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Science

Students are enthusiastic about their learning and their behaviour is outstanding. Their engagement is high in lessons and they show courtesy and respect to each other.
– OFSTED 2012

Science is one of the largest departments at The Market Bosworth School, encompassing general Science at Key Stage 3 and Biology, Chemistry and Physics disciplines at Key Stage 4. The word ‘science’ makes us think immediately of white lab coats, microscopes, Bunsen burners and explosions; we encourage students to learn about all these things and so much more! Lessons are about discovery, innovation, inspiration and imagination, while simultaneously covering the Programme of Study statements and the renewed Framework objectives completely.

At Key Stage 3 students follow the National Curriculum, supported by Pearson’s ‘Exploring Science: How Science Works’ course. Our course is designed to expand students’ horizons beyond what they need to know to get through National Curriculum tests. From the remarkable scientific methodology of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, to Ada Lovelace and her ground-breaking work on analytical engines in the mid-19th century, we are dedicated to helping extend our students’ experiences, comprehensively covering how scientific knowledge has changed and how those processes of change are interrelated.

Curriculum

Students believe that they are making good progress (in Science), and indicate that they particularly enjoy lessons where they take ownership of their learning in active and highly focused ways. – OFSTED 2012

Rather than just viewing the subject as a body of facts to learn and recall, our delivery of the curriculum is based on the processes that bring about change to that body of knowledge; not just investigative work, but also aspects such as theoretical work and public opinion.

The course is divided into three sections, which cover Attainment Targets 2, 3 and 4 respectively of the Programme of Study for Key Stage 3 Science. Attainment Target 1 is integrated throughout each of the three sections. 

YEAR 7

  • Organisms, their Behaviour and the Environment
  • Tissues and Transplants; Sex and Science; Ecology Matters; Classified
  • Materials, their Properties and the Earth
  • Acids and Alkalis; Bubbles, Bangs and Burning; What a Waste!; Materials from the Earth
  • Energy, Forces and Space
  • Energy and Sustainable Living; Electrical Circuits; Forces and their Effects; The Solar System and Beyond

YEAR 8

  • Organisms, their Behaviour and the Environment
  • Food, Glorious Food!; Going for Gold; Doctors and Diseases; The Way of the Dodo
  • Materials, their Properties and the Earth
  • In the Drink; Materials and Recycling; All that Glitters; Explaining the Earth
  • Energy, Forces and Space
  • Heat Transfers; On the Move; Light Fantastic; Sound and Hearing

YEAR 9

  • Organisms, their Behaviour and the Environment
  • Science and Fiction; A Model Career; On the Farm; Crime Scene Investigations
  • Materials, their Properties and the Earth
  • Design and Build; Sculpture Park; Clear the Air; Flying Materials
  • Energy, Forces and Space
  • Energy and Electricity; Satellites and Space; Record Breakers; Dam It!

KS4 Science

We offer GCSE Dual and Triple Awards with the AQA Exam board. These options allow us to develop individual learning routes for every student, stimulate and engage students in a way that suits them, whilst maximising their future opportunities to progress into employment or further education. All students have access to the Kerboodle website, which contains online course books, assessments and additional worksheets.