Science as a core subject gives all pupils the opportunity to think and learn, and develop an interest in and curiosity about, the world around them through exploratory and investigative experiences and activities.
Aims And Objectives
To offer students opportunities to develop an awareness of, and interest in, themselves and their immediate surroundings and environment; join in practical activities that link to ideas; use their senses to explore and investigate; develop an understanding of cause and effect.
Life processes and living things; materials and their properties; physical processes and working scientifically. The content follows the Key Stage Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage one programme of study taught using Astrazeneca units: Body Parts and Senses; Plants; Life Cycles; Making New Materials; Space; Energy – Living Things; Environment; Adaptation; Microbes and Drugs. These topics are delivered through the EYFS model.
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 programme of study for Years 3 & 4 taught using Astrazeneca units: Making New Materials; Plants; Environment; Forces; Earth Science; Teeth; Diet and Digestion; Electricity; Solids, Liquids and Gases; Human Skeleton; Life Cycles; Heart and Lungs; Microbes and Drugs; Space; Light and Sound; Habitats.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 2 programme of study for Years 5 & 6 taught using Astrazeneca units: Life Cycles; Making New Materials; Forces; Space; Adaptation; Environment; Microbes and Drugs; Heart and Lungs; Evolution; Light; Electricity. Extension work covering a wider range of the NC at Key Stage 3 will be delivered to more able students.
Key Stage 3 (Sensory)
Science topics are the same as for other Key Stage students but assessment is not as a discreet subject and is recorded as part of their learning journey. The curriculum is delivered using Astrazeneca activities for students working below P4.
Key Stage 4
This programme of study is delivered according to students’ ability. This is done through Entry Level Science (OCR) and ASDAN Short Course Science.
Key Stage 5 (Sensory)
Science topics followed as for Key Stage 3 and accessed by students using the Sensory facilities in school. The students follow the ASDAN Personal Progress course focusing on the vocational modules for assessment.
Assessment statements are from the Astrazeneca Science Teaching Trust Scheme and have been uploaded to Solar.
THIS SUBJECT ADHERES TO THE RELEVENT POLICY GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN THE SCHOOL GENERAL POLICY DOCUMENT.
COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION IS HELD BY THE SUBJECT COORDINATOR WHO, FOR THIS SUBJECT IS MAGGIE NOCK.