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Name of Department: Science

Head of Department: Miss J Harrison

OCR Gateway science suite – combined Science A (9-1) – J250

Gateway Science Suite - Biology A (9-1) - J247

Gateway Science Suite - Chemistry A (9-1) - J248

Gateway Science Suite - Physics A (9-1) - J249

Our approach to the Science curriculum

The science department at St Augustine's aims to provide a balanced and diverse curriculum (following the national curriculum) which provides our students with both science and career capital, this is enriched by the Catholic Ethos of the school. We recognise that a number of our students do not have aspirational goals and we aim to address this in our curriculum delivery. Our curriculum is intended to give the students a love of the subject, good science currency and the knowledge and skills to progress with science beyond GCSE level. We use a sequencing approach which builds on prior knowledge with increasing cognitive demand. The curriculum is both stretching and ambitious whilst being accessible to all students, pupils will be valued and encouraged. Experimental science is at the heart of what we do as it provides a memorable and enjoyable aid to learning. We aim to imbed recall of prior learning into our teaching to enable pupils to know more and remember more. We will enrich our curriculum using real contextual learning experiences and develop opportunities within the curriculum, inspiring pupils by linking science skills and knowledge to our unique coastal geography and communities.

Curriculum content

Key Stage 3

    Key Stage 4

    Equality and SEN Acts

    Teachers are aware of the Pupils in their class who have special education needs and adapt their teaching to meet their needs as outline in their Education Health Care Plan. High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of these pupils.

    We have

    • High ambitions and set stretching targets for them
    • track their progress towards these goals
    • Keep under review the additional or different provision that is made for them
    • Promote positive outcomes in the wider areas of personal and social development
    • Ensure that the approaches used are based on the best possible evidence and are having the required impact on progress

    We aim to encourage pupils to consider non-stereotyped career options

    Progression Map

    Science Progression Map

    How you can find out more about the Science curriculum:

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    Age Related Expectations

    Year 7 Science

    Year 8 Science

    Year 9 Science