Welcome to Science
Everything we live and breathe is Science! At Bremer we aim to enrich the learning of our pupils with the scientific methods, knowledge and ways of thinking to be the best they can be.
We want the young people we teach to be able to explain the material world and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. To do this they need to know the products of science, like atoms and cells, and a wider extended body of knowledge that will allow them to confidently understand and articulate their world. By learning about the practices of science, young people learn how scientific knowledge becomes established through scientific enquiry.
By learning this, we want all students at Frederick Bremer to appreciate the nature and status of scientific knowledge: for example, knowing it is open to revision in the light of new evidence and that their contribution can be part of that journey in the future.
As our pupils learn science, they also learn about its uses and significance to society and their own lives. To do this we make sure that we highlight the significant contribution science has made in the past. For example, by eradicating smallpox and discovering penicillin. But our curriculum makes sure that they also learn about the continuing importance of science in solving global challenges such as climate change, food availability, controlling disease and access to water.
These are likely to be the challenges for scientists in their lifetimes.
We aim to instil in our students the same passion for science that we have as teachers. Teaching materials are designed to lay a firm foundation to a lifetime of scientific thinking and to enthuse this passion. We aim to integrate the key concepts in all of the sciences as well as the idea of working scientifically to develop pupils who are inquisitive; able to balance the strength of evidence and be confident in their scientific predictions.
In seeking to transform lives, our curriculum has been designed so students can develop the skills required to engage in scientific activity; appreciate the impact and relationship to other subjects in the curriculum and support our students’ mastery of debate through the power of accurate scientific vocabulary.
Every pupil will learn Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
KS3 will learn about Organisms, the Ecosystem, Genes, Matter, Reactions, The Earth, Forces, Electricity, Energy and Waves.
KS4 will learn about Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, variation and evolution, Ecology, Atomic structure and the periodic table, Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter, Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes, Energy changes, The rate and extent of chemical change, Organic chemistry, Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere, Using resources, Energy, Electricity, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure, Forces, Waves and Magnetism and electromagnetism.
For further details regarding the curriculum please call or email the head of department, Ms Moosa.
Mr Patel Head of Science
Ms Sankar 2ic Science
Ms Moosa Lead Practitioner and Science Teacher
Mr Baldwin Science teacher
Mr Brackpool– Science Teacher
Ms Jamil Science teacher
Ms Kamaly Science teacher
Ms Rason Science teacher
Exam Board: AQA
All pupils in all year groups study four lessons a week of science. If pupils choose to study triple science at Key Stage 4 they study 7 lessons a week of science.
KS3 are grouped in mixed ability groups.
KS4 are grouped into sets.
Homework is set via an e-platform – Seneca Learning – once a week.
Students are also expected to bring a news article on a Science story once a week which they will discuss during the lesson.
Homework is set via an e-learning platform – Seneca learning – once a week.
Students are also expected to watch videos before the lesson in order to familiarise themselves with the content being taught.
There will be a set of exam questions each lesson which students should self assess at home.
After each lesson the work will be available on google classroom for students to work through at their own pace if they are struggling.
Powerpoints and exam papers are available on the Science Learning Zone for students to access.
KS3 – End of topic assessment after each unit
Y9 – Cumulative assessments each half term
Y10 – Cumulative assessments each half term and mock exams – December & June
Y11 – Cumulative assessments each half term and mock exams – November & March
Materials used throughout the subject
KS3 – AQA KS3 Science Student Book Part 1 Paperback – 15 Mar. 2017
by Ed Walsh (Author), Tracey Baxter (Author)
KS4 – AQA GCSE Biology for Combined Science (Trilogy) Student Book
Ann Fullick Edition: Lawrie Ryan
How can you help your child?
Making flashcards for areas they find difficult
Helping to mark exam questions at home
Helping them complete questions under timed conditions
Monitor their seneca learning
What careers can this lead to?
Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, physiotherapy, radiography, orthotist, astronaut, beekeeper, marine conservationist, veterinarian, paramedic, nurse, healthcare, environmental work, architecture, construction, biochemist, climate scientist, geneticist, meteorologist, paleontologist, forensic scientist, sports science
Pupils may also like to use any of the following websites to help further their knowledge.
Google drive > Science Learning Zone
My-GCSE Science – designed to help students studying AQA Core Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each video is accompanied by revision notes and more videos are added every week.
Savemyexams.co.uk – GCSE exam questions
Science Makes Sense – this is a new site and at the moment only has chemistry resources, but it’s something different and worth a look
S-cool – Choose an activity, revise it, test it and remember it! S-cool includes overviews, exam style questions, multiple choice questions and revision summaries on a range of GCSE science topics.
Sciber Monkey – brought to you by the Biochemical Society, Sciber Monkey supports teaching and learning of science for 5-14 year olds by providing animations and video links on all sorts of science topics.
GCSE Bitesize – A classic revision aid with subject overviews, interactive activities and questions on a variety of topics from different syllabi.
Khan Academy – With over 3,100 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, your GCSE students should be able to find videos on the topics they need.
O2 Learn – A useful revision aid with videos on a variety of science topics. Search for videos by topic and level.
TES Games for Grades – A collection of the most popular revision games and activities on TES Science.
TES – Socrative Science – A collection of interactive quizzes for students revising for GCSEs.
Youtube – Free Science – A short video clip summarising each lesson