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Curriculum Statement

Faculty: Science | Subject: Science

Subject Overview:

Science

YEAR 7

Key Topics

Key Information

Students learn to understand and give information about:

  • Atoms and particles
  • Cells
  • Chemical reactions
  • Earth and Rocks
  • Ecology
  • Forces
  • Nutrition and Health
  • The Periodic Table
  • Reproduction
  • Space
  • Waves
  • Working in a laboratory

Homework Tasks

Pupils are set homework on a weekly basis with the purpose of consolidating and promoting independence in their learning

Assessment

Pupils are formatively assessed periodically throughout each topic through written work, peer and teacher assessment and verbal feedback. Pupils then sit a summative assessment at the end of each topic. This will take the form of an independent task which pupils will be required to complete with levelled guidance under exam conditions.   For each assessment pupils have the opportunity to improve their understanding through the structured use of Dedicated Improvement Time.

Key Skills

  • Working safely in a lab
  • Identifying hazards and minimising risk
  • Using a Bunsen burner
  • Making and recording accurate measurements
  • Recording data
  • Drawing simple graphs
  • Analysing graphs
  • Identification of variables
  • Experimental design
  • Describing observations
  • Linking together key ideas
  • Writing scientifically
  • Reading scientific prose
  • Accurate use of key terms

 

YEAR 8

Key Topics

Key information

Students learn to understand and give information about:

  • Chemical Reactions
  • Patterns of reactivity
  • Properties of materials
  • Forces
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Earth
  • Ecology
  • Space (including satellites)
  • The Immune System
  • Drugs and drug development
  • Heart and lungs
  • Digestive System
  • Behaviour and learning
  • Healthy diet

Homework

Tasks Pupils are set homework on a weekly basis with the purpose of consolidating and promoting independence in their learning

Assessment

Pupils are formatively assessed periodically throughout each topic through written work, peer and teacher assessment and verbal feedback. Pupils then sit a summative assessment at the end of each topic. This will take the form of a test which pupils will be required to complete under exam conditions. For each assessment pupils have the opportunity to improve their understanding through the structured use of Dedicated Improvement Time.

Key Skills

  • Making and recording accurate measurements
  • Recording data
  • Drawing simple graphs
  • Analysing graphs
  • Identification of variables
  • Experimental design
  • Describing observations
  • Linking together key ideas
  • Writing scientifically
  • Reading scientific prose
  • Accurate use of key terms

 

YEAR 9

Key Topics

Key Information

Throughout Year 9, students follow the Year 9 Big Questions Scheme of Learning which aims to develop the skills and knowledge they require for key stage 4 through addressing key scientific concepts

Through asking ‘Big Questions’ we aim to encourage students’ curiosity about the natural world and to develop a desire to ask questions.

Core questions:

  • How do we use maths in science?
  • Can we trust the science in TV adverts?
  • How are rainbows linked to marathons?
  • Is sexual reproduction necessary or not?
  • What makes a good scientist?
  • How do we communicate effectively in science?
  • How important is evidence in science?
  • What is fire?
  • Why are people scared of chemicals?
  • What makes superglue super?
  • How do cars work?
  • Did we go to the moon?
  • Why are plants green?
  • What would happen if all sharks die?
  • Pupils will cover a range of questions to ensure they hone the key skills needed to study GCSE science

Pupils will then study a selection of the following questions:

Homework

Tasks Pupils are set homework on a weekly basis with the purpose of consolidating and promoting independence in their learning

Assessment

Pupils are formatively assessed periodically throughout each topic through written work, peer and teacher assessment and verbal feedback. Pupils then sit a summative assessment at the end of each topic. This will take the form of an independent task or an exam style test which pupils will be required to complete with levelled guidance under exam conditions. For each assessment pupils have the opportunity to improve their understanding through the structured use of Dedicated Improvement Time.

Key Skills

  • Data analysis
  • Scientific research
  • Extracting and using key information from scientific prose
  • Handling and manipulating data
  • Problem solving
  • Experiment design
  • Linking ideas
  • Forming and testing predictions
  • Evaluating experimental techniques
  • Identification of variables
  • Forming conclusions
  • Using evidence to explain scientific observations
  • Accurate use of key scientific terms
  • Asking questions
  • Finding out the answer to questions independently
  • Recall of key scientific concepts

 

 

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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