Our goal is to cultivate and maintain students’ interest about the world, enthuse students in scientific activity, and get them to comprehend how natural occurrences can be explained in a methodical manner. Every student should have equal access to a Science education that allows them to participate in informed decisions and take part in appropriate activities that benefit their own well-being, as well as the well-being of others and the environment.
To immerse children in real-life science situations, students in KS3 will explore each of the three scientific disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics under the common themes covered by all subjects. Cells, adaptations, organism relationships, and biological systems will be covered in the biology units. In chemistry, students will learn about particles, reactions, acids, and alkalis. In physics, they will learn about sound as part of our “Protest and Riots” theme. They will learn how to use terminology, conduct meaningful experiments and get a deeper grasp of how science works during these topics to level up their understanding of how the world functions.
We follow the AQA Biology and Chemistry course in KS4, which results in two GCSEs if both are studied. We base our learning sequence on Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST), which advocates appropriately sequenced steps, to assist students’ capacity to build their understanding of science. The goal is to help students enhance their understanding of fundamental topics while also exposing any preconceptions or common misunderstandings so that they may be addressed. Students will also be asked to complete required practicals in order to help them better understand their learning concepts and embed them.
Please click on the link below to view the Science Annual Curriculum Plan 2021/2022