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Science

Our mission statement in Science is “To create curious learners who are enthusiastic about the wonders of the universe and their place within it”.

Here at Compass, we want our pupils to be knowledgeable and curious learners who are able to show appreciation of the relevance of science in their everyday lives. Science is a subject that requires foundational grounding in order to develop an in depth understanding, successful application and to progress within it.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” M. Curie

Throughout years 7-11, the curriculum prepares pupils to work scientifically by focusing on:

  • Develop ways of scientific thinking
  • Experimental skills and strategies
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Vocabulary, units, symbols and nomenclature

We are fortunate to be working with Oasis Academy Southbank to provide our students with a curriculum that prepares them with the fundamental knowledge needed to pursue a range of careers in science.

Curriculum Journey and Progression Maps 

The Science Curriculum Journey is an overview of the plan of topics and assessments that pupils will cover across years 7-11. You can check the topics and skills your child will be covering now and in the future. A Progression Map shows the knowledge and skills that pupils will be taught in each year. Use this to support your child with present, future learning and revision activities.

Progression Map – Science

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers exist for all topics and include the key information and terminology that pupils need to know to achieve Grades 5-9. These will be stuck in books at the start of every topic (see examples below). It is important that your child is using, consulting and memorising the information on Knowledge Organisers at home to ensure that they have the core knowledge to unlock skills in assessments and exams.

Examples of Science Knowledge Organisers:

HT4: Year 7 – Energy

HT4: Year 8 – Circuits

GCSE: Paper 1 – Biology

 

If you have any questions about the Science curriculum or would like access to any more Knowledge Organisers then please e-mail the Subject Lead for Science – Naima Shariff.