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Subject Vision

The Ivanhoe Science Department is committed to developing curious, independent, critical thinking and highly motivated responsible learners, setting the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  We offer a diverse and balanced curriculum with engaging lessons and enrichment that enables outstanding progress for all pupils across all science disciplines. By building up a body of key foundational knowledge, concepts and skills, students will be able to recognise the power of evidence to rationalise and explain the world and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will understand how science can be used to explain, predict and analyse. At the conclusion of their school career, our students will:

Be confident and capable of applying their scientific knowledge to contemporary issues,

Make connections between scientific disciplines and

Be inspired to pursue post-secondary education or careers in the fields of science and engineering.

 

Key Stage 3 Objective Statement

At Key Stage 3 we feel it is important to develop practical and exam skills needed later on in their learning journey but also to capture their enthusiasm and passion from science from an early age so they engage with the core subject when they study it for GCSE. We therefore deliver our Key Stage 3 content through overarching big picture themes to try and link science to real life scenarios and practical applications.

 

 

Year 7 Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cells 

Forces 

Particles

Reproduction

Energy Transfer 

Acids and Alkalis 

Ecosystems 

Sound

Rocks 

 

Year 8 Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Digestion 

Speed and Pressure

Elements, Mixtures and Compounds

Evolution 

Heating and Cooling 

Chemical Reactions 

Breathing

Energy Resources

Light

 

Year 9 Topics

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Respiration 

Circuits 

Periodic Table 

Inheritance 

Waves 

Reactivity 

Photosynthesis 

Climate 

 

   

Year 9 End of Year Arrangements

Year 9 Hoodies Ivanhoe Alumni Hoodies are now available for year 9 students in navy, grey and red and are printed with the names of all year 9 students in the shape of the Ivanhoe Knights head on the back. Hoodies are priced at £20 each. Students can trade in 400 house points to reduce th...

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Year 7 Camp Out Trip

Year 7 Camp Out Trip

In March we took 80 students over to The Oaks Campsite near Loughborough for our Year 7 Campout. It was a long...

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Year 8 Survival Skills Trip

Year 8 Survival Skills Trip

After the past few years, our staff and students were incredibly excited to be heading to the woodlands of the...

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Year 8 Theatre Trip

Year 8 Theatre Trip

On Friday 6th May, the English Department took 45 nominated students to a production of –Much Ado Abou...

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Developing Our Careers Education

Developing Our Careers Education

As part of the Age-Range Change at Ivanhoe we are working to develop a 5 year plan for careers education that ...

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Year 9 Whitby Trip

Year 9 Whitby Trip

At the end of April, we took 64 year 9 students to North Yorkshire on our Year 9 Whitby Trip. Over the 3 days,...

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Year 8 London Trip

Year 8 London Trip

The sun was shining for our Year 8 London Experience trip earlier this month. 40 students enjoyed a packed...

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Loughborough Lightning Netball Trip

Loughborough Lightning Netball Trip

On 4th April, we took 46 of our netballers to Loughborough University for a fantastic trip. It was jam packed ...

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Mental Health week

Ivanhoe’s first Mental Health Week has been a huge success! We have had lots of activities on offer to promote positive things our students can do to support their mental health and well-being. We know that mental health is important every day, but it has been especially fantastic to spend the wee...

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Plas Gwynant Trip

Wow " what a fantastic experience we have had this half term, taking our students to Plas Gwynant for the first time since Covid-19. Every single student was an absolute credit to Ivanhoe and we were so proud of them all. They took part in a wide range of adventurous activities; including gorge...

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STEAM SHOW 2022

STEAM SHOW 2022

This March saw the return of the Ivanhoe STEAM Show for it's 5th year. Who could believe that the last show to...

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Ukranian Collection

Ukranian Collection

Thank you so much to all of our families and friends of Ivanhoe that so generously donated to our collection f...

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Sports Hall Fundraiser Launched

Sports Hall Fundraiser Launched

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Manchester City Football Development Trip

We were delighted to re-start our residential trip offers this year - our last Ivanhoe school trip was in early 2020! The PE department took 34 of our committed year 9 boys and year 8/9 girls football players in on a once in a lifetime football development tour to Manchester City FC. During this 3 d...

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Spotlight on Support - YoungMinds

Spotlight on Support - YoungMinds

At Ivanhoe we have an ongoing focus on the Mental Health of our youngsters and this week I would like to bring...

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Spotlight on Support - Kooth

Spotlight on Support - Kooth

Being the parent of teenager is a tricky business and we aim to offer as much help as possible to both parents...

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