S1 CURRICULUM

 

 

PLANNED LEARNING EXPERIENCES:

 

Development of Practical skills through:

¨      Scientific Skills introductory unit

¨      Carrying out practical activities

¨      Reporting on investigations

Experiencing CfE level 3 outcomes including:

 

Investigating habitats

Renewable energies

Importance of plants

Cells

Heat transfer

Forces and gravity

Models of matter in nature

Earth’s materials

Solubility

Colonising space

Climate change

 

 

Development of numeracy specifically through:

¨      Data handling

¨      Data analysis

Development of literacy, specifically through:

¨      Report writing

¨      Designing presentations

¨      Presenting to the class

Development of Health and Wellbeing, specifically through:

¨      Safety of themselves and others in the laboratory

¨      Social skills in group work

 

 

PROGRESS IS ASSESSED THROUGH:

 

Short knowledge based end of topic tests

Skills assessment through Investigation reports

Presentations

 

 

HOMEWORK

 

Set at regular intervals, normally every second week, where appropriate opportunities in the course arise.

Notes should be read over regularly and maintained in a neat format, eg no loose bits of paper or dog eared notebooks.