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Introduction

# is an extremely able and enthusiastic member of the group, who takes a


keen interest in science.
# is an able and enthusiastic member of the group who takes a keen
interest in science.
# is an able and conscientious member of the group who displays a real
interest in the subject.
# is a reserved member of the group who displays a quiet interest in the
subject.
# has a quietly conscientious approach to ~ work in science,
# is a friendly member of the group who displays considerable interest in
the subject.
# is a friendly student who works with enthusiasm in the lab.
# has shown a positive attitude towards the subject, involving *self to
the best of ~ ability,
# has worked steadily over the year,
#'s approach has at times been inconsistent,
#, at times, seems to have a rather casual, disinterested approach to the
subject.
# is an exemplary student with an excellent attitude in the subject.
# is an exemplary student with an amiable disposition.
# is an obliging and conscientious student.
# is an enthusiastic student who has made many positive contributions to
science lessons.
# gives up too easily and needs to be more commited in the subject.
# needs to focus and take the subject more seriously.
# has worked well and applied ~ energy to the subject.
# is a capable student who has made many positive contributions in class.
# has shown an interest in the subject and is a well motivated,
enthusiastic student.
# is a conscientious student with a commitment to the subject.
# needs to focus ~ energy to make the most of ~ talents.
# needs to be more confident in ~ own ability.
# is an extremely able and enthusiastic member of the group, who takes a
keen interest in science.
# is an able and enthusiastic member of the group who takes a keen
interest in science.
# is an able and conscientious member of the group who displays a real
interest in the subject.
# is a reserved member of the group who displays a quiet interest in the
subject.
# has a quietly conscientious approach to ~ work in science.
# is a friendly member of the group who displays considerable interest in
the subject.
# has shown a positive attitude towards the subject, involving *self to
the best of ~ ability.
# has worked steadily over the year.
#'s approach has at times been inconsistent.
# has shown a thorough understanding of the various topics covered this
year.
# has shown a good understanding of the various topics covered this year.
# has shown a sound understanding of the areas covered this year.
# has found some difficulty fully grasping certain aspects of the topics
covered this year.
# needs encouragement to take an interest in finding out about the world
around ~ but I am pleased to say # is taking a more active part during
class discussions.
# needs encouragement to take an interest in finding out about the world
around ~ and it would be nice to see ~ develop confidence enough to
suggest ideas during class discussions.
# has approached all aspects of the work with enthusiasm and interest.
# really enjoys science and has approached all aspects of our work with
interest and enthusiasm.
# has really enjoyed all aspects of the work we have covered this year
and is developing good exploratory techniques.
# has really enjoyed science and is developing good exploratory
techniques.
# has shown a quiet interest in the areas we have covered this term.
# has a questioning and inquisitive mind and can offer suggestions and
ideas in class discussions.
# has shown a quiet interest in the areas we have covered and is
developing good exploratory techniques.
# is a keen scientist and has lots of personal motivation.
# has a good capacity and understanding for the subject.
# has worked hard and put lots of effort into the subject.
# is intelligent and enjoys taking part in the lessons.

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Knowledge
^ can speak and write about scientific ideas in considerable detail, and
confidently uses technical scientific terms.
^ is developing excellent scientific knowledge and is always willing to
share ~ ideas with others during class discussions.
^ has developed a good scientific knowledge and is willing to share ~
ideas with the rest of the class during discussion.
^ is happy to put forward ~ ideas or suggestions in regular contributions
to class discussion.
^ can be reluctant to participate fully in class discussions, when a more
active role may help to sharpen ~ grasp of the issues.
^ has a tendency to rush at ~ work, resulting in careless mistakes, in
written answers and practical work.
^ can get *self confused when ^ doesn't pay enough attention to precise
details.
^ can make predications based on scientific theories, and identifies key
factors in complex investigations in which all of the variables cannot be
readily controlled.
^ is beginning to appreciate how many times a test may need to be
repeated in order to produce reliable data.
^ communicates his findings using an increasingly wide range of technical
scientific language and conventions.
^ is becoming more thoroughly confident with the whole process of
scientific enquiry in a variety of contexts.
^ draws conclusions that are consistent with the data, and uses ~
scientific knowledge and understanding to explain them.
^ shows an appreciation of how and why ~ working methods may be improved.
^ can identify the key factors involved in fair testing, and can make
predictions of what may happen based on his scientific knowledge and
understanding.
^ understands why some tests need to be repeated, and draws conclusions
from results that are consistent with the evidence.
^ can decide on a way to approach a scientific enquiry, and shows how to
vary one factor at a time to make the test fair.
^ is beginning to explain patterns in the results from ~ investigations.
^ puts forward ~ own ideas about how to find an answer to a question and
can make relevant observations and measurements and with some help
^ can carry out a fair test, and explain why it is fair.
^ understands and carries out a fair test, and recognises and explains
why it is fair.
With some help ^ can carry out a fair test, recognising and explaining
why it is fair.
^ is beginning to understand the concept of fair testing and is starting
to apply this during practical work.
^ has discussed the concept of fair testing and is learning to apply this
during practical work.
^ recognises the need for fair tests by describing, or showing in the way
^ performs a task, how to vary one factor whilst keeping others the same.
^ understands the concept of fair testing and applies this during
practical work.
^ has extended ~ understanding of fair testing and is competent in
applying this during practical work.
^ responds enthusiastically to suggestions and puts forward ~ own ideas
and predictions.
^ can use simple equipment provided, makes observations related to the
task and can say whether what happened was what was expected.
^ can use simple equipment provided, makes observations related to the
task and respond to suggestions.
When prompted ^ can put forward ~ own predictions.
^ describes observations and records them using simple tables where it is
appropriate to do so.
^ makes observations and can take measurements with increasing care.
^ makes observations and can measure carefully and when prompted.
^ selects suitable equipment to use and makes a series of observations
and measurements that are adequate for the task.
^ responds to suggestions, puts forward ~ own ideas and, where
appropriate, makes simple predictions.
^ makes relevant observations and measures quantities, such as length or
mass, using a range of simple equipment.
^ records observations in a variety of ways.
^ presents observations and measurements clearly, using tables and bar
charts and ^ can make ~ own predictions to the outcome of an experiment.
^ provides explanations for observations of simple patterns.
^ makes relevant observations and can measure with increasing precision.
^ can make general observations and measure carefully.
^ can select suitable equipment for experiments, use results tables and
graphs the result.
^ has written general conclusions to ~ investigations.

