Curriculum Area: Science
Subject Leader: Miss Dyson-Morris
Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy allows pupils to develop a good understanding of science and have access to the highest quality of Teaching and Learning in a newly equipped science laboratory.
It is our vision to create pupils with a lifelong love for science. Pupils are aware of the developments of science and how it has helped to shape our lives and the future. We work hard to deliver a diverse curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of our pupils at Bailey Street. We believe that all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes, and the uses of science.
We provide our pupils with wider opportunities in science and make links to other subjects. Challenging, engaging lessons are planned and delivered based on the specific needs of our pupils.
We develop our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the subject through practical science. Pupils learn skills such as how to use scientific equipment safely, accurately, and competently carry out tests, how to research and develop key scientific skills by working independently and as part of a team.
As a department, we pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of subject knowledge of science in our school through regular training and development. We use assessment for learning to better inform our teaching practice how we cater to the individual needs of each student. As a department, we encourage all students to use specific topic-related vocabulary. Through effective teaching of science, we aim to develop student’s knowledge in biology, chemistry, and physics.
Pupils are provided with regular opportunities to develop strategies for reflection, questioning, and thinking. We also monitor our pupils’ progress in science regularly with assessments and feedback to move learning forward.
Pupils are passionate and enthusiastic about science at Bailey Street. Students know what is expected of them in both their work and conduct in the science laboratory.
Providing pupils with quality feedback helps to move them on in their learning. Teacher judgements are moderated internally and externally by the exam board and at trust science meetings. At the end of each academic year, pupils demonstrate an understanding of science which will be further built on overtime.