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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 school pet, 'Monty' the rabbit, 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; National curriculum in England; Science programmes of study (DfE 2015)

If you have any queries, please contact - Barbara Adamson- 0300 3038384


KS3 National Curriculum Science 2016 - 2017
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 and nutrition
  • Breathing and respiration
  • Mixtures and separations
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Combustion
  • Fluids
  • Energy
  • Current electricity
  • Energy transfers
  • Unicellular organisms
  • 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
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
  • Unicellular organisms
  • 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

KS4 Curriculum 2016 - 2017
Key Stage 4 (from Year 9, where appropriate for pupils) Edexcel Entry Level Science; GCSE Biology

For this year (2016-2017) only, Year 11 will be completing AQA GCSE Core Science and AQA Entry Level Science (Final year of old Key Stage 4 Curriculum)

Autumn Term 1Autumn Term 2Spring Term 1Spring Term 2Summer Term 1Summer Term 2
Year 9




B1a


  • Cells
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Variation
  • Edexcel Entry Level

C1a


  • Edexcel Entry level
  • Atoms
  • Compounds
  • States of matter

P1a


  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Forces
  • Movement
  • Energy

B1b

  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Health
  • Disease
  • Development of medicine

C1b

  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Separating mixtures
  • Breaking down substances
  • Acids and metals

P1b




  • Edexcel Entry level
  • Waves and radiation
Year 10
  • Cells
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Variation
  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Edexcel Entry level
  • Atoms
  • Compounds
  • States of matter
  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Forces
  • Movement
  • Energy
  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Health
  • Disease
  • Development of medicine
  • Edexcel Entry Level
  • Separating mixtures
  • Breaking down substances
  • Acids and metals
  • Edexcel Entry level
  • Waves and radiation
Year 11
  • AQA GCSE Core Science B1a/ B1b
  • AQA GCSE Core Science C1a / C1b
  • AQA GCSE Core Science P1a / P1b
  • AQA GCSE Core Science ISAs
  • AQA GCSE Core Science Revision
  • Exams

Science Exam Boards

 

     

 

Qualifications

 

GCSE - Additional Science

GCSE - Science Route 2

Entry Level Certificate

 

OCR Entry Level Certificate

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