks: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Homework Activities: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Considering Scientific Concepts


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