Science

 

  • Ms Stevenson ( Science Teacher and Assistant Principal)
  • Ms C Carlin (Head of Department)
  • Mr E McClymont (Lead Practitioner for Science)  
  • Miss C Winder (Head of Year 7 and Science Teacher)                                                                               
  • Mr M McFadyen (Science Teacher)
  • Mrs S Mooney  ( Science Teacher)
  • Ms J Sharp - Higgins ( Science Teacher)
  • Mr B Betts ( Science Teacher)
  • Mr T Kaye (Science teacher)
  • Mrs D Najjemba ( Chief Science Technician)
  • Mr D Cobbinah (Science Technician) 

Science at Bonus Pastor

Our community is able to explore the importance of science in our world and encourage a lifelong passion for science.

Pupils should be able to:

•             Interpret and evaluate information

•             Make informed judgements about the social and ethical impacts of science

•             Apply knowledge of scientific processes to develop an understanding of the world around them

•             Effectively problem solve using the scientific method

•             Develop numeracy and literacy skill in the context of science.

 

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Science at Key Stage 3

KS3 science is taught over two years and as one subject through the Exploring Science teaching scheme. All three main disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are given equal time. Students receive four double lessons per fortnight in science for Year 7 and year 8. These lessons are a combination of practical and theory lessons, with regular activities to support student learning and attainment. Assessing without level tasks and tests provide quantitative data to support the tracking of students, to ensure that all students make good or better progress. Context drives our syllabus, helping to relate science to real-life concepts and experiences. A significant amount of homework is given as online tasks.

For a full list of topics that are covered please see the topic overview. 

Science at Key Stage 4

Science is compulsory at KS4. Students are taught either Separate Sciences or Combined Science GCSEs, which will be delivered over three years, enabling extensive opportunity to explore these subjects in depth.  Science is strong at Bonus with Triple Science being delivered by experienced subject specialists teaching all lessons.  Alternatively students study a double award option, gaining GCSE Combined Science to give them 2 GCSEs. Whichever route the students take there are plenty of opportunities for extra-curricular learning.

The exam board link for our Edexcel GCSE Sciences specifications is below: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html

Resources

The Science Department has 4 purpose-built science laboratories, one science classroom and nine specialist science teachers who all teach their specialism at Key Stage 4. We also have two dedicated technicians who provide us with the practical work that is crucial to helping children develop an understanding of the processes and theories in the subject. Each room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and we also have a set of lap tops to allow technology to impact in a positive way on the learning experiences of pupils.

Enrichment and Extra Curricular

The department runs weekly and very well attended after school club Science Club and Robotics Club on Wednesdays for Year 7 and 8 pupils. These clubs are fun and exciting, allowing all involved to explore science in innovative and inventive ways outside the curriculum. Year 9 and 10 students who are interested in taking science beyond KS4 attend regular outreach trips to Dulwich College to experience fun science outside the curriculum.

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  For more details please email the Head of Department Miss Carlin at

 CarlinC@bp.lewisham.sch.uk