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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Science

The Science Department believes that our subject is a fundamental part of everyday life and is essential to our understanding of the world. The overarching intention of Science is to provide students with a rewarding and productive learning experience that leaves them with a lasting, positive view of Science and its contribution to society.

The Science Learning Pathway consolidates and builds on prior learning from Key Stage 2. The Key Stage 3 programme of study focuses on developing essential content and skills, introducing and revisiting topics across 3 years to help create engaging lessons and prepare learners for the demands of GCSE Science.

‘Big Ideas’ interlink topics with Key Stage 3 and 4 programmes of study. This Learning Pathway aims to support the development of transferrable life and employability skills.

This link will take you to a range of resources to support the curriculum-   Useful Science Links

Key Stage 3

he Key Stage 3 science curriculum 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 future employment.
Yr 7 Units of Work Yr 8 Units of Work Yr 9 Units of Work
Energy Waves Atoms
Particles Nutrition & Digestion Human Body & Substances
Cells Periodic Table Matter
Forces Energy Resources Acid Reactions
Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures Respiratory & Circulatory Systems Genetics
Reproduction Chemical Reactions Electricity in the Home
Electricity Magnetism Rates of Reaction 
Acids & Alkalis Obtaining Metals Human Impact on Biodiversity
Health & Disease Light Bonding
Waves Plants Forces & Motion
Earth & Atmosphere Energetics Periodic Table
Ecosystem Space Cell Biology

Key Stage 4

The GCSE Science course is based on the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for Science. Students are given the opportunity to study either Combined Science or Separate Sciences.

The content is split into units relevant to students in their everyday life and the specification allows the opportunity to explore work-related learning in science where appropriate.

 

Wider Curriculum

The Science curriculum is enriched through a range of activities each year including;

  • National British Science week
  • Visits from local universities & colleges including STEM careers talks
  • Yr 7 & 8 Science club
  • Yr 9, 10 & 11 STEM club (CREST Awards)
  • STEM visits

Curriculum Support

Please find below all the support documents you need for Science.

Useful Links

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Support 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zng4d2p  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/science  

https://app.senecalearning.com/classroom/course/419c7523-d408-4bc7-9b96-f7f12abdacae  

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Support  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/biology  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/chemistry  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/physics  

https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=Combined+Science&Exam+Board=Edexcel  

https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools/subject-area/science/unbeatable-support/support-from-pearson/free-online-gcse-science-lessons.html   

https://www.pearson.com/uk/learners/secondary-students-and-parents/learners-catch-up-gcse.html  

 

GCSE Specification  

Separate Science 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Science/2016/Specification/GCSE_Biology_Spec.pdf 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Science/2016/Specification/GCSE_Chemistry_Spec.pdf 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Science/2016/Specification/GCSE_Physics_Spec.pdf  

Combined Science 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Science/2016/Specification/GCSE_CombinedScience_Spec.pdf 

 

Careers 

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/science-and-research   

https://www.stem.org.uk/  

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers   

https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors/science  

 

Wider Curriculum 

https://www.crestawards.org/