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Key Stage 4 to 5 Transition guides focus on how a particular topic is covered at the different key stages and provide information on:
- Differences in the demand and approach at the different levels;
- Useful ways to think about the content at Key Stage 4 which will help prepare students for progression to Key Stage 5;
- Common student misconceptions in this topic.
Transition guides also contain links to a range of teaching activities that can be used to deliver the content at Key Stage 4 and 5 and are designed to be of use to teachers of both key stages. Central to the transition guide is a Checkpoint task which is specifically designed to help teachers determine whether students have developed deep conceptual understanding of the topic at Key Stage 4 and assess their ‘readiness for progression’ to Key Stage 5 content on this topic. This checkpoint task can be used as a summative assessment at the end of Key Stage 4 teaching of the topic or by Key Stage 5 teachers to establish their students’ conceptual starting point. Key Stage 4 to 5 Transition Guides are written by experts with experience of teaching at both key stages.