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Years 7 and 8 Science Examinations

Year 7
The year 7 examinations start at the end of April. The year 7 science paper is called the skills test. Students cannot prepare for this in advance. The questions will test students’ ability to interpret and apply data and information, and not to learn science content, which has already been tested on our end of topic papers. We will use a combination of end of topic results, year 7 examination results and teacher recommendations to go from tutor group teaching to ability sets in year 8.
 
Year 8
The year 8 examinations start at the end of April. The year 8 science paper is called the pre-GCSE science baseline test. Students cannot prepare for this in advance. The baseline test questions have been written by Edexcel, and they test student’s latent science ability. We will use a combination of year 8 end of topic results, the pre-GCSE baseline test and teacher recommendations to go from year 8 key stage 3 to year 9 GCSE science sets.