The Science Department believes that our subject is a fundamental part of everyday life and is essential to our understanding of the world. The overarching intention of Science is to provide students with a rewarding and productive learning experience that leaves them with a lasting, positive view of Science and its contribution to society.
The Science Learning Pathway consolidates and builds on prior learning from Key Stage 2. The Key Stage 3 programme of study focuses on developing essential content and skills, introducing and revisiting topics across 3 years to help create engaging lessons and prepare learners for the demands of GCSE Science.
‘Big Ideas’ interlink topics with Key Stage 3 and 4 programmes of study. This Learning Pathway aims to support the development of transferrable life and employability skills.
This link will take you to a range of resources to support the curriculum- Useful Science Links
Key Stage 3 Science
The Key Stage 3 science curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for future employment.
|Yr7 Units of Work||Yr8 Units of Work||Yr9 Units of Work|
|Particles||Nutrition & Digestion||Human Body & Substances|
|Forces||Energy Resources||Acid Reactions|
|Elements, Compounds & Mixtures||Respiratory & Circulatory Systems||Genetics|
|Reproduction||Chemical Reactions||Electricity in the Home|
|Electricity||Magnetism||Rates of Reaction|
|Acids & Alkalis||Obtaining Metals||Human Impact on Biodiversity|
|Health & Disease||Light||Bonding|
|Waves||Plants||Forces & Motion|
|Earth & Atmosphere||Energetics||Periodic Table|
Key Stage 4 Science
The GCSE Science course is based on the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for Science. Students are given the opportunity to study either Combined Science or Separate Sciences.
The content is split into units relevant to students in their everyday life and the specification allows the opportunity to explore work-related learning in science where appropriate.