Science

Science

At Glenwood School, students develop their learning from key stage 2 and learn skills which enable them to be enquiring and investigative scientists.  The individual needs and requirements of each student are considered and they can access the curriculum in a way which is most suitable for them.  

The Science curriculum enables students to question and investigate the things around them. They focus on problem solving, working safely and being able to learn effectively as part of a small team. Students get many opportunities to demonstrate their literacy and mathematical skills in a range of different ways and to become familiar with the use of specialist apparatus which they are encouraged to use independently.

Science is seen as an invaluable tool for the development of co-operative social skills, problem solving skills and logical thinking.  The core area of the curriculum is able to lead to the students developing a better understanding of the world in which they live and can be used to encourage the students’ active learning skills, allowing them to formulate and communicate their own ideas and listen to and respect the ideas of others.

There are strong elements of Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education including awe and wonder about the world around them, the good and bad effects of science in society, sex and relationships education and drugs education. They will have an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and choices that they can make to enhance their life experience.

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Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Introductory module

Space

Materials

Solids, liquids and gases

Health and Growing Up

Habitats

Year 8

Light and Sound

Electricity and magnetism

The Rock Cycle

Chemical and Physical Changes

Human Biology

Plants

Year 9

Claes Oldenburg Sculptures

Claes Oldenburg Sculptures

Claes Oldenburg Sculptures

Rex Ray Collage

Rex Ray Collage

Rex Ray Collage

Year 10

AQA ELC Biology 1: The human body

AQA ELC Biology 1: The human body

AQA ELC Chemistry 3:Elements, mixtures and compounds

AQA ELC Chemistry 3:Elements, mixtures and compounds

AQA ELC Physics 5: Energy, forces and the structure of matter

AQA ELC Physics 5: Energy, forces and the structure of matter

Year 11

AQA ELC Biology 2: Environment, evolution and inheritance

AQA ELC Biology 2: Environment, evolution and inheritance

AQA ELC Chemistry 4: Chemistry in our world

AQA ELC Chemistry 4: Chemistry in our world

AQA ELC Physics 6: Electricity, magnetism and waves

AQA ELC Physics 6: Electricity, magnetism and waves

Glenwood School

Science


Science enables students to question and investigate the things around them. They focus on problem solving, working safely and being able to learn effectively as part of a small team. Students get many opportunities to demonstrate their literacy and mathematical skills in a range of different ways and to become familiar with the use of specialist apparatus which they are encouraged to use independently.

Communication and Advocacy
Science is seen as an invaluable tool for the development of co-operative social skills, problem solving skills and logical thinking. The core area of the curriculum is able to lead to the students developing a better understanding of the world in which they live and can be used to encourage the students’ active learning skills, allowing them to formulate and communicate their own ideas and listen to and respect the ideas of others.

Independence and Preparing for Adulthood
The students are encouraged to be active, independent learners in Science at both Key stages 3 and 4, with students having opportunities to plan valid experiments either to solve problems or answer questions. These are invaluable skills which they can utilise when they progress to college or in a work setting. Students will also evaluate their work and will be given time to improve or remodel it based on their experiences and the ideas from other students.

Physical, Social and Emotional Good Health
There are strong elements of Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education including awe and wonder about the world around them, the good and bad effects of science in society, sex and relationships education and drugs education. They will have an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and choices that they can make to enhance their life experience.

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