Science

Curriculum Intent

The science curriculum intent aims to help pupils make pertinent links between what they learn in Science lessons and the real world. The curriculum endeavours to expose pupils to relevant contexts and applications to the theory they study and where possible these should stem from a local/regional setting. Teachers in the department recognise that great teachers don’t just teach their subject, they teach and use the language of the expert. The curriculum encourages engagement in practical activities whenever possible in the form of both whole class activities and teacher demonstrations. Time in lessons is ring-fenced to deliver the essential skills scientists require and the department sees this aspect of science as important as exam board theory. Where opportunities arise, STEM ambassadors are brought into school to compliment the work undertaken in lessons. The department recognises its role in delivering the whole school cross curricular themes, especially given the unique moral and social responsibilities bestowed upon the field of science and the importance of science in the wellbeing of people and nature. When this curriculum intent is implemented, the result should be that pupils are inspired to be best that they can be and find that they have started paving the way for a potential career in STEM should this be the path that they want to choose.

Science

Curriculum Team

Curriculum Leader: Mr A Grenfell | Physics | Leads KS3, KS4, KS5.

Assistant Curriculum Leaders: Mr E Carassale (Biology & Physics) | Mrs Price (Biology)

Subject Teacher: Mr D Birtles | Chemistry

Subject Teacher: Mr C Boyle | Biology & Chemistry

Subject Teacher: Mr M Guest | Physics

Subject Teacher: Mrs R Horton | Chemistry & Biology

Subject Teacher: Mr R Milnes | Physics

Subject Teacher: Miss E Richardson | Science Technician

Subject Teacher: Miss G Sharp | Chemistry & Biology

Subject Teacher: Miss S Siddique | Chemistry

Subject Teacher: Mr S Varley | Chemistry

For further information or to discuss any subject within the department, at any key stage, get in touch via email: agrenfell@aldergrange.lancs.sch.uk

Careers / Future Options

There are a massive range of future study and careers options available following study of these subjects.

These subjects are compulsory at K3/4 and are available at A Level/BTec in our Sixth Form ‘ag6’.

The learning and skills developed in KS5 lessons support further studying these subjects at university.

If you enjoy Science as a subject you may want to consider the following career paths:

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Biology researcher
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Cell biologist
  • Data scientist
  • Earth scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Gene analyst/geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Plus many more…
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