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Science

Aims

  • To provide all learners opportunities to reach their full potential
  • To ensure that practical science is an integral part of Science curriculum
  • To use a variety of teaching and learning strategies at all key stages  to engage, inspire and enjoy Science learning
  • To allow opportunities to make cross-curricular links with other subjects such as Geography, RE, English and Maths, where core skills and content are also applicable

KS3 Science

At KS3 in science, pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding about the world around us by studying ‘the three big ideas’ in Biology, Chemistry and Physics by following the ‘Exploring Science’ scheme of work. At the centre of each KS3 topic, there is a focus on investigate skills to allow pupils to investigate and apply skills such numeracy,  problem-solving, evaluation, working in collaboration with other pupils and learning by discovery. Each KS3 topic allows student to practice extended writing skills to improve literacy in science but also apply skills learned in the English Faculty, such as the ‘point’, evidence and explain’ for improving higher order thinking skills and use of command language for devising experimental procedures.

Year 7 Topics

Year 8 Topics

Cells, Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems

Metals and Their Uses

Particle Model

Nutrients

Energy

Energy Transfers

Muscles and Bones

Plants and their Reproduction

Mixtures and Separation Techniques

Periodic Table

Forces

Light

Animal Reproduction

Breathing and Respiration

Acids & Alkalis

Combustion

Electricity

Fluids

 

KS4 Science

KS4 Science builds on the ‘three big ideas’ from KS3 Science. ‘Key concept’ topics are the main focus in year 9 and form the backbone to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Investigative skills taught at KS3 are continued to be developed at GCSE level and assessed as part of every required practical.

Key Information:

Combined Science Examinations: There are two tiers:

Higher paper grades 9 – 4. Grades based on marks out of 360 marks from all 6 papers.

Foundation paper grades 5 – 1.  Grades based on marks out of 360 marks from all 6 papers.

Separate Science Examinations. There are two tiers:

Higher paper grades 9 – 4. Grades 9-4 will be based on marks out of a total score of 200 marks for each separate science i.e. 2 Biology papers, 2 Chemistry papers and 2 Physics papers.

Foundation paper grades 5 – 1.  Grades 5-1 will be based on marks out of a total score of 200 marks for each separate science i.e. 2 Biology papers, 2 Chemistry papers and 2 Physics papers.

 

Useful resources: Websites/Books

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html

GCSE Pod 

Focus Elearning

Revision guides/ Books:

Combined Revision Guide (Edexcel)

Target 5 (Edexcel)

Target 7 (Edexcel)

Biology Revision Guide (Edexcel)

Chemistry Revision Guide (Edexcel)

Physics Revision Guide (Edexcel)

BTEC TECH Health & Social Care (Level 2)

Aims

BTEC stands for 'Business and Technology Education Council. Which are vocational and work-related courses, designed to accommodate the needs of students to progress to further and higher education. BTEC takes a practical approach to learning, without missing any of the important theory on the subject.

BTEC qualifications are fully recognised as holding equivalences (same as) to GCSEs.

BTEC TECH Award in Health and Social Care can helps students take their first steps towards a career caring for people and communities. Student will learn the essential skills needed to support people with a wide range of needs, from babies and toddlers to adults and the elderly.

 

Course Outline

Learners are required to complete and achieve all the components included in the qualification. Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care.

Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development (Written Coursework)

Unit 2 - Health and Social Care Services and Values (Written Coursework)

Unit 3 - Health and Wellbeing (Controlled Assessment in class)

 

Year 9

Students in Year 9 learn the background of Health and Social Care work towards the three component by learning key terms, roles and what qualities are need to work in the profession.

Year 10/11

Students will learn all the content in each component to complete the required task instructed. Students are asked to use independent study to complete all coursework as set deadline are given to complete the work. Students work is graded from Level 1 Pass – Level 2 Distinction

Practical Approach

Students are given practical approaches to Health and Social Care through real life case studies, ‘empathy pregnancy belly’, basic first aid course and many more.

 

Useful resources: Websites/Books

www.nhs.uk, National Health Service

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care (Government Department)

www.scie.org.uk/

BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Student Book (June 2017)

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