Science


Curriculum Purpose:


We want all students to have a love of science and an interest in pursuing it further.A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


External qualifications offered:


Entry Level - OCR

GCSE 9-1 - OCR


Qualification Websites:


Entry Level - OCR
GCSE 9-1 - OCR


Outline of topics for each key stage:

KS3


Autumn 1 - Investigating Science.

Autumn 2 - Cells, Tissues and Organs.

Spring 1 - Reproduction, Forces and Speed.

Spring 2 - Classification, Food Webs.

Summer 1 - Weathering and Fossils, Environment.

Summer 2 - Working in a Laboratory, Science in the News.


KS4


Autumn 1 - Fit for Life, Chemical Reactions.

Autumn 2 - Understanding Ourselves.

Spring 1 - The Universe.

Spring 2 - Genetic Information, Cooking and Cleaning.

Summer 1 - Energy, Electricity.

Summer 2 - Crude Oil, Keeping Healthy.

Our Curriculum

 

Our curriculum offers a wide range of subjects available at both KS3 and KS4. We have range of nationally recognised qualifications available including GCSEs, VCerts and Functional Skills. If you require any further information please contact us.


Maths


Curriculum Purpose:


Maths is an essential tool for everyday life. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. Using different programmes of study based on the National Curriculum including GCSE and Functional Skills, we create opportunities for our students to increase their ability to use and apply Mathematics. 


External qualifications offered:


GCSE 9-1 - Pearson Edexcel

Entry Level Functional Skills - Pearson Edexcel


Qualification Websites:


GCSE - Pearson Edexcel
Entry Level Functional Skills - Pearson Edexcel


Other Learning Opportunities:


Pupils have access to Pearson Active Learn and Numeracy Workout, the links can be found on the learning at home page.


Outline of topics for each key stage:

KS3


Autumn 1 - Four operations, Factors, Primes and Squares, Written Numbers, Angles, Probability and Venn Diagrams, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Statistics and averages.

Autumn 2 - Ratio and Proportion, Formula and Equations, Sequences.

Spring 1 - Graphs, Formula and Equations, Area, Measure.

Spring 2 - Graphs, Estimation, Enlargement and Transformation, Calculators, Scale.

Summer 1 - Data Bearings, Enlargement and Transformation Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Volume.

Summer 2 - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Measure, Problems and Puzzles, Project, Construction and Loci.


KS4


Autumn 1 - Four rules, Perimeter, Area and Volume, Dats, Percentages, Multiples, Factors and Primes and Ratio.

Autumn 2 - Averages, Probability, Pythagoras, Symmetry, Reflection, Translation and Ratio.

Spring 1 - Coordinates, Vertical and horizontal graphs. 3D Shapes, Fractions, Representing Data and Circles.

Spring 2 - Sequences, Equations, Estimation, Reading Scales and Time.

Summer 1 - Algebra, Angles, Constructions, Trial and Improvement and Proof.

Summer 2 - Number Skills, Fractions, Percentages and Decimals, Perimeter, Area, Volume and 3D Shapes.


English


Curriculum Purpose:


Our scheme of work is developed to provide opportunities to gain the vital skills needed to succeed in both formal assessments and in the wider world, outside of the classroom, as functional adults. Our assessments and schemes of work are informed by National Curriculum guidelines and the National Literacy Strategy.


External qualifications offered:


GCSE 9-1 - WJEC

Functional Skills Level 1 - AQA

Entry Level - AQA


Qualification Websites:


GCSE - WJEC
Functional Skills Level 1 - AQA
Entry Level - AQA


Other Learning Opportunities:


Pupils have access to Lexia, the links can be found on the learning at home page.


Outline of topics for each key stage:

KS3


Autumn 1 - ‘Oceanography’

Autumn 2 - ‘Christmas Truce’

Spring 1 - ‘Pirates Ahoy’

Spring 2 - The Art of Persuasion’

Summer 1 - ‘Death on the Water’

Summer 2 - ‘Animal Antics’


KS4


Autumn 1 - ‘A Case of Murder’

Autumn 2 - ‘Intro to Gothic Horror’

Spring 1 - ‘Foundations’

Spring 2 - ‘Peculiar Children’

Summer 1 - ‘Children on the Outside’

Summer 2 - Blood brothers

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