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Science

Developing analytical thinkers that investigate the world around them.

 

A Scientist at OSSMA should be able to:

  • Accurately collect, present and record data
  • Understand scientific methodology and be able to plan and carry out scientific enquiries
  • Be able to use scientific equipment correctly and safely
  • Interpret and evaluate results and observations
  • Use correct symbols, units and equations
  • Use technical terminology accurately and precisely
  • Predict how things will behave
  • Understand the uses and implications of science today
  • Use Scientific ideas to explain the world around them

 

Science at OSSMA:

Science is at the root of everything that we see, from the technology that we use in our everyday lives to global issues such as climate change. With Scientific knowledge and understanding, we can protect, influence and improve the world around us. We must develop today the Scientists of the future to ensure that advancements in medicine, the environment, materials and technology (to name a few) continue.

 

Science also has benefits for the individual, developing communication skills during practical group work, analytical skills through the collection and interpretation of data and skills in evaluating the validity of evidence. With an increasing reliance on the internet as a source of information, our young people must be able to determine what information is relevant and reliable and this is a skill that they will learn through the study of Science.

 

Science will give students the knowledge and critical thinking skills that they will need to protect our environment for future generations. The field of medicine has made great advancements in recent years, but if we are to continue the increase in survival rates, find kinder treatments and new solutions we must have Scientists with a drive and determination to make a difference. In conclusion, studying Science and the knowledge and skills that it encourages, is a necessity for everyone.

 

In Year 7 students study:

  • Cell structure and magnification
  • Enzymes and organ systems
  • Separating mixtures
  • Rates of reaction
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Energy and resources
  • Pathogens, Defence and vaccination
  • Bioenergetics
  • Crude oil and Earth’s atmosphere
  • Atomic Structure
  • Density and Pressure
  • Radiation

 

In Year 8 Students study:

  • Atoms and the periodic table
  • Bonding
  • Magnetism
  • Waves
  • Homeostasis
  • Reproduction and Variation
  • Forces
  • Reactivity
  • PH and Neutralisation
  • Evolution
  • Ecology

 

In Year 10 students study:

Biology:

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and Response
  • Bioenergetics

Chemistry:

  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure

 

In Year 11 students study:

Biology

  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes

Physics

  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism