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Tel: 01677 422 419
Email: admin@bedalehighschool.org.uk<

Science

 

CURRICILUM LEADER: Miss L. McGuinness BSc (Hons)

Mrs M. Faint BSc (Hons)

Mr C. Iddison BSc (Hons)

Mrs H. Thiara-Rodgers BSc (Hons)

Mrs S. Jennison BSc (Hons)

 

TECHNICIANS

Mrs S. Elsworth

Mr J. Baty BSc (Hons)

 

Why Study Science?

Everyone studies Science at Bedale High School from Y7 to Y11.  It is vital in understanding the world around us.  Where did we come from?  What else is out there?  Why do chemicals react together?  How do we digest our food?  What causes magnetism?  All of these questions will be answered, so actually…why NOT study Science?!

 

Curriculum

Curriculum Map

KS3 Science topics:
Be Reactive
Systems for Survival
What are things made of?
Rocks and their uses
Staying Alive
Earth, Space and Beyond
Light and Sound
Why are we different?
What’s in a reaction?
Using Energy
Environmental Chemistry
How do we stay healthy?
Exploring Electricity and Magnetism
How do living things interact?
How things move?

KS4 Science topics:
B1 You and your genes
B2 Keeping Healthy
B3 Life on Earth
B4 Processes of life
B5 Growth and development
B6 Brain and Mind
B7 Further Biology (triple science students only)
C1 Air quality
C2 Material Choices
C3 Chemicals in our lives: risks and benefits
C4 Chemical Patterns
C5 Chemicals of the natural environment
C6 Chemical synthesis
C7 Further Chemistry (triple science students only)
P1 The Earth in the Universe
P2 Radiation and Life
P3 sustainable Energy
P4 Explaining motion
P5 Electrical circuits
P6 Radioactive materials
P7 Further Physics (triple science students only)

Some students will not follow the GCSE syllabus and will instead follow a BTEC syllabus which leads to qualifications equivalent to Grade C or better.  The BTEC syllabus is also made up of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics which cover similar topics to the GCSE syllabus but in a more applied setting.

 

Assessment

KS3 students are assessed mid-way through each topic by using a Levelled assessment sometimes called a “Badger task”, which is an extended piece of homework.  KS3 may also receive smaller homeworks in each topic.

KS4 students are regularly assessed though homeworks throughout each topic. KS3 and KS4 students are assessed once per topic by an end of topic test. At the end of the GCSE Courses, there are exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. BTEC students will sit exams mid-way through their courses.

 

Extension Work and Homework

KS3 students are assessed mid-way through each topic by using a Levelled assessment sometimes called a “Badger task”, which is an extended piece of homework.  KS3 may also receive smaller homeworks in each topic. KS4 students are regularly assessed though homeworks throughout each topic.

 

Enrichment and Extracurricular

A large number of Science trips are run each year.  One of the most long-standing trips is  “GCSE Science Live” where KS4 students get to listen to 5 famous Scientists talk about their work and interesting topics in Science.  Lord Professor Robert Winston talking about human fertility is always fascinating.  Another regular trip is Y7 visit to Thorp Perrow to study ecology, variation and habitats.

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