S1/S2 Science

Aims of the Course

The general aims of the Integrated Science Course in years 1 and 2 are to give pupils an introduction to a wide range of scientific experiences; an insight into the relationships between science and everyday life; some knowledge of basic scientific facts; an ability to identify and handle various pieces of science apparatus; to conduct scientific investigations, making and testing ideas, collecting results and drawing simple conclusions; develop the skills for future course and later life; and above all to enjoy their science.

These aims are achieved by studying various topics. Each topic will consist as far as possible, of: experiments, reporting, investigations, handling apparatus and varied exercises.

The Course

1st Year:

  • The Periodic Table
  • Properties of Matter
  • Cells and Cell Structure
  • Substances and Solutions
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Systems of The Body
  • Acids, Alkalis and the pH Scale
  • Friction and Forces
  • Biodiversity and Photosynthesis

2nd Year:

  • Chemical Reactions
  • Cells and Circuits
  • Microbes
  • Natural Resources
  • Space and Space Exploration
  • DNA and Inheritance
  • Environmental Science

(approx. 4 weeks per topic)

Assessment

This will be done throughout the course by short tests at the end of each topic which will assess the Knowledge and Understanding gained throughout each topic. We will also assess skills development through day to day work by highlighting success and sharing criteria required for future success.

Home Learning

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