^ has used a range of basic scientific equipment and has learnt the
importance of making careful measurements during an experiment.
^ can select suitable equipment, and uses results tables and graphs.
^ has developed the ability to select suitable equipment, and uses
results tables and graphs.
^ has carefully used a range of basic scientific equipment and become
more accurate when making measurements during an experiment.
^ is beginning to plot points to form simple graphs and use these graphs
to point out and interpret patterns or trends in data.
^ has worked very well when describing the differences between living and
non-living things, explaining changes in living things, and identifying
how an animal is suited to its environment.
^ is able to systematically group animals according to their
characteristics.
^ has worked hard to describe the differences between living and non-
living things.
^ has begun to explain the changes in living things, and identifying how
an animal is suited to its environment.
^ has begun to group animals according to their characteristics.
^ is able to describe the differences between different materials, and
can explain why some materials are suited to their purpose.

^ has produced very good work when describing the characteristics of


materials.
^ is able to describe the differences between different materials within
a group, and can begin to explain why some materials are suited to their
purpose.
^ has understood and enjoyed arranging components in an electrical
circuit, and explained ~ knowledge of hearing sounds with increasing
accuracy.
^ can put together an electrical component, and explain what is needed to
make it work.
^ has developed an awareness of how sounds are heard.

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Attainment
^ shows a thorough understanding of the various topics covered this year.
^ shows a good understanding of the various topics covered this year.
^ shows a sound understanding of the areas covered this year.
^ has found some difficulty fully grasping certain aspects of the topics
covered this year.
^ grasps new scientific concepts quickly and then can use these to try
and explain the results of experiments.
^ generally understands new scientific concepts and is beginning to be
able to use these to explain the results of experiments.
^ generally understands new scientific concepts well and is beginning to
be able to use these to explain the results of experiments.
^ generally understands new scientific concepts well.
^ always understands new scientific concepts well.
^ always understands new scientific concepts quickly.
^ generally understands new scientific concepts quickly.
^ tries hard to understand new scientific concepts and now needs to use ~
knowledge to try and explain results of experiments.
^ needs careful explanations to learn new scientific concepts but always
tries hard to understand.
^ has achieved end of topic assessment grades which have been
outstanding.
~ end-of-topic assessments have been excellent.
~ end-of-topic assessments have been very good.
~ end-of-topic assessments have been consistently good.
^ has made a significant improvement in assessments through the year.
~ end-of-topic assessments have been generally quite good, but could be
improved with more frequent and focussed revision.
~ end-of-topic assessment grades have been inconsistent, indicating that
regular, focussed revision may help to improve consistency.
Although ~ earlier test results were very good, more recently, ^ has
allowed ~ standards to drop slightly, and this is reflected in ~
assessments.
^ has not found aspects of some assessments easy, but I am sure that ^
would have improved ~ scores with more frequent and focussed revision.
^ does not seem to do *self justice under test conditions. I am sure
that, with practice and growing self-confidence, ^ is perfectly capable
of much improved scores.
~ written presentation is of a consistently high standard, showing the
pride ^ takes in ~ work.
The overall quality of ~ written work has been very good, both in terms
of content and presentation.
Although the content of ~ written work is usually excellent, ^ needs to
improve ~ presentation, to ensure accuracy and clarity.
^ does need to ensure that ^ pays systematic and close attention to
precise details, particularly in reporting ~ scientific investigations.
~ written work has been rather varied sometimes detailed and carefully
presented, but on occasions, only just adequate.
~ written work, while usually acceptable, is not always as detailed or as
well presented and it can be unclear and inaccurate at times.
~ written work has been very inconsistet, occasionally excellent, but too
often superficial and rushed.
^ would benefit from being more self-critical, and more thorough in ~
written work, particularly in ensuring that ^ doesn't miss out important
details from investigation reports.
~ written presentation, is generally scruffy and unclear and, at times,
inaccurate.
~ written presentation is of a consistently high standard, showing the
pride ^ takes in ~ work.
~ written reports are always of a very good standard and ^ has learnt to
organise them in a logical way, using charts and graphs where
appropriate.
The overall quality of ~ written work has been very good, both in terms
of content and presentation.
Although the content of ~ written work is usually excellent, ^ needs to
improve ~ presentation, to ensure accuracy and clarity.
~ written work in science has got much better over the year and ^ is
being more careful to organise reports in a logical way.
~ written work in science has got much better over the year and ^ has
learnt to be more careful to organise reports in a logical way.
~ written reports in science are always of a good standard and ^ has
learnt to organise them in a logical way, using charts and graphs where
appropriate.
~ written reports in science are always of an excellent standard and ^
has learnt to organise them in a logical way, using charts and graphs
where appropriate.
^ has a sensible, mature approach to working in a group.
^ works very well as a member of a group.
^ works well as a member of a small group.
^ works reasonably well as part of a small group, but must try to keep
his concentration on the task at hand.
^ works co-operatively in a group situation.
^ is getting better at working co-operatively in a small group but
sometimes needs to remember to listen carefully to others' suggestions
and ideas.
^works well in a group but must value the ideas and opinions of others.

