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1 S 3 Biology, Chemistry & Physics

2 S1/2 S3 Nat 4/5

3 Where do we want pupils to be at end of S3? Prepared with the skills to succeed in National 4/5 courses In any or all of the Sciences.

4 Context for developing skills InterestingChallengingEngagingEnjoyable Starting Point

5 Cross-Subject Interdisciplinary Skills Data interpretation, Problem Solving Data interpretation, Problem Solving Research Skills, Referencing Research Skills, Referencing Study Skills Study Skills Presentations Skills Presentations Skills Links to Real-Life/Industry/Careers Links to Real-Life/Industry/Careers Practical – Lab Skills (accurate/precise measurement), Analysis, Concluding, Evaluating, Problem Solving, design Experiments, report writing Practical – Lab Skills (accurate/precise measurement), Analysis, Concluding, Evaluating, Problem Solving, design Experiments, report writing Social Skills, Co-operative working Social Skills, Co-operative working Literacy, Numeracy, H&WB Literacy, Numeracy, H&WB

6 Increased Challenge

7 Rationale for Subject Choices Choice inherently motivating for pupils Choice inherently motivating for pupils Working within subject specialism allows teacher to focus on skills rather than wrestling with content Working within subject specialism allows teacher to focus on skills rather than wrestling with content allows pupils flexibility to run with an area of interest in greater depth allows pupils flexibility to run with an area of interest in greater depth Pupils better supported Pupils better supported

8 Differentiation Subject specialisation allows teacher to pitch level of work, phrase explanations, anticipate misconceptions, to stretch and support pupils of all abilities. Most differentiation by task, level of support and expectation of outcome.

9 Common Approaches Research-based project – using format from National 4/5 Research-based project – using format from National 4/5 Vocational links Vocational links Experimental write-ups - using National 4/5 format Experimental write-ups - using National 4/5 format

10 Assessment Assessment Clearly identified set of skills to be developed Clearly identified set of skills to be developed Building on the pupils individual S1/2 skills profile Building on the pupils individual S1/2 skills profile Common assessments across subjects (data handling, experimental analysis etc.) Common assessments across subjects (data handling, experimental analysis etc.) End of year exam End of year exam

11 Homework Core homework tasks all pupils to complete within their chosen subject(s) Core homework tasks all pupils to complete within their chosen subject(s) Frequency of homework common to all sciences Frequency of homework common to all sciences

12 Progression Pupils free to choose one or two Science(s) at National 4/5 in S4 Pupils free to choose one or two Science(s) at National 4/5 in S4 Independent of S3 Choices Independent of S3 Choices Focus on skills in S3 and design of National 4/5 courses will ensure pupils are ready for challenges ahead Focus on skills in S3 and design of National 4/5 courses will ensure pupils are ready for challenges ahead

13 Biology Environmental Science Environmental Science Monitoring Monitoring Biodiversity & Adaptations Biodiversity & Adaptations Lifecycles Lifecycles Cell Processes Cell Processes Cell division Cell division Respiration Respiration Biotechnology Biotechnology Multicellular organisms Multicellular organisms Plant & Animal growth Plant & Animal growth Homeostasis Homeostasis Animal Behavior Animal Behavior

14 Chemistry Periodic Table & Bonding Periodic Table & Bonding A Volatile History A Volatile History Chemical Reactions Chemical Reactions Bonding & Properties Bonding & Properties Nature’s Chemistry Nature’s Chemistry Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels Scottish Chemical Industry Scottish Chemical Industry A World without oil A World without oil Chemistry in Society Chemistry in Society The Metal Industry The Metal Industry Batteries Batteries New Materials New Materials

15 Physics Feel the Force Feel the Force Electricity Electricity Space Space Car Crash Physics Car Crash Physics Electronics Electronics Sound Engineer Sound Engineer How Dense are you? How Dense are you?


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