Science Self Assessment 14/03/2016 | Flynn de Bakker

  1.  How am I doing?

I think that, so far, I am doing really well in Science. For the formative that took place 3 weeks ago I got a 7, and for the summative that took place 2 weeks ago, I got an 8. For the summative that I got back yesterday, I got an 8 as well. These are the two highest scores available, and the fact that I improved from my formative to my summative is very satisfying for me.


  1.  What am I good at?

I think that my strengths are doing well in assessments and taking part in group discussions.


  1.  How do I know I am good at these things?

I find talking very easy. Whereas many people are scared to give presentations, I always love it to stand in front of the class and go on and on about the same subject. I also get lots of good marks in assessments. For example, the 7 in my formative and the 8 in both of my summative assessments.


  1.  What do I need to work on?

I think I need to work on sometimes being quiet. I don’t always have to be the one talking. Secondly, I should work on writing lab reports quicker, as I normally end up finishing them for homework.


  1.  How do I know that I need to work on these things?

I normally end up finishing lab reports at home, which I don’t like, and that is often because I get tired during a lesson and then find it hard to concentrate. I also notice that I hear my own voice more often than others, so I want to give them the chance to talk as well.


  1.  What targets do I want to set myself?

My target is to let other people talk as well.


  1.  How am I going to achieve these targets?

I don’t know if my target is achievable, since I am the biggest chatterbox in the world, but if I am aware of the people around me it should be possible.


  1. What time scale am I going to set myself to complete these targets

I want to have improved by my next science self-assessment.


  1.  Are completing self-assessments like this useful for your development in Science?

Yes, I think it is handy and useful because by reflecting on a unit I know what to improve. Once I improve something I am a better person.  A better person has more friends.  And the more friends you have, the happier you are.

Reflection unit ‘Little Things’

This unit was fascinating. I like looking into the microscopes and exploring the tiny little moving dots called cells. I looked at onion cells under the microscope, and this is what I saw:Image result for cells under microscope

Weird, right? This looks nothing like a piece of onion! Anyway, I learned about specialised cells, animal cells, plant cells, organelles, cells, MRS NERG, and how to work with a microscope. Now I have to go on to my next unit and learn lots of new terms and methods.

My Science Self Assessment 18/11/16 – End of Unit 1


Mrs MC Doherty van Zundert


Name: Flynn  Date: 18/11/16

The unit I have just finished is:  Introduction to Science

My score in the end of unit test was:  7 out of 8

For the lab report I got:  

B: 6

C: 7

I was happy / not happy with these results because:  

I was happy because, of all subjects, science and visual arts are the 2 with which I struggle with most, and a 7 is an excellent grade

In general:

How am I doing?

I think absolutely fine. My lowest on a formative is a 4 (pretty average) and on a summative a 6 (which is a very good grade).

What I am good at?

I am good at accepting and using feedback.

How do I know I am good at these things?

Because I got a 4 and a 5 on my formative, and I used my feedback to get a 6 and a 7 on my summative.

I found the previous unit – Introduction to Science…….

Very useful to introduce myself to the real science. I have never used the bunsen burner before this and this was a good way to start learning how to make a lab report.

What I found difficult was……

Making the lab report, listening to the feedback, and working in partners. I am used to and better at working on my own, so this was a real challenge.

What helped me when I had a problem was……

Listening to the feedback of my teacher, mrs. Doherty, because it helped me up my grades.

What I enjoyed in this unit was………

The experiment. Using the bunsen burner was really cool! I would love to do another experiment.

What I didn’t like in this unit was………

The lab report. Even though I got a good grade, it was really hard, and I struggled at the beginning and keeping up with the class.

What do I need to work on?

My lab report! Next time I want to get a 7 or an 8! 🙂

How do I know that I need to work on these things?

The lab report was the only thing I REALLY struggled with.

How am I going to achieve these targets?

Well, I learned from this lab report, and I am going to use this experience to get an even better grade next time.

What time scale am I going to set myself to complete these targets?

By the end of the year I hope to get two 8s on my lab report!

Are completing self-assessments like this useful for your development in Science?  Why?

Yes, because next time we do an experiment I can check this chart to know what I need to be aware of (my lab report and including my partners for the experiment).



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