Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Science

“Knowledge is Power”

Purpose of Study

To develop young people who have the foundations to flourish in a scientific career and who understand the world around them.

Aims

Our aims: Oasis Science is founded on three core strands. We believe that these are integral for a successful Science curriculum!

Knowledgeable students

We want our students to be knowledgeable, curious learners who are able to apply their learning to the real world. We also want our students to be able to use scientific language confidently, plan and run investigations to test scientific theories and be able to critically analyse data and evidence provided to them.   Our curriculum prepares our learners to better understand the world they live in and make informed and wise choices.  The Oasis Science Curriculum prepares students with the fundamental knowledge needed to pursue a range of careers from medicine, to engineering, from astrophysics to careers in geo science.

Knowledgeable teachers

The Oasis Science Curriculum ensures that our teachers, at all stages of their career, are confidently developing the scientific Knowledge and skills of their students. Our curriculum ensures teachers have time to differentiate lessons for their students and are able to be consistent throughout their lesson sequences with other teachers within their departments with regards to their scientific terminology, lesson structure and assessments in order to share best practice and co-plan. 

Knowledgeable leaders

The Oasis Science Curriculum ensures Curriculum Leaders are not spending time ‘re-inventing’ the wheel.We want our Curriculum Leaders to be able to spend time effectively developing subject specific pedagogy within their teams, tracking the progress of their students and comparing this across not only their own schools but those within our network so that they can confidently identify gaps in students learning and put in place effective strategies to address these.

Science Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Particles

Types of reaction

Forces

Energy

Interdependence and cell

Reproduction and variation

8

Periodic table and materials

Chemical Reactions and the environment

Waves and Pressure

Electricity and Magnetism

 

Energy from food

 

Keeping Healthy

 

9

Chemistry Fundamentals

 

Investigative Chemistry

 

Energy and Waves

 

Forces

Cell Biology

 

Communicable Diseases

 

10

Human Biology

Plant Biology

Nuclear Physics, Radiation and Magnetism

Electricity and Astrophysics

 

Reacting Substances

Humans and the Earth

 

11

Evolution and Systems

 

Organic Chemistry & polymers

Application of forces

Revision

Examinations