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Science

Introduction and Aims

The study of Science is broken into three distinct areas; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each academic year different aspects of each area will be studied, building on previous knowledge and learning.

One main aspect of the Science curriculum is to learn how to “Work scientifically”. This includes students creating a procedure to follow for an experiment, writing the risk assessments for practical activities, graphing and analysing data collected, drawing conclusions from their experimental data and evaluating their practical skills.

Working scientifically supports each student’s ability to solve problems, within and outside of science lessons. These skills are also in preparation for following a GCSE Science curriculum in KS4.

Curriculum Map

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
S1 Cells Forces Structure and function of body systems Particles and their behaviour Elements, atoms and compounds Sound and light
B1 Genetics and evolution Space and the Earth Motion and pressure Elements, compounds and mixtures Acids and alkalis New technologies