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Science

Miss Heath - Head of Science (Maternity
Mr Lowe - Acting Head of Science                    jlo@ifieldcc.co.uk
Miss Sumpter - Chemistry Subject Leader        hsu@ifieldcc.co.uk
Miss Bourne - Biology Subject Leader              cbo@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mr Harris - Physics Subject Leader                   mha@ifieldcc.co.uk 
Mr Pittaway                                                        cpi@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mr Birkenhead                                                   dbi@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mr Doyle                                                            mde@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mrs Horn - Senior Science Technician              rho@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mr Fagan - Science Technician                         gfa@ifieldcc.co.uk
Miss Leworthy - Science Technician Apprentice mle@ifieldcc.co.uk 

 

Science is about looking for answers to questions. At ICC we have based our science curriculum around this idea. The focus for the curriculum is on developing students who look to answer some of the bigger questions related to their future and the future of their planet. The curriculum builds on the scientific success, and failure, of the past, how it informs science now, and, on sciences role in shaping the future. This is then used to help students understand the present, and plan for their future. It has been designed to be cross-curricular, link to our local community, and continue to develop our links with other educational establishments beyond ICC.

The curriculum flows from one topic to the next, and from one year to the next. Post -16 the curriculum has been designed to flow on from KS4 regardless of whether students choose the BTEC or A level route.

Each lesson is set in a relevant context encouraging students to develop their practical and questioning skills, whilst working towards a better understanding of the questions being asked of science in todays world.

The content of the lessons is addressed via the KS 3 National curriculum for science, and AQA KS4 Trilogy science or triple science specification, AQA A level Biology, AQA A level Physics, OCR A level Chemistry, and, Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Applied Human Biology.

The careers and jobs of our students has been linked into the curriculum to ensure students are able to see the relevance of the science they study on a personal and global level.

Assessment is carried out informally each lesson and there is formal assessment at regular intervals throughout the year. The assessment takes into account the practical, mathematical, and analytical skills developed. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own level of knowledge and understanding, regularly, and this informs staff on student progress.

Science Curriculum 

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