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Parkside School

Science

Science 

Science is important in helping us understand the world around us through experimentation and observations. It underpins the development of new technologies which can improve our lives and also teaches us how to problem solve and generate solutions.

 Dr Evans

Head of Faculty

 Mr Kelly

Asst Head of Faculty

 

 

 Mrs Preston

Year 7 & 8 Coordinator

 Mrs Barker

Year 9 & 10 Coordinator

 Mrs Handley

KS5 Coordinator

 

Curriculum Plans

 

Subject Overviews

Year 7, 8 & 9

What are we studying?

 See curriculum plan above. 

How are we assessed?

Each unit will have an end of unit assessment. Students will also have an end of year assessment  covering all of the knowledge and skills they have learnt throughout the year.

What can parents do to help?

Use knowledge organisers to question your child on the information which they are being taught  in lesson.

Check classcharts and encourage your child to complete their homework, award achievement  points for completion of homework

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Analytical Chemist

Crime Scene Investigator

Pharmacist

Astronomer

Meteorologist

Science Writer

Biomedical scientist

Oceanographer

Vet

  

Year 10 & 11

What are we studying?

 See curriculum plan above. 

How are we assessed?

Each unit will have an end of unit assessment. Students will also sit their GCSE exams at the end of the course.

What can parents do to help?

Use knowledge organisers to question your child on the information which they are being taught in lesson.

Purchase revision guides and workbooks for your child, these are sold through the school.

Check ClassCharts and encourage your child to complete their homework, award achievement points for completion of homework 

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Analytical Chemist

Crime Scene Investigator

Pharmacist

Astronomer

Meteorologist

Science Writer

Biomedical scientist

Oceanographer

Vet

 

Year 12

What are we studying?

 See curriculum plan above. 

How are we assessed?

 Year 12 Applied

The practical skills unit consists of four coursework assignments which will be completed throughout the year.

The principles & applications of science unit is an externally assessed unit sat at the end of the year.

 Year 12 Biology, Chemistry & Physics

Each unit will have an end of unit assessment. Students will also have a mock exam at the end of the year, covering all of the knowledge and skills they have learnt throughout the year.

 

 

What can parents do to help?

Use knowledge organisers to question your child on the information which they are being taught in lesson.

Check classcharts and encourage your child to complete their homework, award achievement points for completion of homework 

Year 13

What are we studying?

  See curriculum plan above. 

How are we assessed?

 Year 13 Applied

The options unit consists of four coursework assignments which will be completed throughout the year.

The science investigation skills is an externally assessed unit sat in January and repeated in June if required. 

Year 13 Biology, Chemistry & Physics

Each unit will have an end of unit assessment. Students will also have a mock exam in November, covering all of the knowledge and skills they have learnt throughout the course. Students will sit their final exams in the summer.

 

What can parents do to help?

Use knowledge organisers to question your child on the information which they are being taught in lesson.

Check classcharts and encourage your child to complete their homework, award achievement points for completion of homework 

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Analytical Chemist

Crime Scene Investigator

Pharmacist

Astronomer

Meteorologist

Science Writer

Biomedical scientist

Oceanographer

Vet

 

 

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