Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

While studying science, our students will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of the subject. They will be helped to appreciate the achievements of science in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are inter-linked, and which are of universal application.

At Key Stage 3, basic knowledge and skills from Key Stage 2 are built upon with informative lessons using specialist resources and scientific experiments to hone basic investigational skills and Key Stage 3 science is taught across 3 years. At GCSE level, independent learning is a fundamental aspect and is encouraged. With the new GCSE examinations increasing in length and number, we feel it is important to build up our students’ resilience and perseverance by equipping them with resources and strategies to use, especially in relation to exam technique and questions. At Key Stage 4 we put a lot of emphasis on past paper questions, analysing mark schemes and using these to help students assess each other’s responses.

Curriculum Maps

Biology KS3 curriculum development
Chemistry KS3 curriculum development
Physics KS3 curriculum development
Biology KS4 curriculum development
Chemistry KS4 curriculum development
Physics KS4 curriculum development
Yearly overview

Year 7 
Learning Journeys & Knowledge Organisers
Cells
Digestion
Earth structure
Electricity in a circuit
Elements
Forces
Heating and cooling
Movement
Particle model and separating mixtures

Year 8
Learning Journeys & Knowledge Organisers
Breathing
Climate
Magnetism
Metals and non-metals
Motion
Respiration
The Periodic table
Waves

Year 9
Learning Journeys & Knowledge Organisers
Acids and alkalis
Earth’s resources
Energy
Evolution
Inheritance and variation
Motion 2
Resistance and charge
Space
Types of reaction

Year 10 
Learning Journeys & Knowledge Organisers
Biology
B1 Cell Biology
B2 Organisation part 1
B2 Organisation part 2
B3 Infection and Response
B4 Bioenergetics part 1 (respiration)
Chemistry
C2 part 1
C1 part 2
C2 part 2
C7
C8
C9
Physics
P1 Energy part 1
P1 Energy part 2
P2 Electricity part 1
P2 Electricity part 2
P6 Waves
P7 Magnetism

Year 11
Biology
B4 Bioenergetics part 1 (respiration)
B4 Bioenergetics part 2 (photosynthesis)
B5 Homeostasis
B6 Inheritance
Chemistry
C4 part 1
C4 part 2
C5
Physics
P3 Particle model
P4 Atomic structure
P5 Forces part 1
P5 Forces part 2

Contact:
Mr. O. Al-Khatab
oal-khatab@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

Weblinks to support learning:
Key Stage 3 – https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zng4d2p
Key Stage 4 –     https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zrkw2hv
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgvmal8AR4QIK2e0EfJwaA
http://freesciencelessons.co.uk/

What are the career opportunities with this subject?

The job prospects from Science are endless and diverse; in fact, there are very few careers that do not require some form of scientific knowledge or skills. Careers in medicine include doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwifes, other health care professionals, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Other career options include sports physiotherapists, crime scene investigators, teachers, engineers, and vets. Those who study science could work in many areas, such as with animals, chemicals, or in sport, depending on your interests.

“Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations.”

Professor Stephen Hawking

“I really enjoy science because I get to learn how and why things work. With practical work you get to work in groups and try things for yourself to understand how they work."”

Year 10 Student