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NE12 Sixth Form

Science

Staff Members
Mr Andrew Williams (ADW) Curriculum Leader/Associate Assistant Headteacher
Mr Craig James (CAJ) Assistant Curriculum Leader
Ms Claire Moody (CLM) Assistant Curriculum Leader
Mr Callum Grange (CGR) Teacher
Dr John Greig (JAG) Teacher
Mr Daniel Narcross (DJN) Teacher / STEM Coordinator
Mrs Lucy Shipley (LMS) Teacher
Mr Andrew Withers (ACW) Teacher
Mrs Rachel Bell (RCB) Teacher - part time
Mrs Laura Middlemas (LMI) Senior Science Technician
Mrs Rachael Sharples (RES) Science Technician
Ms Lyndsey Richardson (LSR) Science Technician
Mrs Fiona Barclay (FBA) Teacher - Maternity Cover (part time)

Curriculum Intent

To provide students with exciting opportunities to develop scientific thinking, challenge misconceptions and enable secure understanding of significant scientific ideas to enable them to become confident adults; able to question what they read and make informed decisions for their future.

To provide the best possible experience and exposure to biology, chemistry and physics throughout KS3 to KS5 (whole schools intent it to provide the best possible educational experience).

To allow for progression of fundamental science principles building on their prior learning to enable all students to make progress (through KS3 to entry level, combined and separate science qualifications).

To develop key life skills including literacy and numeracy skills applied through science; experimental design; confidence in carrying out practical work; team work; problem solving, evaluating, explaining,  analysing and synthesising information within a scientific context.

To provide a curriculum that highlights career opportunities and STEM enrichment linked to each topic to link the abstract ideas in science to real life potential careers.

To enable students to develop secure knowledge and understanding required to be successful and achieve the best possible outcomes at KS4 and KS5.


Science Scheme of Work

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