An introduction to Science which is designed to give students the knowledge and skills required to successfully transition to study GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course utilizes the ‘Big Ideas’ identified as the basis to deeply understand the important concepts encountered in Science.
Forces – Speed and Gravity
Matter – Particle model and Separating mixtures
Organisms – Movement and Cells
Electromagnets – Voltage and resistance and Current
Reactions – Metals and non-metals and Acids and alkalis
Ecosystems – Interdependence and Plant Reproduction
Energy – Energy costs and Energy transfer
Genes – Variation and Human reproduction
Waves – Sound and Light
Homework is set weekly, where appropriate. Tasks could be research, answering questions from the online textbook or revision for tests etc. It is expected that tasks should take no more than twenty minutes.
Tests are set at the end of each topic, which are a mix of questions which mirror the ‘know, apply, extend’ structure of lessons. This allows students of all abilities to be challenged
Useful Links and Information
All students have access to Collins Connect, and students can use the online textbook to support their studies.
BBC.co.uk/bitesize is also a very good source of information.
Parents can support their children by testing the knowledge part of each topic, to embed the foundation information required to succeed in Science.