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Exploring Science edition
Crime scene investigations
9D NC statements covered
At KS31 Key conceptsStatementTopic
1aUsing scientiﬁc ideas and models to explain
phenomena and developing them creatively to
generate and test theories.9Db1b
Critically analysing and evaluating evidence from
observations and experiments.
2aExploring how the creative application of scientiﬁc ideas can bring about technologicaldevelopments and consequent changes in the
way people think and behave.
all2bExamining the ethical and moral implications of
using and applying science.9Dc, 9Dd
Recognising that modern science has its roots inmany different societies and cultures, and drawson a variety of valid approaches to scientiﬁc
Sharing developments and commonunderstanding across disciplines and boundaries.9Da
2 Key processesStatementTopic
1aUse a range of scientiﬁc methods and techniquesto develop and test ideas and explanations.
Assess risk and work safely in the laboratory, ﬁeldand workplace.
Plan and carry out practical and investigativeactivities, both individually and in groups.9Da,9Db, 9Dd
Obtain, record and analyse data from a widerange of primary and secondary sources, includingICT sources, and use their ﬁndings to provide
evidence for scientiﬁc explanations.all2b
Evaluate scientiﬁc evidence and working methods.
Use appropriate methods, including ICT,
to communicate scientiﬁc information andcontribute to presentations and discussions aboutscientiﬁc issues.
3 Range and contentStatementTopic
Life processes are supported by the organisationof cells into tissues, organs and body systems.9Da,9Db, 9Dd
The human reproductive cycle includesadolescence, fertilisation and foetal development.
Conception, growth, development, behaviour andhealth can be affected by diet, drugs and disease.
All living things show variation, can be classiﬁedand are interdependent, interacting with each
other and their environment.
Behaviour is inﬂuenced by internal and external
factors and can be investigated and measured.
4 Curriculum opportunitiesStatementTopic
Research, experiment, discuss and develop
Pursue an independent enquiry into an aspect of
science of personal interest.
cUse real-life examples as a basis for ﬁnding outabout science.alld
Study science in local, national and globalcontexts, and appreciate the connections
between these.9DceExperience science outside the school
environment, including in the workplace, where
Use creativity and innovation in science, and
appreciate their importance in enterprise.
Recognise the importance of sustainability in
scientiﬁc and technological developments.9Dbh
Explore contemporary and historical scientiﬁcdevelopments and how they have been
9DdiPrepare to specialise in a range of science
subjects at key stage 4 and consider career
opportunities both within science and in other
areas that are provided by science qualiﬁcations.
jConsider how knowledge and understanding of science informs personal and collective decisions,
including those on substance abuse and sexualhealth.
9Dc, 9DdkMake links between science and other subjects
and areas of the curriculum.
Links with other units
Cells, organs, organsystems.
Sexual reproduction,human lifecycle.
8DEnvironmental factors.Behaviour.7CEnvironmental factors.8E
History – King Frederick II of Germany.
Citizenship – courts of law and how they work.History – trial by jury and the Magna Carta, Adolf
Skills opportunities for Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS),literacy, numeracy and ICT are included in the individual topic