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Years 5-6, National Science Curriculum Level

Y5 Science certificate
Y6 Advanced Science certificate

TheYear 6 Advanced certificate is similar to the Year 5 Science Certificate covering the Nature of Science and the Science Capabilities and offering a more advanced range of extension activities and skills.

What is the purpose of the Science Certificates?
  To get students interested in and working on a series of sciences activities
    As the activities are well within the capability of average students, they:
       • encourage student initiative
       • provide a tangible reward (silver embossed certificate)
       • don't involve teachers in a lot of extra work
How does it work?
    Students choose eight activities from a total of 32 available
    At least one activitiy should be from each of the 4 curriculum areas
       • The Living World
       • The Physical World
       • The Material World
       • Planet Earth and Beyond
    Stickers are placed by the teacher on the activity sheet once it is completed by the student
    A certificate is given once all activities are completed
When can students do the activities?
    They can be done at school and home
    6-8 weeks is recommended for the certificate
How much help should students be given?
    The activities are designed for Years 5-6 and most should be able to work on them by themselves
    Offer praise and occassionally some advice if there are problems
    Encourage students to use a variety of sources to get information
What about the less able/very able students?
    There is a varied menu of activities on each sheet to choose from
    An Advanced Certificate is available
What does it cost?
    Students pay for their sheets to their school Science coordinator
    Home schoolers please email Nick Atkins to sort out individual orders
    Costs are listed on the Order Form


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