Key Stage 2-3 Transition

Moving from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is a big upheaval for many children. Good liaison between secondary schools and their feeder primary schools is an important part of the equation. These pages are intended to help those with this responsibility in considering the best way to support children making the change from primary to secondary science.

This is approached by considering the following:

progression - process skill development betwen KS2 and KS3

strategies - approaches to smoothing the transition

good practice - encouraging consistent approaches to science across the transition

data handling - examining the use of graphs at the transition stages

activities - an example topic for use in transition, some help with graphs