How can Techniques used in Learning a Language Help in Learning Physics?

Learning a language means learning vocabulary. Physics uses a vocabulary of quantities which need to be memorised in the same way. Once done, learning the theory behind them will be much, much easier.

Is there an Alternative to the Flight Path Method of Recording Student Progress?

I've always had a bit of a problem with the Flight Path model of recording and reporting student progress in Science. There is another way which might better reflect how Science is taught and learned.