Key Stage 3 School Science - Don't Just Activate: Enculturate.
A TRAINER AND HIS/HER APPRENTICE ONLY WORK THE HOURS THEY SPEND TOGETHER! ADDITIONAL WORK IS SIMPLY THAT OF PERFORMANCE PREPARATION FOR EXAMS.
The time will come when an all-inclusive 'Natural Sciences' package (journeying through and inter-connecting Years 1-11) in Biology, Physics and Chemistry will take precedence. In this package a portfolio evolves, following the student through the years and across schools.
This portfolio will engender pride with multiple experiences of success, and provide evidence of progressive learning outcomes throughout the child's school career, eliminating redundant repitition.
'There is no better time to be a pupil than today....
(Yet) our experience ties us to the past. School is something that everyone feels expert in...
Most of us have spent at least twelve years – more than the fabled 10,000 hours – in classrooms. But we’ve learned the wrong lessons...
Not quite an art and not yet a science, the field of learning still paradoxically seems at times devoid of a deep, unitary expertise.'
Beard, Alex. Natural Born Learners: Our Incredible Capacity to Learn and How We Can Harness It (Kindle Locations 178-185). Orion. Kindle Edition.