Quick start guide for TAPS focused assessment

The TAPS Focused Assessment approach supports teachers and pupils to focus on one part of an enquiry at a time, within the context of a whole investigation.

This section of the website contains updated and draft resources (e.g. from Scotland).  The full database of guidance, Focused Assessment activity lesson plans and examples can be found here:


Resources can be downloaded below:

  • a quick start guide
  • a Working Scientifically Wheel which can be used in class to draw attention to the focused skill in each lesson. (Colouring or dating a section for each focused skill provides an opportunity to check that all of the skills are covered across the year.)