||Level 7 GCSE
||You plan an experiment that is safe and tells us something useful
||You plan a fair test and describe the main risks
||You make a prediction and identify the variables that might affect your results
||You plan to test a hypothesis and identify the dependent, independent and control variables.
||You plan a fair test of your hypothesis discussing which variables can and cannot be controlled. Your risk assessment is informed by secondary sources
||Follow your teachers instructions to make simple measurements and record them scientifically
||Choose the equipment that will allow you to carry out a fair test. Check your results.
||Explain how your choice of equipment and method allows you to collect valid data. Spot anomalies
||Choose equipment with a suitable resolution and explain your choice of range and interval and how you avoided errors.
||You collect valid, reproducible and accurate data to provide evidence
||Put data into a table. Draw a bar chart with whole numbers on squared paper.
||Fill out a blank table you have been given or copied. Draw a bar chart with some help.
||Draw a table and calculate mean values. Draw a bar chart independently or scatter graph with help.
||Draw your own table with the headings and units. Draw a simple scatter graph with a line of best fit.
||Use a consistent number of decimal places in your work. Select appropriate graphs, and scales, plotting complex data accurately.
||Explain improvements you have suggested
||Identify strengths and weaknesses in your data. Identify errors and ways to avoid them.
||Use particular values to discuss the precision and reproducibility of your data. Identify the types of errors from the data and ways to reduce their effect.
||Use the data to make conclusions about the reproducibility, accuracy and precision of your data and spot errors in the data and suggest ways to reduce their effects.
||Say what happened
||Say what happened and why.
||Describe the patterns in data and how strong the evidence is for your conclusion.
||Describe and explain the relationships between variables. Describe the limits of your data.
||Describe the mathematical relationships between variables. Use secondary evidence in your conclusion and describe the limits to the validity of your conclusion
||You can write simple statements of fact without keywords.
||You state facts to support your explanations
||You write in full sentences using keywords with few spelling mistakes. Your explanations use simple models.
||You have a wide knowledge and use detailed models confidently. Sentences and paragraphs are linked with connectives.
||Your explanation uses detailed and appropriate subject knowledge in a logical sequence and is illustrated with relevant evidence and examples.