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SCIENCE

Science

 

Approach to Teaching


To develop and promote the natural inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, passion and creative talents of students’ for learning science.

This is approach is achieved by students:

Setting own learning goals within a topic.
Identifying and solving problems.
Communicating ideas effectively orally and in writing. 
Thinking creatively.
Active experimentation.
Observation and reflection on experimental data.
Assessing their own progress in respect of their aims.

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Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum provides a cyclic review of the five main key ideas of cells, particles, forces, energy and interdependence. This work provides the bedrock of their scientific understanding and allows students opportunity to consolidate, apply and develop these models. Additionally, investigation and research skills required for GCSE and BTEC are developed.

Year 7
Cells, reproduction, variation and classification, environment, ecological relationships, particles, simple chemical reaction, acids and alkalis, energy resources, electricity, forces and their effects, space.

Year 8
Respiration, photosynthesis, digestion, atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures, reactions of metals, patterns of reactivity, rocks, heating and cooling, light and sound.

Year 9
Inheritance and selection, healthy micro-organisms and disease, environmental chemistry and using Chemistry, magnets and electromagnets and electricity, speed, pressure and moments.

Year 8 and 9 students can join the Science Club.

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Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11)

GCSE - WJEC - Science
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Qualifications
Double (Core, Additional) or
Triple (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Assessment
Each GCSE has four components each worth 25%, three one hour examinations which are taken May / June and coursework.

BTEC First Applied Science Level 2 - EDEXCEL

Qualifications
Certificate
(one GCSE equivalent) or
Extended Certificate (two GCSE equivalent)

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Assessment
Each award in BTEC has four equally weighted components, one external examination and three internal coursework units.

Core GCSE Content


Biology 1 – Adaptation, evolution and body maintenance

Chemistry 1 – The Earth and its Resources

Physics 1- Energy, radiation and the Universe

Additional GCSE Content

Biology 2 – Cells and metabolism, digestion and respirations, biodiversity

Chemistry 2 – Atoms, bonding and chemical change

Physics 2 – Electricity, forces and nuclear physics

The students doing Triple GCSE will study all the above plus an extra unit in each discipline.

Biology 3 – Transport in plants and animals, homeostasis, microorganisms and disease

Chemistry 3 – The chemical industry and analysis

Physics 3 – Electromagnetism, waves, kinetic theory, nucleosynthesis

BTEC Certificate Content

Unit 1 – Principles of Science – examination

Unit 2 – Chemistry and our Earth

Unit 3 – Energy and our Universe

Unit 4 – Biology and Our Environment

BTEC Extended Certificate Content

Unit 5 – Applications of chemical substances

Unit 6 – Applications of physical science

Unit 7 – Health applications of life science

Unit 8 – Scientific Skills - examination

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!WE HAVE MOVED!

WE HAVE MOVED!

St Edmund's has launched it's new Website!

If you are here, you have our old address! Please click the link below to visit our new site!

www.saintedmunds.org.uk

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Please note, This Site is now Archived - No Content will be updated or added to.