SCIENCE

THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM

Through building their key foundational knowledge and developing skills relating to scientific enquiry, students will be encouraged to be curious about the world around them.  They will be able to systematically analyse new information and form logical, reasoned conclusions, that can be used to help both themselves and others.    

 

As we identify the key knowledge that students should master in science, we think carefully about how we want students to think as a scientist.  We want students to: 

  • Develop their scientific knowledge through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop their understanding of the processes involved in scientific enquiry and how this forms a framework by which they can begin to answer science specific questions relating to the world around them.
  • Understand that scientific knowledge is tentative and that it can change and develop over time.
  • Apply subject specific knowledge to recognise the social and ethical implications of scientific discoveries, today and in the future.

 

The science curriculum is sequenced around the following key concepts:

  • Biology
    • Cells, Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems
    • Genetics and Inheritance
    • Ecosystems and the Environment
  • Chemistry
    • Particles
    • The Earth and our Environment
    • Behaviour of Materials
  • Physics
    • Forces
    • Energy
    • Particles
    • The Universe
Subjects include GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics, A-level Biology, A-level Chemistry, A-level Physics, BTEC National in Human Biology
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