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As part of the new 'How science works' programme of study for key stage 4 (14-16 year-olds) taught in England and Wales, alternative layouts of the Periodic Table and alternative versions of the Lewis electron-dot theory should be considered in GCSE science lessons. Apart from encouraging critical thinking, many students might also find these alternative versions more useful in mastering the specification content.

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