Science

 

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Science Curriculum Overview

In Science at The Bishopton PRU we strive to maintain students’ curiosity in the world around them.  Linking scientific concepts with real life situations.  We have a belief that Science is best taught, where possible, within a practical context and endeavour to produce lasting learning experiences to enrich student’s understanding.

During lessons pupils will be involved in carrying out experiments and watching demonstrations, in addition to working from textbooks and using ICT resources.

In Key Stage 3 Science the pupils will be completing a mixture of all 3 strands of Science – Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

During each half term we will be concentrating on a different aspect of Science as is shown in the table below, these will be at various levels to suit each pupil’s needs and previous knowledge.

Autumn 1:

Key Concept:

Chemistry

Mixing, dissolving and separating

Autumn 2:

Key Concept:

Biology

Cells

Spring 1:

Key Concept:

Physics

Forces and their effects

Magnetism and electricity

Spring 2:

Key Concept:

Biology

Eating, drinking and breathing.

Summer 1:

Key Concept:

Chemistry

Elements, compounds and reactions

Summer 2:

Key Concept:

Physics

Energy transfers and sound

 

In Year 9 we will begin to prepare for GCSE examinations by following the AQA GCSE Combined Science: Synergy. This will be over the next 3 years to give more time to complete the course in detail.

Along with the above timetable, we will also be doing all we can to bring guests into school to help make Science more fun and interactive