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Brownhill Learning Community

Overview


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


AUTUMN TERM 1AUTUMN TERM 2SPRING TERM 1SPRING TERM 2SUMMER TERM 1SUMMER TERM 2
Year 7

Cells

Tissues

Organs

Sexual Reproduction in animals


Food Nutrition


Breathing and Respiration

Mixtures and separations


Acids and Alkalis


Combustion


Fluids


Energy


Current Electricity


Energy Transfers

Muscles and Bones


The Particle Model


Atoms


Elements

Eco Systems


Plants and their Reproduction


Rocks


Metals and their uses

forces


Sound


Light


Earth in Space

Year 8

Cells

Tissues

Organs

Sexual Reproduction in Animals


Food and Nutrition


Breathing and Respiration

Mixtures and Separations


Acids and Alkalis


Combustion


Fluids

Energy


Current Electricity


Energy Transfers

Muscles and Bones


The Particle Model


Atoms


Elements


Compounds


The Periodic Table

Eco Systems


Plants and their Reproduction


Rocks


Metals and their uses

Forces


Sound


Light


Earth in Space


KEY STAGE 4 - CURRICULUM 2017 - 2018


Key Stage 4 (From Year 9)  Edexcel Entry Level Science and further Science; iGCSE Science


AUTUMN TERM 1AUTUMN TERM 2SPRING TERM 1SPRING TERM 2SUMMER TERM 1SUMMER TERM 2
YEAR 9*EDEXCEL ENTRY LEVEL

Biology 1


Microscopy


Cells


Unicellular Organisms (KS3)

Chemistry 1


Atoms


Elements / Periodic Table


Compounds

Physics 1


Forces 1


Movement

Biology 2


Health


Disease

Chemistry 2


Separating Mixtures


States of Matter

Physics 2


Energy


Waves and Radiation 1

YEAR 10*EDEXCEL ENTRY LEVEL

Genetic Inheritance


Variation

Compounds


States of Matter

Forces 2Development of Medicine

Breaking down Substances


Acids and Metals

Waves and Radiation 2
YEAR 11
Completing Entry Level Science if appropriate; 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

 

     

 

Qualifications

 

GCSE - Additional Science

GCSE - Science Route 2

Entry Level Certificate

 

OCR Entry Level Certificate

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