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Year 7 Science Curriculum Map

Year 8 Science Curriculum Map

Year 9 Biology Map

Year 9 Physics Map

Year 9 Chemistry Map

Year 10 Biology Map

Year 10 Physics Map

Year 10 Chemistry Map

Year 11 Biology Map

Year 11 Physics Map

Year 11 Chemistry Map

SCIENCE

“Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional”. Brian Greene

VISION

Our vision is to inspire and empower curious minds, enabling our students to become scientifically literate and critical thinkers. We aim to improve students’ cultural capital, increase ambition, and counter social disadvantage, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in STEM fields and beyond.

INTENT

Through the study of Science we intend to:

  • Develop a love of science and a passion for scientific knowledge.

  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all pupils.

  • Provide knowledge of the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, and how they relate to each other and wider world.

  • Enable our students to work collaboratively with others, as well as independently, to conduct experiments, research topics and present findings.

  • Embed scientific knowledge and understanding, both academic and practical, in all our students to enable them to progress to Higher Education and become work ready in the field of Science and beyond.

  • Develop a curiosity about the scientific world and an appreciation of the relevance of science in the lives of all people and the ever-evolving technological world.

  • Provide opportunities for students to extend their vocabulary and language, and for them to apply their mathematical knowledge required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life.

  • Encourage students to critically consider emerging moral and ethical issues using facts, evidence, and knowledge to form opinions whilst developing respect for others’ views.

  • Develop observational, modelling, enquiry, interpretative, analysis and problem-solving skills, in the laboratory and other learning environments.

  • Encourage students to make healthy lifestyle choices through educating them about how the human body works and the implications of choices they make.

KEY STRENGTHS OF OUR CURRICULUM

The Science curriculum at BBEC exceeds the National Curriculum because:

  • We deliver a curriculum that provides transitional opportunities between KS2 to KS3 and KS3 to KS4.

  • We deliver a curriculum designed around the needs of our students and local community to increase resilience and ambition in Science.

  • We deliver a broad and ambitious Science curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which will prepare students for the wider world.

  • We explore current affairs (science in the news) to improve students’ social and cultural awareness.

  • We provide a broad curriculum that provides opportunities for retrieval and mastery, developing ambition and resilience.

  • We develop knowledge and have an appreciation of our local natural environment in Bradford and promote the importance of being courteous and kind by protecting our planet. This will ensure our students do make a positive impact on their environment and their actions and know that this impacts on the natural world.

  • We develop our sense of belonging within culture and society through celebrating the contribution of individual scientists of various backgrounds and cultures to enhance our understanding of science.

OUR BBEC SCHOOL VALUES IN SCIENCE:

You will see:

AMBITION in Science means….

  • Developing a deep understanding of scientific concepts studied and being able to apply knowledge to unfamiliar contexts.

  • Having high expectations and becoming immersed in the learning of complex phenomena and abstract ideas.

  • Having curiosity and asking inquisitive questions about the subject as well as exploring the impact of science on the world around us.

RESILIENCE in Science means….

  • Planning and carrying out different scientific enquiries.

  • Overcoming setbacks in the analysis and interpretation of data.

  • Demonstrating understanding of physical phenomena and concepts that explain behaviour of matter, energy, forces, electricity and radiation.

  • Applying knowledge to explain the chemical reactions and interactions between living and non-living systems.

  • Asking and answering questions and contributing to class discussions.

COURTESY and KINDNESS in Science means…..

  • Being thoughtful, kind and considerate to other students and listening to their contributions and questions.

  • Following health and safety rules for working in science laboratories.

  • Taking care of the laboratory and the equipment in it and ensuring that equipment is returned at the end of all practical work.

  • Acknowledging the importance of being kind and courteous in the conservation of resources and the impact on the environment.

  • Showing sensitivity in the learning of lifestyle and genetically inherited diseases.

Department Curriculum links

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Maths

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Health & Social Care

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Music, Drama & Dance

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PHSCE & RSE

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BTEC SPORT

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Science

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History

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Religious Education

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Computing

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