· Announcement ·

Oakwood High School –  Year 7 and Year 9 Online Subject Parents Evening will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Please check on Go4Schools and work with your child to identify the Subjects/Teachers you would like to see. Further information on how to access your appointments will be sent nearer the time.

The booking system is now open. Please click on the link to access:- https://oakwoodhighschool.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/

 

Science

 

KS3 Learning Journey

Biology Learning Journey

Chemistry Learning Journey

Physics Learning Journey

Required Practical Learning Journey

Course Outline – What will I learn?

Skills – You will develop a set of investigative skills unique to Science, including how to use specialist equipment, how to plan and carry out an investigation and how to analyse data to draw valid conclusions. 

Knowledge – You will gain an understanding of all three Sciences and the key concepts involved with these- DNA, electricity, the periodic table, just to name a few!  You will also look at how scientific developments have changed the world around us and get the opportunity to discuss the ethical, social and moral impacts of scientific advancements.

Every pupil will get the opportunity to study Trilogy Science, but some of you may choose to take a more in-depth approach to their Scientific studies and opt to take Triple Science.  Along with a broader curriculum, pupils who take Triple Science are also given several opportunities to experience taster sessions of careers in Science, thus giving you a glimpse of where your studies could take you in the future.

How will it be assessed?

Trilogy

In Trilogy, you get two GCSE grades.  You sit two 75-minute papers for each area of Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and your two grades are an average of all the three papers.

Triple

In Triple, you get a separate GCSE (three GCSE grades) for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  You will sit two 105-minute papers for each Science and your grade is made up of 50% of each paper.

What parents need to know

Pupils are expected to complete all homework set, this can range from exam questions to key word quizzes and will vary throughout the course. Revision throughout the course is also expected and, to assist in this, all pupils are provided with a revision guide to be used in school.  This guide can be downloaded electronically, so that pupils can have access to this resource at home.

Potential further study and careers

Medical and forensics are perhaps the most popular careers following on from a science-based education.  There are many other specialist careers that Science could lead to, for example, zoology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, engineering.

Whatever future career/education choices you make, the skills learnt through the study of Science are applicable to many aspects of life.

Email: v.sayer@oakwood.ac

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