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Science

‘Science is an integral part of modern culture. It stretches the imagination and creativity of young people. Its challenges are quite enormous.’

Professor Malcolm Longair, CBE, FRS, FRSE. Emeritus Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy; Director of Development, Cavendish Laboratory; Professorial Fellow of Clare Hall.

Rationale for Teaching Science
Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science at The Rose School is about developing pupils’ ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.
We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all pupils, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.

SCIENCE TEACHING 2016-2017

TERM 1

Key Stage 3- Physics

Topic – Energy

Lessons will cover the following: Food and fuels, Energy adds up, Energy and temperature, Energy transfer: particles, Energy transfer: radiation, Energy resources, Energy and power, Work, energy, and machines.

Topic – Electricity and Magnetism

Lessons will cover the following: Charging up, Circuits and current, Potential difference, Series and parallel, Resistance, Magnets and magnetic fields, Electromagnets, Using electromagnets.

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10 – AQA Biology for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy and Entry Level Certificate

Topic – The Human Body

Lessons will cover the following: Tissues and organs, Specialisation in animal cells, The blood vessels, The heart, The human digestive system, Aerobic respiration, Health and disease, Non-communicable diseases, smoking and the risk of disease, Diet, exercise, and disease, Alcohol and other carcinogens, Pathogens and disease, Human defence responses, Vaccination, Discovering drugs, Developing drugs, Antibiotics and painkillers, The structure and function of the human nervous system, Reflex actions, Principles of hormonal control, Human reproduction, The artificial control of fertility, Infertility treatments.

Year 11a – OCR GCSE 21st Century Science

Topic – B3 Life on Earth (Biology)

Lessons will cover the following: The variety of life, Webs of life, Depending on the Sun, Systems in balance, Life on Earth has evolved, Life on Earth is still evolving today, The story of Charles Darwin, The birth of species, Maintaining biodiversity.

Topic – C3 Chemistry in our lives: risks and benefits (Chemistry)

Lessons will cover the following: A journey through geological time, Mineral wealth in Britain, Salt: sources and uses, Salt in food, Alkalis and their uses, Chemicals from salt – the foul way, Benefits and risks of water treatment, Chemicals from salt – a better way, Protecting health and the environment, Stages in the life of PVC, Benefits and risks of plasticisers, From cradle to grave.

Year11b – AQA Entry Level Certificate in Science

Topic – Energy transfer and efficiency (Physics)

Lessons will cover the following: How energy is transferred by heating, What affects the rate of transfer of energy by heating, What is meant by the efficient use of energy, How we can insulate our homes.

 

TERM 2

Key stage 3 – Chemistry

Topic – Acids and Alkalis

Lessons will cover the following: Acids and alkalis, Indicators and pH, Neutralisation, Making salts.

Topic – Reactions

Lessons will cover the following: Chemical reactions, Word equations, Burning fuels, Thermal decomposition, Conservation of mass, Exothermic and endothermic.

Topic – The Earth

Lessons will cover the following: The Earth and it’s atmosphere, Sedimentary rocks, Igneous rocks, The rock cycle, The carbon cycle, Climate change, Recycling.

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10 – AQA Chemistry for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy and Entry Level Certificate

Topic – Elements, mixtures, and compounds

Lessons will cover the following: Atoms, Electronic structures and the periodic table, Atoms into ions, Chemical equations, States of matter, Giant covalent structures, Separating mixtures, Fractional distillation and paper chromatography, Analysing chromatograms, Extracting metals, Reduce, reuse, and recycle, Giant metallic structures, The properties of polymers, Addition polymerisation, Condensation polymerisation.

Year 11a – OCR GCSE 21st Century Science

Topic – P3 Sustainable Energy (Physics)

Lessons will cover the following: Why do we need to know about energy? How much energy do things use? How much energy does a person use? A national and global problem, How can we use less energy? What are our sources of energy? What happens in a power station? What about nuclear power? Renewables – how do they work? How is mains electricity distributed? Which energy sources should we use?

Mock exam revision – different methods of revising, past exam papers, 6 mark question examples.

Controlled assessment – case study and data analysis

Year11b – AQA Entry Level Certificate in Science

Portfolio – completing externally set assessments (ESA’s) and teacher devised assessments (TDA’s).

 

TERM 3

Key Stage 3 – Biology

Topic – Ecosystem processes

Lessons will cover the following: Photosynthesis, Leaves, Plant minerals, Chemosynthesis, Aerobic respiration, Anaerobic respiration, Food chains and webs, Disruptions to food chains and webs, Ecosystems.

Topic – Adaption and inheritance

Lessons will cover the following: Competition and adaption, Adapting to change, Variation, Continuous and discontinuous variation, Inheritance, Natural selection, Extinction.

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10 – AQA Physics for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy and Entry Level Certificate

Topic – Energy, forces, and the structure of matter

Lessons will cover the following: Changes in energy, Gravitational potential energy, Electrical appliances, Conservation of energy, Energy dissipation, Heating and insulating buildings, Energy transfer by conduction, Energy demands, Energy from wind and water, Power from the Sun and the Earth, Energy and the Environment, Big energy issues, Forces between objects, Energy and work, Speed and distance-time graphs, forces and braking, Atoms and radiation, More about alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.

Year 11a – OCR GCSE 21st Century Science

Controlled assessment – case study and data analysis

Exam revision – different methods of revising, past exam papers, 6 mark question examples.

Year11b – AQA Entry Level Certificate in Science

Portfolio – completing externally set assessments (ESA’s) and teacher devised assessments (TDA’s).

 

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Phone: 01282 683050

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