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The Science Department at Madani Boys School aims to provide all students with the best quality science education within a safe environment to meet the following objectives:

  • Understanding of key concepts to help solve problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Using scientific methods of investigation to solve problems in a disciplined way
  • Appreciating the contribution science makes to society and realise that applying science can lead to the resolution of moral and ethical issues
  • Understanding that learning in science contributes to personal development: t interest and curiosity; an awareness of health and safety matters; and respect for living things and the environment
  • Appreciating the power of scientific knowledge and explanation while understanding that science is always developing
  • Giving students access to careers in science and technology at a variety of levels

The Science Department Consists of the following teachers and support staff:

  • Mr Alam, Science Coordinator
  • Mr Sabir
  • Mr Patel
  • Mr Mistry, Laboratory Technician

Key stage 3

What students will be taught at KS3, and skills they will develop

 

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students study Science for three hours per week and cover an equal amount of chemistry, biology and physics. Our schemes of learning follow the “Exploring Science” course, which builds upon, and extends, the knowledge acquired in previous years. The course delivers the National Curriculum via a stimulating, topic-based approach. It is an activity-based course which embeds the five key scientific skills from the National Framework:

  • Thinking scientifically
  • Understanding the applications and implications of science
  • Communicating and collaborating in science
  • Using investigative approaches
  • Working critically with evidence

Scientific investigations are conducted throughout the course to support development of both practical and scientific enquiry skills. In these investigations, students are encouraged to think and discuss science problems and decide on suitable investigative approaches.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Biology Biology Biology
A Organs   A Genes
B Reproduction   B Fit and Healthy
C Ecology   C Plants and Photosynthesis
D Classification   D Behaviour and Learning
Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry
E Acids and Alkalis E Solutions E Building Materials
F Chemical Reactions F Elements and Compounds F Reactivity Series of Elements
G Particle Theory G Reactivity of Metals G Pollution
H Rocks H The Rock Cycle H Chemical Reactions
Physics Physics Physics
I Energy Resources I Heat Transfers I Energy
J Electric Circuits J Forces J Satellites and Space
K Forces and their effects K Light K Speed
L The Solar System L Sound and Hearing L Pressure and Moments

Key stage 4

 

In Years 10 and 11 students study science for four hours per week and cover an equal amount of chemistry, biology and physics. Our schemes of learning follow the GCSE OCR Gateway Science Core course for year 10 and Additional Science course for year 11. The two are complementary. The course delivers a stimulating, topic-based approach. It is an activity-based course which embeds the five key scientific skills from the National Framework:

  • Thinking scientifically
  • Understanding the applications and implications of science
  • Communicating and collaborating in science
  • Using investigative approaches
  • Working critically with evidence

Scientific investigations are conducted throughout the course to support development of both practical and scientific enquiry skills. In these investigations, students are encouraged to think and discuss science problems and decide on suitable investigative approaches.

KEY STAGE 4 OPTIONS

 

Students and parents attend a series of meetings in Year 9 outlining and giving advice on the choices open to students at Key Stage 4.The OCR Triple Science course is available at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), Wherein students will study and acquire three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics to lead onto further study at A level. Students will only be accepted onto the Triple Science course based on year 9 end of year levels in English, Maths and Science. These should be a level 6 or above.

How can I help my son?

 

Exploring Science textbooks are given to all students. Useful websites:

www.samlearning.co.uk – details of how to log on given in lessons

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/

www.collins.co.uk (OCR Gateway Science Revision Guides

Key dates:

 
Key Exam dates: Key Trip dates:
Year 7, 8 and 9 End of year exam (Summer) Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 March
Year 10 Summer Mock exam - June Year 11 depends on curriculum time
Year 11 Mock exam December, with final GCSE exam in summer

Science Map of Learning 2016/2017

 
Year 7 Science Teaching Schedule
Year 8 Science Teaching Schedule
Year 9 Science Teaching Schedule
Year 10 (Core) Science Teaching Schedule
Year 10 (Triple) Science Teaching Schedule
Year 11 (Core) Science Teaching Schedule
Year 11 (Triple) Science Teaching Schedule

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