If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of science to be recommended for QTS.
This popular, widely recommended, text helps you audit your knowledge of science and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of science and is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards.
Jenny Byrne is Programme Director of the Primary PGCE and a science tutor in the Schook of Education, University of Southampton. John Sharp is Head of Research and Professor of Education Studies at the Centre for Educational Development and Research, Bishop Grosseteste University College.
PART ONE: SCIENCE BACKGROUND PART TWO: INTEREST IN SCIENCE PART THREE: PERCEIVED COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE IN SCIENCE Competence Confidence PART FOUR: SCIENCE TEST Biology Chemistry Physics Making Sense of Your Test Results PART FIVE: ANSWERS TO TEST QUESTIONS INCLUDING CHILDREN'S COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS PART SIX: TARGETS FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT PART SEVEN: REVISION AND FURTHER READING