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Key stage 3, 4
Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Aims

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  •  develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  •  are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Science: Critical Knowledge and Skills

Key Stage 3 Learning Journey

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Key Stage 4 Learning Journey

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Cultural Capital

  • Year 7 Science Club every Wednesday
  • Links to Durham, Newcastle, Leeds, Teesside University
  • Durham University Science Festival
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Christmas Lectures at Newcastle University
  • Medicine not just for Medics at Leeds university
  • Medical mavericks
  • Zoolab
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Science GCSE live
  • Year 6 primary science day
  • Planetarium
  • Year 6 Summer School - Forensics morning

Supporting STEM with:

EDF Power station trips

Life Science Centre

High Tunstall STEM lecture

Crest award

Year 8/9 STEM club

Star chaser

Year 9 MINT day at Newcastle University

Year 10 Newcastle Engineering day

Faraday Challenge

Zombie Apocalypse STEM day

 

 

 

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