Science

Science Remote Learning 

Key Stage 3

All of our KS3 groups are continuing to follow the Science Curriculum Plan remotely. Year 7 will progress through the topic ‘Force scientist’ and will then begin ‘Biochemist’, Year 8 are studying ‘Physiotherapist’ and will then move onto ‘Pharmacist’, while Year 9 are continuing with their GCSE studies on ‘Cell division’ in Biology, ‘The Periodic Table’ in Chemistry and ‘Energy transfer by heating’ in Physics. Year 9 will then move onto ‘Organisation and the digestive system’ in Biology, ‘Structure and bonding’ in Chemistry and ‘Energy resources’ in Physics.

Lessons are delivered by subject specialist staff through a blend of live and non-live lessons accompanied by practical demonstrations or simulated practical activities to allow all students to experience as close to a ‘hands-on’ experience as possible. High quality resources are accessible over Microsoft Teams and via email and students are afforded the opportunity to ask questions each lesson.

Assessment

Year 7 and Year 8 will complete a series of questions on topics covered during each half term, lasting 35-40 minutes.

Year 9 will complete 30 minute, ‘end-of-topic’ tests following the completion of each topic.

Key Stage 4

All of our KS4 groups are continuing to follow the Science Curriculum Plan remotely. Year 10 will progress through the Biology topics ‘Preventing and treating disease’ followed by ‘Non-communicable diseases’, the Chemistry topics ‘Energy changes’ followed by ‘Rates and equilibrium’ and the Physics topics ‘Radiation followed by ‘Forces in balance’. Year 11 will progress through the Biology topics ‘Reproduction’ followed by ‘Variation and evolution’, the Chemistry topics ‘Chemical analysis’ followed by ‘The Earth’s atmosphere’ and the Physics topics ‘Force and Motion’ followed by ‘Wave properties’.

Lessons are delivered by subject specialist staff through a blend of live and non-live lessons accompanied by practical demonstrations or simulated practical activities to allow all students to experience as close to a ‘hands-on’ experience as possible. High quality resources are accessible over Microsoft Teams and via email and students are afforded the opportunity to ask questions each lesson.

 Assessment

Years 10 and 11 will complete 30 minute, ‘end-of-topic’ tests following the completion of each topic.