The Green School for Girls

Let your
Light shine

Matthew 5:16

Science

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Head of Faculty and i/c Chemistry Mrs A Andrews 

Head of Biology Mrs M Hundal 

Head of Physics Mr S Murray 

KS3 Science Miss S Haq

CURRICULUM VISION

Consistency, Curiosity, Challenge and Careers

 In particular our students will:

In particular our students will be able to:

  • understand key concepts to help solve problems in unfamiliar situations
  • use scientific methods of investigation to solve problems in a disciplined way
  • appreciate the contribution science makes to society and realise that applying science can lead to moral and ethical issues having to be addressed
  • understand that learning in science contributes to personal development because the interest and curiosity shown need to be balanced by an awareness of health and safety matters and respect for living things, the environment and its place in the world
  • appreciate the powerful, but provisional nature of scientific knowledge and explanation and understanding that science is always developing
  • feel equipped with the tools to access careers in science and technology at a variety of levels

What is Science?

The study of everything that is, was or ever will be and why. Science seeks to understand and find patterns within that which can be observed or measured. Science is the study of the nature and behaviour of natural things, and the knowledge that we obtain about them.

Why do we study Science?

Science prepares children and young people to engage with the understanding of natural phenomena. Science aims to stimulate our natural curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way we do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Students learn to understand the world around them and their role in that world, as well as the role that Science plays in our society. Students will develop skills of planning and conducting investigations, gathering information, team work and evaluating their findings.

What do we study? 

How Science Works:

  • Asking Scientific Questions 
  • Planning Investigations 
  • Recording Data 
  • Analysing Patterns
  • Evaluating Data

Chemistry: 

  • Matter; Particle model & Separating Mixtures
  • Reactions; Metals / non metals, Acids & Alkalis
  • Earth; Atmosphere and Universe

Biology:

  • Organisms; Movement and Cells
  • Ecosystems; Interdependence and Plant Reproduction
  • Genes; Variation and Human Reproduction

Physics:

  • Forces; Gravity, Speed
  • Electromagnets; Voltage, Resistance, Current
  • Energy; Energy Costs and Transfer
  • Waves; Sound and Light

To view a full summary of our KS3 and KS4 Science curriculum please click here

To view information about A-level Science at the Green School Sixth Form please click here for Biology, here for Chemistry and here for Physics.

CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION

How do we study Science? 

All students have the opportunity to explore: enquire, question, debate and share their perspectives during learning. Home learning further develops the subject beyond the classroom. Activities are varied according to topic and independent learning activities include: multiple choice, structured short and long response questions, research and information gathering, case studies, practical report writing, pre-topic learning in advance of the lesson.

Presentation of Work 

Students are expected to take pride in their classwork and their home learning. They are expected to use the correct piece of equipment to complete their classwork.

Pencils should be used when constructing graphs and labels should be titled in pen.

Home Learning

Home learning is made available for students to view on Google Classroom by all class teachers. 

Students complete one piece of work per week, per subject.

Co - curricular Activities

  • Science club Key Stage 3
  • Journal club Key Stage 5
  • Biology Fieldtrip Year 12
  • Chemistry, Biology and Physics drop-in sessions at Key Stages 4 and 5
  • GCSE Science Live
  • Big Bang
  • Salters’ Festival of Chemistry
  • Engineering Challenge

How parents/carers can support their children

Parents/carers are encouraged to access student home learning as well as lesson slides on Google Classroom. All students will be provided with a Google Classroom code for each of their classes. Parents/carers can also support students by asking them to explain what they have learnt in lessons.

Recommended Reading

https://www.tgsgirls.com/docs/CURRICULUM/SCIENCE/Home_learning_and__Reading_lists_-_Year_7.pdf

https://www.tgsgirls.com/docs/CURRICULUM/SCIENCE/Home_learning_and__Reading_lists_-_Year_8.pdf

https://www.tgsgirls.com/docs/CURRICULUM/SCIENCE/Home_learning_and__Reading_lists_-_Year_9.pdf

https://www.tgsgirls.com/docs/CURRICULUM/SCIENCE/Home_learning_and__Reading_lists_-_Year_10.pdf

https://www.tgsgirls.com/docs/CURRICULUM/SCIENCE/Home_learning_and__Reading_lists_-_Year_11_Separate_Sciences.pdf

https://www.tgsgirls.com/docs/CURRICULUM/SCIENCE/Home_learning_and__Reading_lists_-_Year_11_Trilogy.pdf

CURRICULUM IMPACT

Assessment

KS3 - students complete one assessment per term .

KS4 - End of topic tests, exam week assessments, Year 10 and 11 mock examinations.

KS5 -Initial assessment, five mock exams throughout years 12 and 13, as well as end of topic tests

Careers Leading on from Science

 Engineering, Lab. technology, research, teaching, IT, medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomedicine, clinical science, clinical research, environmental management, politics, nursing, scientific writing, veterinary, geology, astronomy, agriculture, animal science, dentistry, horticulture, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports science. The list is endless.

To view more information about our school Careers programme please click here