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The Junior Science course is an exciting and stimulating two-year science programme delivered in Years 7 and 8 to mixed ability classes (3 lessons per week).

The programme consists of a sequence of discrete units, each with a focus on a different and challenging area of science, incorporating elements of the Physical, Chemical and Biological sciences. The course is designed so that all pupils can be successful in ‘discovering’ science and to assist them in the development of scientific reasoning. Pupils explore scientific concepts through practical tasks, demonstrations and research activities. By encouraging careful observation and promoting active investigation, pupils collect data and facts; ideas are then shared and communicated using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables. Pupils are encouraged to work both independently and collaboratively on developing secure subject knowledge, investigative skills and scientific vocabulary. End of unit tests form the basis of assessment, together with an end of year examination.

Junior Science Club, which takes place during afternoon activity slots periodically throughout the year, aims to stimulate and challenge pupils further by fuelling their natural curiosity and allowing them to make discoveries and solve real scientific questions.


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