Assessment Criteria - Science (Physics) - Year 7

KS3 Level

SOUND

LIGHT

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

ENERGY TRANSFER

UNIVERSE

Projected KS4 Grades

5

Apply detailed scientific knowledge logically with minimal errors and using correct scientific terminology throughout.

Apply knowledge of reflection to explain in detail, with minimal errors and in a logical order, how a periscope works.

Explain in detail what happens to the voltage as it travels around a series and parallel circuit

Apply knowledge from combustion topic to explain the environmental implications of burning fossil fuels

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of planets in relation to space exploration.

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4

Explain what the wave diagram tells us about the volume and pitch of the sound using MOST keywords correctly.

Explain what refraction is and how it occurs using SOME keywords correctly.

Explain what the term voltage means and how we measure it

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each type of energy source.

Explain in detail how we see the different phases of the moon.

8

3

Explain what the wave diagram tells us about the volume and pitch of the sound using SOME keywords correctly.

Explain what refraction is and how it occurs using SOME keywords correctly.

Explain what happens to the current as it travels around a series and parallel circuit

Explain where the energy in fossil fuels come from

Explain why different planets have different conditions compared to Earth.

7

2

Explain to them what happens if the amplitude and wavelength change.

Explain what reflection is and how the angle of incidence and reflection are linked.

Explain what the term current means and how we measure it

Explain why fossil fuels are classed as non-renewable

Explain how earth experiences seasons

6

1

Describe the terms amplitude and wavelength

Correctly draw the reflected ray on the diagram

Describe what a parallel circuit is and can construct a circuit diagram to show this.

Identify examples of renewable energy sources and describe how they work.

Explain how we experience daytime and night-time conditions on earth.

5

WT+

Correctly label the amplitude and wavelength on a soundwave diagram

Describe the terms opaque, transparent and translucent mean and give examples of materials for each type.

Describe a series circuit and can construct a circuit diagram to show this.

Describe what the term non-renewable and renewable energy mean

Describe the meaning of the terms day and year and state the correct length of an Earth day and year.

4

WT

State how soundwaves are made

State how light travels

Draw a basic circuit diagram using a ruler and pencil with minimal errors.

Describe the basic stages involved in fossil fuel formation

State the order of the planets from closest to furthest from the sun.

3

WT-

State some keywords correctly when answering questions.

State some keywords correctly when answering questions

Recall the basic electrical symbols for bulb, cell, battery, lamp and switch.

State the 3 types of fossil fuels

State the names of the planets in our solar system.

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