“Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.”
The National Curriculum for England DFES/ QCA
Pupils will study at KS3:
Hope High School KS3 Science is based on the very latest AQA (KS3) specification, released in June 2016. During the autumn term students get to spend most of their learning objectives based in the science lab. During the first few weeks, the emphasis is placed on laboratory safety, hazards and rules of the laboratory. Students are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with basic laboratory equipment. During week 3, under the new ‘big idea’, students work through the ‘Reaction’ module of ‘Acids and Alkalis’. A strong emphasis is placed on investigation skills. All modules are linked to the schools program of assertive mentoring.
KS3 Science Curriculum Map
Pupils will study at KS4:
BTEC Level 1 Award in Applied Science
BTEC Specialist qualifications are work-related qualifications they give our learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment. Units of work cover key skills such as: Using Equipment to Make Scientific Observations and Measurements, Skills and Techniques for Chemistry Investigations, The Study of Living Systems, Physics and Our Universe, Forensic Detection. The practical approach to study at BTEC suits the individual needs of our learners.