Science Curriculum

The science curriculum at Marlborough Road provides children with a:

  • Coherent, substantive knowledge of the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics that provides pupils with:
    • a secure, deep understanding of the nature, processes and principles of science through clear instruction and deliberate practice.
    • an ability to apply long-term knowledge to make predictions and connections between disciplines, and recognise the uses and implications of science in the wider world.
    • Gradual understanding of vertical concepts, taken from the Association for Science Education’s ‘big ideas’ in science.
  • Grounding in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to systematically approach challenging, scientifically-valid questions through:
    • Scientific Attitudes & Planning

            asking scientifically relevant scientific questions and designing controlled investigations.

    • Measuring & Observing

            learning how to use scientific apparatus like rulers and thermometers, and making systematic observations.

    • Recording & Presenting

            setting up data collection tables and presenting this data in a variety of charts and graphs.

    • Analysing & Evaluating

            interpreting and analysing findings; drawing conclusions and evaluating the reliability of investigations.

  • Excitement for science, that inspires a curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around them.

 

For more information, please download our overviews for science. 

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