The transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is a crucial period for parents and their children.

The transition involves pupils adjusting to greater value being placed on ability rather than effort. They will also be grouped in classes for different subjects and streamed according to ability.

The attainment dip

Less than 1 in 4 primary pupils reached the expected standard in Science last year, according the data released at the end of the last year.

Educational research in England shows that the challenges pupils face during the Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 transition include the lack of progression in relation to the curriculum. Consequently these are associated with an attainment dip. Typically, pupils in year 7 show little or no progress in their progress in English, mathematics and science (Galton et al., 2003).

At Accelerate Learning we aim to help reduce anxiety for pupils and parents and help to prepare pupils for the changes they will face.

We are considering putting on fun, transition Science lessons for year 5in the summer in order to bring pupils up to speed in Science and ready to start their new course in September.

If you are a parent of a year 5 or year 6 pupil, would you be interested in your child attending?

We are grateful for you input and helping us develop a service which will assist you and your children in their journey into secondary school.

If you would be interested in more information or to register your interest for your child to attend the course, please contact the reception on 0151 203 0115 or email