How can I support my child to make progress in Science?
There are a lot of resources that can help you and your child to consolidate their understanding of the Science curriculum. You can also contact Miss Miller (Head of Science) or your child’s teacher(s) for additional guidance and suggestions.
One of the biggest factors in determining exam success for students in Science is the ability to recall information, and as such regular revision is imperative. Revision should be an active process; some of the links below are useful to help students begin their revision.
Science teachers use Epraise to record homework, but there are also many links and resources that have been uploaded to support your child.
Seneca learning https://www.senecalearning.com/
Seneca learning is an online platform for revision. The Science element is fantastic, and linked to the Year 7 and Year 8 programme of study and the GCSE specifications that we follow. Your child’s teacher will also have included a link in Epraise for them to follow to join an online class. Regular rewards and awards are presented to students that use Seneca constructively outside of school.
Bitesize was updated recently to ensure that it follows the 2014 National Curriculum for KS3, and each of the exam board specifications. There is a guide to each unit of study, videos and mini-quizzes for KS3, and for KS4 there are also interactive exam-style questions.
The links below are correct for AQA exam board.
KS3 Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zng4d2p
GCSE Combined Science https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/z8r997h
GCSE Biology https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7
GCSE Chemistry https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb
GCSE Physics https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm
There is an increasingly impressive bank of videos on Youtube that align to our specifications, including videos of the Required Practical Activities students must understand at GCSE. Please make sure that they are based on AQA when using them.