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26
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12:25 pm Art Club, All Years @ Lunchtime, Rm 111 (Ms. Shillingford)
Art Club, All Years @ Lunchtime, Rm 111 (Ms. Shillingford)
Jun 26 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
12:25 pm Fitness Club @ Off Site (Mr Lee)
Fitness Club @ Off Site (Mr Lee)
Jun 26 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
12:25 pm LMDC Waves @ Lunchtime (Mr Furness)
LMDC Waves @ Lunchtime (Mr Furness)
Jun 26 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
12:25 pm Walking Club, All Years @ Lunchtime (Mrs Vaudin)
Walking Club, All Years @ Lunchtime (Mrs Vaudin)
Jun 26 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
12:45 pm French Language + @ Rm 25 (Miss Archer)
French Language + @ Rm 25 (Miss Archer)
Jun 26 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
 
12:45 pm Throwing Club @ (Mr Davies)
Throwing Club @ (Mr Davies)
Jun 26 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
 
3:05 pm Art Years 11 & 10 @ Rm 112 (Ms Shapcott)
Art Years 11 & 10 @ Rm 112 (Ms Shapcott)
Jun 26 @ 3:05 pm – 4:30 pm
 

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Science

The Department

The aims, objectives and policies of the science department are developed in such a way as to reflect the SOP (single operational plan) of the whole school.


Allocated teaching time for students

Science is taught by a dedicated team of 5 full time science teachers. The time allocated to science represents 13.3% of the time-table at KS3 and 10% in year 10 and 13.3% in year 11.
Additional Science is taught as an optional subject at KS4 and represents further 10% of the curriculum time. Each science lesson is between 50 minutes duration. The department has a preparation room and is supported by one full-time technician.


Key Stage 3

Pupils have four science lessons per week.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been developed from the Fusion scheme but offers the flexibility to adapt the teaching style to meet the needs of the learners. The current focus points are differentiation and challenge.

Year 7
Pupils in year seven are taught in mixed ability classes corresponding to their tutor group. Classes are not blocked in year seven and therefore one member of staff teaches across the four strands of the national curriculum.

Year 7 Topics

  • Cells, Tissues and Organs
  • Reproduction
  • Reversible and Irreversible Changes
  • Particles in Action
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Forces and Energy

Year 8
Pupils in year eight are set according to their Teacher Assessment Level. Classes are blocked and members of staff teach across the four strands of the national curriculum.

Year 8 Topics

  • Body systems
  • Ecology
  • Elements and Compounds
  • Our Planet
  • Light and Space
  • Heat and Sound

Year 9
The pupils are taught in sets according to their Teachers Assessments at the end of year 8.

Year 9 Topics

  • Health
  • Variation and Genetics
  • Marvellous Metals
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Energy and Electricity
  • Forces and Motion

Crest Awards

Selected students from KS3 years 7 and 8 have the opportunity this year to participate in the Crest Awards and compete with other local schools for the Islands Crest Award Trophy.


Key Stage 4

The students are set according to their End of Year 9 Science Examination Result.
All students study AQA Science A over two years. The course is divided into sections of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The coursework practical examinations are undertaken in the Autumn Term of year11.
AQA Additional Science is taught as an option over a two year period. The coursework is completed during the Autumn Term in year 11.

Year 10
AQA GCSE Science A Code 4405 Route 1

  • Three 1 hour written papers each allocated a maximum of 60 marks.
  • Students have the option to take either the Foundation or Higher examination.
  • The students are assessed on their scientific knowledge, application of processes and skills, comprehension of scientific literacy.
  • Written exams: Biology B1, Chemistry C1 and Physics P1 each representing 25% of the total unified GCSE mark
  • A minimum of one ISA (Coursework) representing 25% of the unified GCSE Mark.

AQA GCSE Additional Code 4408

  • Three 1 hour written papers each allocated a maximum of 60 marks.
  • Students have the option to take either the Foundation or Higher examination.
  • The students are assessed on their scientific knowledge, application of processes and skills, comprehension of scientific literacy.
  • Written exams: Biology B2, Chemistry C2 and Physics P2 each representing 25% of the total unified GCSE mark
  • A minimum of one ISA (Coursework) representing 25% of the unified GCSE Mark.

Homework Schedule

KS3
Science homework is set once per week and should take approximately 30 minutes.
Students also undertake home study joint project work between departments.
KS4
Science homework is set once per week and should take approximately 1 hour.


Staff who teach Science at La Mare de Carteret High School

Mr. M. Coupland – Head of Department
Mrs. V. Tomlin – Assistant Head Teacher
Mr. D. Hobson – Second in Department
Mr. T. Sangha
Mrs. L. Traughton
Mrs E. Farnon (Technician)


We have high expectations for all our children and young people

 The science curriculum enables them to become:

What
are we trying
to achieve?
Responsible citizensEffective contributorsSuccessful learnersConfident Individuals
How?

Examples of how the curriculum enables student’s to achieve these characteristics:






Students will achieve this by:
• engaging with issues and problems that demonstrate the relevance and importance of science to their own and others’ lives
• taking an active part in discussions, expressing their own ideas and forming their own opinions about scientific issues
• developing the ability to negotiate and balance diverse views, including their own, making independent decisions and reaching workable solutions.
Students will achieve this by:
• providing and responding to constructive feedback, taking account of different views and developing the confidence to resolve issues in order to achieve their identified goals.
• modelling the work of scientists, working collaboratively with others on investigations, deciding on appropriate distribution of tasks and taking responsibility for their own contribution.
• adapting and refining their ideas as work progresses when carrying out investigative work.
Students will achieve this by:
• developing their scientific ideas by combining experimentation, evidence and creativity
• trying different ways of tackling a problem using the creative application of scientific ideas to bring about effective solutions
• exploring ideas and identifying connections
• applying and adapting skills and knowledge to new and different contexts to develop their understanding.
Students will achieve this by:
• taking personal responsibility for organising their time and resources and manage risks to successfully complete experimental or investigative work
• using perseverance, initiative and creativity to address challenging situations, applying skills and knowledge to different contexts
• responding positively to new or changing priorities and actively embracing new challenges that require a scientific approach.

 

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