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The science curriculum at Sir John Leman High School is diverse to meet the needs of all students inclusive of ability, interest and future aspirations. At KS3 students follow a context based scheme of work with topics such as X Factor, Roswell, Dr Who and Spooks. This scheme of work is designed to develop an inquiring mind and spark an interest in the subject as well as cover all the key concepts of Chemistry, Physics and Biology required to build on at KS4. At KS4 we run 3 courses; Triple Science, Combined Science and a BTEC in Applied Science as a vocational route. At KS5 we have pathways for all students to take including A Levels in Chemistry, Physics and Biology and the Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science. Our ethos is ‘Science for All’ and our aim is to maintain and develop a curriculum that supports this.English Language and English Literature are undoubtedly among the most important and influential subjects learnt at school. From the necessary life skills of communicating through writing and speaking, to nurturing a   life-long love of literature, the English Department has something to offer every learner.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Welcome to Science
(An introduction to the practical skills required in Science)
Dinosaurs
(Volcanoes, fossils, meteorites and of course plenty of huge extinct reptiles)
Embarrassing Bodies
(From an egg to a grandparent; the human life cycle)
Spooks
(There’s been a crime and only your scientific skills can solve it)
X Factor
(Investigate the strange events in the X Factor house)
The Gadget Show
(Learn what makes gadgets work)
Fireworks
(The complete science of fireworks)
Dr Who
(Defend the Earth from the Galactic council and from human activity)
Roswell
(Something strange has landed on the planet; but what is it?)
Superstar Protection
(How will you protect a number 1 superstar?)
Invisible World
(Science: it’s all around you but you cannot see it)
Lost World
(How will you survive on the island; is there any hope of escape?)
Before Christmas:
Top Gear
(The physics behind speeding cars)
Transformers
(How is pressure useful when designing machines)
Mythbusters
(Develop scientific enquiry& practical skills whilst solving some scientific problems)

After Christmas:
GCSE Biology,
Chemistry and Physics
Or BTEC Applied Science

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