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Key Skills KS3: Activities to Provide Evidence Across the Curriculum

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Age Range: KS3

Prepare your students to collect and record evidence of their achievement in all the Key Skills for KS3. Worksheets and lesson plans use activities which link to a variety of subject areas. Resources include tracking sheets to assist with planning and monitoring of progress. Lesson plans and worksheets are suitable for average-ability students at Key Stage 3.

Topics include: Practising presentation, listening and discussion; Giving instructions; Using graphs, diagrams and charts; Collecting accurate numerical information; Planning a recipe using estimating and weighing; Producing a leaflet using IT; Using the Internet for research; Electronic communication methods; Computer graphics; Team working; Personal style; Roles and effectiveness; Planning a project; Identifying and solving problems; Identifying SMART targets; Analysing performance; Identifying action points; Improving Performance; Statements of evidence; Producing evidence and action plan using IT.

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Size: 72 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 498 7
Author(s): Alan Barton
Code: KS3A
Popularity rank: 100

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Contents List

LESSON

INTRODUCTION

  • 7 GETTING STARTED Successful students will be able to recognise the KS3 Key Skills they use both at school and in out-of-school activities.

SECTION ONE: COMMUNICATION

  • 9 TAKING AN ACTIVE PART Successful students will have written a plan for welcoming a group of visiting junior school pupils to their school.
  • 11 I HEAR WHAT YOU SAY Successful students will be able to identify what is meant by active listening.
  • 13 WORKING TOGETHER Successful students will be able to recognise the different types of behaviour people use in group discussions.
  • 15 GET YOUR MESSAGE OVER Successful students will identify and assess different ways of presenting information.
  • 17 WRITE ON TRACK Successful students will understand how to follow and produce written instructions.

SECTION TWO: APPLICATION OF NUMBER

  • 19 PRESENT IT WELL: 1 Successful students will be able to represent information using line and bar line graphs.
  • 21 PRESENT IT WELL: 2 Successful students will be able to represent information using bar charts and pie charts.
  • 23 IT LOOKS RIGHT Successful students will be able to make estimates, based on the data from an enterprise activity.
  • 25 GET THE FACTS Successful students will demonstrate that they can collect and use numerical information accurately.
  • 27 WHERE'S THE PROFIT? Successful students will be able to work out percentages and use them to calculate gains and losses in business takings.

SECTION THREE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • 29 PRODUCE A LEAFLET Successful students will be able to use a computer to produce a leaflet.
  • 31 ACTIVE RESEARCH Successful students will demonstrate that they can use the Internet as a tool for active research.
  • 33 WAYS OF COMMUNICATING Successful students will be able to identify the different electronic communication methods, and suggest what these could be used for.
  • 35 SMART PRESENTATION Successful students will demonstrate the use of computer graphics to improve the way in which they present information.

SECTION FOUR: WORKING WITH OTHERS

  • 37 PERSONAL STYLE Successful students will be able to identify the ways they prefer to work with others, and some of the advantages and disadvantages entailed.
  • 39 TEAM SKILLS Successful students will identify their personal team-working strengths, and consider how they could be applied to work situations.
  • 41 PRODUCE THE GOODS Successful students will have worked together on a simulation activity, and identified the roles people played and how well the group worked together.
  • 43 PLAN A PROJECT Successful students will have identified ways of co-operating with other people to plan a project.

SECTION FIVE: PROBLEM SOLVING

  • 45 WHAT'S THE PROBLEM Successful students will be able to identify problems and suggest ways of solving them.
  • 47 SOLVE A PUZZLE Successful students will have solved puzzles and be able to explain how they did it.
  • 49 GET THE INFO Successful students will know where to find information to solve a career choice problem.
  • 51 STEP BY STEP Successful students will be able to plan a step-by-step process for solving a problem.

SECTION SIX: IMPROVING OWN LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE

  • 53 BE SMART Successful students will be able to identify SMART targets and know how to use them.
  • 55 TAKING STOCK Successful students will be able to list their strengths in school subjects and other activities, and produce evidence.
  • 57 ONE, TWO, THREE Successful students will be able to identify action points to improve their performance.
  • 59 PLAN TO IMPROVE Successful students will be able to write an action plan for improving performance.
  • 61 PULLING IT TOGETHER Successful students will be able to review their learning outcomes from the activities in these lesson plans and worksheets and identify evidence of KS3 Key Skills to include in their Progress Files.

APPENDICES

  • 62 TEACHER PLANNING GRID For use with all resources
  • 63 STUDENT PORTFOLIO EVIDENCE TRACKING SHEET For use with all resources
  • 64 KEY SKILLS QUIZ For use with page 7
  • 65 GROUP DISCUSSION ROLE CARDS For use with page 13
  • 66 WORK OUT THE FACTS For use with page 25
  • 67 ICE CREAM VAN SALES RECORD For use with page 27
  • 68 WAYS OF COMMUNICATING For use with page 33
  • 69 GROUP WORK ANALYSIS For use with page 43
  • 70 ALPHABET LETTERS For use with page 47
  • 71 TWO MORE PUZZLES For use with page 47
  • 72 CIRCLES For use with page 49
  • 73 STEP-BY-STEP PROBLEM SOLVING For use with page 51
  • 74 MY STRENGTHS For use with page 55
  • 75 SOURCES OF HELP FOR JACK For use with page 57
  • 76 THINGS I WANT TO CHANGE For use with page 59
  • 77 REVIEW OF KEY SKILLS For use with page 61