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Our Aim:

We are dedicated to providing the opportunity to all our students to reach their full potential in Science and to planning science lessons with content relevant to all students.

We reinforce the importance of strong literacy and numeracy skills, as part of a whole school policy, by planning tasks that allow continued practice and revision of these skills throughout each science module.

The Laboratory:

At Oak Grove College students benefit from a fully equipped laboratory classroom that allows for full study of all three science subjects.

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The Curriculum:

MLD students at the College follow a specifically designed long term plan that follows the current national curriculum recommendations.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is studied in years 7 and 8. Each unit of work lasts for half a term and focuses on a biology, chemistry or physics topic. This is evenly shared so that each year students will spend two half terms studying topics linked to each of the three science disciplines.

Key Stage 3 Science Long Term Planning Overview

These topics will give the foundation learning necessary for all students to progress on to start studies towards Entry Level accreditation in science throughout Years 9, 10 and 11.

Key Stage 3/4 Year 9  Science Long Term Planning Overview

Key Stage 4 Science Long Term Planning Overview

Activities to support learning

Talk to friends and family about what is being studied in science.

Students can borrow books from science library to read at home.

Watching science based documentary’s for example nature programs, bang goes the theory, the gadget show, and programs about space.

Search for relevant topics on you tube and watch together with parents to understand key concepts.

Look up in books and online any questions that the current lessons have raised to add to knowledge gained in the classroom.

Use the revise and test science topics on the BBC Bite size website http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv.

Get a list of key words from the teacher and do spelling bees at home.

Keep a glossary of key words.

Create board games, bingo games, quizzes or card games

Create posters.

Visit Natural History or science museums.


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