Planning for Partial School Opening

In line with Government guidelines we are working with parents of Year 10 students and our staff to develop and implement safe strategies to extend school provision to Year 10 students along with children of key workers from June 15th . As soon as our school plan is agreed it will be published to all parents.

Please click here to read a letter from Mrs Canham regarding the reopening of schools within the Quantock Education Trust.

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We have today issued a new Home Schooling Timetable to help our Year 7,8 and 9 students plan their home learning.

Don't forget you can click here to access a range of resources to help with home schooling

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If you are a key worker and require childcare for your son or daughter at Haygrove School because you have no other safe childcare provision, please email key@haygrove.somerset.sch.uk stating your child’s name, registration group, parent's name, parent's occupation and the days/times you intend to send your child to school.

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Science

At Haygrove, students will be taught science in accordance to the new National Curriculum. The Scheme of Work enables students to build upon their prior knowledge, ensuring continuity of progression from KS2 and avoiding unnecessary re-visitation of topics.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

Matter
Energy

Cells and Reproduction Chemical Reactions

Forces and Motion
Interdependence

Year 8

 

Organ Systems

Chemical Reactions

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Light and Sound

Reactivity
Genetics and Evolution

Year 7
Students are taught in their mixed ability tutor groups and have three lessons of science a week. Students will study a broad range of topics comprising of two biology, two chemistry and two physics units as well as a Year 7 skills unit throughtout the whole year. 

In addition to the above topics, students will have one lesson per week where they will study skills required in all aspects of science.

Year 8
At the end of Year 7, students are set by ability into Higher and Foundation groups to better enable staff to support their individual needs. They have three one hour lessons of science per week. 

Regular informal Assessment for Learning takes place during lessons and is supported through homework tasks, which will allow students to improve upon their work according to the personalised feedback that they receive.

Each unit will be assessed by an End of Topic Test. Marks in these tests are used to review individual student progress. Their performance in these, together with their performance in class and their bookwork, will be used to set students in Year 9.

Year 9
In Year 9, students will start to cover the more accessible content of the GCSE programme. Students will be taught in sets according to their ability and will have three one hour lessons of Science per week. Most Year 9 groups rotate around a team of three teachers so that biology, chemistry and physics are taught by subject specialists.

Regular informal Assessment for Learning takes place during lessons and is supported through homework tasks, which will allow students to improve upon their work according to the personalised feedback that they have received.

Each transition unit will be assessed by an End of Topic Test. Marks in the tests are used to review individual student progress. Their performance in these, together with their performance in class and their bookwork, will be used to set students at February half term. This is when they will begin to study the new science GCSE syllabus.

Cross Curricular Themes

Literacy: Students will practise using language, both spoken and written, to think, learn and express their ideas. They will also and use information and evidence to support and evaluate their analysis.
Numeracy: Students will be making measurements, collecting and handling data, drawing graphs and using formulae.
ICT: There are many opportunities to use ICT, including data-logging, data-handling, modelling, simulations and DTP.
PSHE: As part of the 'Reproduction' unit, students will learn about puberty and human reproduction including a brief introduction to contraception and health care.

 

Useful Resources

BBC KS3 Bitesize  Doddle Learn

Haygrove Science are on Twitter!

Follow us at @HaygroveScience and receive lots of useful advice and links.

 


Key Stage 4 Options

Science is compulsory at Key Stage 4.  All students MUST follow one of the following two routes:

  • GCSE Combined Science (Edexcel) - equivalent to two GCSE's covering biology, chemistry and physics.
  • GCSE ‘Triple Award’ Science (Edexcel) - three separate GCSE certificates in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students wishing to take this route must reach a required standard during Year 9.
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