^ has a consistent good record for homework and punctuality.


^ has produced good quality homework on a regular basis.
^ has regularly completed homework.
^ has regularly completed homework to a good standard.
^ has a poor record for completing and handing in homework.
^ has an excellent record for completing homework.
^ has a good record for completing homework.
^ has a mixed record for completing homework.
^ has regularly completed homework to a high standard.
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Targets
With continued application, I am sure # will enjoy further successes in
science.
To continue ~ improvement, ^ should aim to maintain the high quality of ~
work next year, and extend ~ learning by reading around related topics.
To improve further, ^ would benefit from developing a greater
independence in planning, performing and reporting a complete scientific
enquiry, following the guidelines given.
~ continuing progress would benefit from regularly and systematically
reading through and reviewing ~ work, to ensure that ~ understanding is
thorough, ~ work complete, and to reinforce the new concepts that ^ is
developing.
^ should take care to pay close attention to important details to ensure
that ~ pleasing progress continues, and should not hesitate to seek
clarification at any time if anything is unclear to *.
To improve ~ progress, ^ should make every effort to focus ~ attention on
the key aspects of the lessons, and avoid distractions.
To develop ~ self-confidence in science, ^ would benefit from taking a
little more active role in the cut and thrust of class discussion.
^ would improve ~ progress by putting more consistent effort into ~
homework, and should not hesitate to seek clarification at any time if
anything is unclear to *.
To improve further, ^ should make an effort to be more actively involved
during lessons, and should not hesitate to seek clarification at any time
if anything is unclear to *.
To improve ~ attainment in science, ^ should aim to produce ~ best work
at all times, and always revise thoroughly for tests.
To improve ~ grades in future, ^ needs to be more methodical in ~
approach to the subject and revise carefully for tests.
To improve ~ progress, ^ should concentrate on improving the clarity and
presentation of ~ written work.
To improve ~ progress, ^ should work hard to maintain a systematic and
workmanlike approach to the subject consistently.
To continue ~ progress, ^ should focus on what are the key points of each
lesson, and how they are connected.
# needs to explain ~ final ideas and conclusions clearly both orally and
in writing.
# is becoming a capable young scientist, and has the potential to
continue to do extremely well in the subject if ~ positive approach
continues.
# has been a pleasure to teach throughout the year.
# is developing a sound foundation upon which to build in the years
ahead.
# has laid a sound foundation in science upon which to build in future
years.
# is beginning to develop ~ self-confidence in science, which is
something that can only help * to progress and improve further.
Overall, # has made excellent progress this year.
Overall, # has made impressive progress this year.
Overall, # has made pleasing progress this year.
Overall, # has made satisfactory progress this year.
Overall, a rather disappointing year. Flashes of excellence have been
somewhat spoiled by inconsistency.
Overall, a rather disappointing year, in which # has not shown ~ true
potential. ^ must really must make a sustained effort to do ~ very best
at all times.
To build on the progress made this year # needs to keep working hard and
keep up ~ positive attitude.
# should use the new academic year as a good occasion to make a fresh
start and form good study habits right from the outset.

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