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									                               APP Science Assessment Guidelines: Student Speak AF2
Level       AF2 Understanding the applications and                   Student Speak AF2 Understanding the                                  Standard File example
                    implications of science                         applications and implications of science
        Across a range of contexts and practical                 In KS3 science within a variety of different

3       situations pupils:
           Explain the purposes of a variety of scientific
            or technological developments
                                                                 topics / situations you will be able to:
                                                                  Explain the following for a piece of scientific
                                                                 technology:
           Link applications to specific characteristics or                       It's use(s)
            properties                                                             Why it is suitable for purpose
           Identify aspects of our lives, or of the work that                   How it affect our lives?             Pupil B linked the geographical features of the school site to
            people do, which are based on scientific ideas
                                                                 E.g. mobile phones                                    the requirements for each type of power station. He also
                                                                                                                       identified different interest groups, relating to leisure and
                                                                                                                       general local and environmental concerns, and described some
                                                                                                                       implications of developments, showing awareness of positive
                                                                                                                       and negative consequences.
                                                                                                                       Next steps Find out about different people who work within
                                                                                                                       the energy industry and which aspects of science are •
                                                                                                                       involved in their roles.
        Across a range of contexts and practical                 In KS3 science within a variety of different

4       situations pupils:
           Describe some simple positive and negative
            consequences of scientific and technological
                                                                 topics / situations you will be able to:
                                                                  Describe some positive and negative effects of
                                                                 a piece of scientific technology use and
            developments                                         development E.g. Mobile phone such as text and
           Recognise applications of specific scientific        text language, nuclear power
            ideas
                                                                  Link a scientific idea to develop a technological
           Identify aspects of science used within                                                                    Pupil R was able to recognise several applications of products
                                                                 application e.g. discovery of x rays leading to
            particular jobs or roles
                                                                 medical imagery                                       of distillation. She could describe some simple positive and
                                                                  List how science is used in different jobs          negative consequences of the process and began to
                                                                 (futuremorph)                                         distinguish between different kinds of impact,
                                                                                                                       differentiating consistently between those which were
                                                                                                                       ‘social’ and ‘economic’.
                                                                                                                       Next steps Consideration of other issues such as those
                                                                                                                       which are specifically ethical or moral. Activity to
                                                                                                                       differentiate clearly between opinion and scientific evidence
        Across a range of contexts and practical                 In KS3 science within a variety of different

5       situations pupils:
           Describe different viewpoints a range of
            people may have about scientific or
                                                                 topics / situations you will be able to:
                                                                  Describe the following for a scientific or
                                                                 technological development:
            technological developments                                   different viewpoints
           Indicate how scientific or technological                     How it affects different groups of people
            developments may affect different groups of
                                                                         Some ethical and moral issues                Pupil V linked vaccination to some of its underpinning
        people in different ways                                   The scientific ideas within the              scientific ideas, and also made an ethical statement, at a
       Identify ethical or moral issues linked to         development                                           valid personal level, on the issues of Jenner’s trial.
        scientific or technological developments           E.g. stem cell technology
       Link applications of science or technology to
        their underpinning scientific ideas


    Across a range of contexts and practical               In KS3 science within a variety of different

6   situations pupils:
       Describe how different decisions on the uses
        of scientific and technological developments
                                                           topics / situations you will be able to:
                                                            Describe / explain the following for a scientific
                                                           or technological development
        may be made in different economic, social or                How different economic, social or
        cultural contexts                                  cultural factors / situations affect decisions
       Explain how societies are affected by                      How it affects the society
        particular scientific applications or ideas
                                                                   How it has led to further scientific
       Describe how particular scientific or              questions                                             Pupil A selected ideas and information and successfully
        technological developments have provided
        evidence to help scientists pose and answer        E.g. space                                            considered some personal (“How can we help?”) and political
        further questions                                                                                        (“How can the government help?”) perspectives alongside the
       Describe how aspects of science are applied           Describe how science is used in different jobs    science, and applied their scientific understanding to suggest
        in particular jobs or roles                                                                              solutions. The distinction between short and long term
                                                                                                                 effects is left unclear, but this is often the case in sources
                                                                                                                 of information on the subject.
                                                                                                                 Next steps Exploring issues of changes caused by human and
                                                                                                                 non-human activity and the validity of competing ideas about
                                                                                                                 the causes (human or non-human) of current climate change.
    Across a range of contexts and practical               In KS3 science within a variety of different

7   situations pupils:
       Suggest ways in which scientific and
        technological developments may be influenced
                                                           topics / situations you will be able to:
                                                            Suggest and explain the following for a
                                                           scientific or technological development
       Explain how scientific discoveries can change              What influences it's development
        worldviews                                                 How it discovery changes world views
       Suggest economic, ethical/moral, social or                 Arguments for and against
        cultural arguments for and against scientific or
        technological developments                                 How creative thinking generates new
                                                           ideas
       Explain how creative thinking in science and
        technology generates ideas for future research     E.g. satellites to navigation
        and development                                                                                          Pupil D listed several types of impact associated with
                                                                                                                 satellite technology and identified new opportunities for
                                                                                                                 answering scientific questions. He also included a brief but
                                                                                                                 significant statement about the impact of satellite
                                                                                                                 technology on general worldview, in making ‘the world seem
                                                                                                                 smaller’. He provided economic, ethical and social arguments
                                                                                                                 for and against satellite use but did not present a final
                                                                                                                 balanced view.
                                                                                                          Next steps Further consideration of scientific uncertainty
                                                                                                          using contemporary and historical examples.
                                                                                                          Exploration of how scientific knowledge
                                                                                                          develops as further evidence becomes
                                                                                                          available, using contemporary and historical
                                                                                                          examples.
                                                                                                          Discussion of the different specialisms and
                                                                                                          skills required in the development of
                                                                                                          satellite technologies
    Across a range of contexts and practical             In KS3 science within a variety of different

8   situations pupils:
       Describe ways in which the values of a society
        influence the nature of the science developed
                                                         topics / situations you will be able to:
                                                         Complete the following for a scientific or
                                                         technological development
        in that society or period of history                      Describe how the values of societies
       Evaluate the effects of scientific or                influence development
        technological developments on society as a               Evaluate it's effect on society
        whole
                                                                 Explain the unexpected consequences
       Explain the unintended consequences that             e.g. Einstein + nuclear bombs
        may arise from scientific and technological
        developments                                             Evaluate the range of implication and
                                                              present a personal viewpoint                Through discussion, Pupil P was able to explain the
       Make balanced judgements about particular                                                         significance of the telescope as an observational tool that led
        scientific or technological developments by      E.g. Gm crops
                                                                                                          to the geocentric model being challenged. She was also able
        evaluating the economic, ethical/moral, social
        or cultural implications                                                                          to describe how the views of the Roman Catholic Church
                                                                                                          influenced thinking at the time, and how theories proposed
                                                                                                          by scientists such as Galileo were deemed to be
                                                                                                          controversial, even though they were rooted in evidence.
                                                                                                          Next steps Consideration of other scientific theories such
                                                                                                          as Darwin’s theory of evolution that challenged thinking at
                                                                                                          the time.

								
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