- To develop a deeper understanding of a range of scientific ideas in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- To begin to see the connections between these subject areas and become aware of some of the big ideas underpinning scientific knowledge and understanding.
- To be encouraged to relate scientific explanations to phenomena in the world around them and start to use modelling and abstract ideas to develop and evaluate explanations.
- Introduction to science
- Acids and Alkalis
- Basic Electricity
- Human reproduction
- Separating mixtures
- Waves – light
- Plant reproduction
- Waves - sound
- Respiration and breathing
- Periodic table/elements
- Chemical reactions
- Forces and Motion
Trips and visits:
Science museum; Whipsnade Zoo and the Natural History Museum
- Science club - Students learn practical skills, carryout fun and interesting experiments and take part in competitions.
- Race for the line (Rocket car club) – A National STEM competition
Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:
The science course is specifically designed to build understanding and skills that leads into the new AQA Science GCSE and A Levels. Careers that directly link to Science are numerous, some of these include: medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, teaching and engineering.