At Brownhill Learning Community the Science curriculum follows the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 to 4. Pupils begin by observing and describing the world around them, explore the materials from which it is made and are encouraged to ask 'Why'?
Their knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are developed through investigations and projects so that by Key Stage 4 they are ready to follow Entry Level and GCSE courses to achieve useful qualifications.
The work of Growing Relationships and our progress towards Ecoschool status also links with our Science curriculum, ensuring maximum engagement and enjoyment, aspects further enhanced by our work in the school grounds, and our annual science Demo Days, to which parents and carers are invited.
'A high quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world.'
'Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity.'
'Pupils should be encouraged to... develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.'
Statutory guidance; Natural curriculum in England; Science programmes of study (DfE 2015)
If you have any queries, please contact - Barbara Adamson - (0300) 303 8384
KEY STAGE 3 - NATIONAL CURRICULUM
SCIENCE - 2017-2018
Key Stage 3 National Curriculum Science using Pearsons Exploring Science scheme as a basis for personalisation as appropriate
KEY STAGE 4 - CURRICULUM 2017 - 2018
Key Stage 4 (From Year 9) Edexcel Entry Level Science and further Science; iGCSE Science
If years 9 and 10 are taught together, either scheme can be followed as the curriculum can be taught as a rolling programme
Science Exam Boards
GCSE - Additional Science
GCSE - Science Route 2
Entry Level Certificate
OCR Entry Level Certificate
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