“There is nothing more enriching and gratifying than learning.”
-Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General
The Acle Science curriculum intends to deliver high-quality, engaging, broad and balanced learning which provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific and discrete disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. To prepare our students not just for examinations but for a life of learning and curiosity.
To ensure students understand that Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Science is essential to broaden horizons for our young people and to help them be the best global citizens they can.
To equip students with the Scientific method and the ability to apply this in the modern World. To ensure they are protected from the influence of fake news and have the ability to be curious and question everything.
Our curriculum content is sequenced in topic spirals to develop students who are knowledge-rich, with topics chosen for their increasing conceptual difficulty. We recognise that retrieval of this knowledge is key and assess it often, through low-stakes testing.
Our curriculum is closely aligned to the secondary national curriculum, progressing knowledge and understanding from Key Stage 2 and is grounded in evidence-based practice, which is detailed in our curriculum journeys and schemes of learning and is reflected in our assessment methods.
Our assessment methods will range from low-stakes knowledge tests to more formal summative assessments which focuses on rich knowledge in KS3 and rich knowledge and its application in KS4. Feedback from assessments will support students’ learning, prepare them for success in their final examinations and help them think like a scientist.
Literacy conventions will be embedded within Science with the introduction of explicitly identified tier 3 vocabulary will be evident through vocabulary entomology and oracy.
Learning Journey & Schemes of Learning
See our learning journeys, these outline the sequence of units, and progression of knowledge and skills across a key stage.
The schemes of learning found below provide an insight into each individual unit within the learning journey.