Welcome to Science
The Science Faculty at Cansfield aims to inspire independent thought and curiosity in order to develop a knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. We strive to provide the foundations for achievement and success by enthusing and encouraging our students and delivering a curriculum with rigour and challenge. We foster an enjoyment of Science and support our students in becoming independent and resilient life-long learners.
We deliver our Science lessons in eight specialist laboratories and provide regular opportunities for students to carry out practical work to support learning and engage our students. We look forward to working with our students each day and to help them recognise that a good work ethic can unlock their potential and allow them to be the best they can be.
In Science, we have a well-sequenced curriculum that considers progression of knowledge and skills. As our students undertake their learning journey, they engage with topics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology that broaden their knowledge of the world around them, from the micro to the macroscopic. Disciplinary skills, such as the development of scientific thinking, experimental skills, analysis and evaluating and the use of scientific vocabulary, are woven throughout the curriculum. Learning is assessed during lesson entry ‘4 L’s Retrieval’ tasks, low-stakes ‘Stop the Clock’ quizzes that explicitly assess recall and application of knowledge and rigorous termly assessments, which at Key Stage 4 are based on past-paper questions. We strive to produce learners that ask questions and communicate information accurately, make observations and draw conclusions based on them. To explain their thinking and to justify their decisions and search independently for information, when answers allude them.
Curriculum maps for Key Stage 3 and GCSE Science (Combined and the Triple option) can be found below. For GCSE Science we complete the AQA specification.