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ENGLISH CURRICULUM AT LIFE WIRRAL

Imagine a School which will ensure its pupils develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and spelling to a high standard.

 

School pupils will be encouraged to explore and analyse a wide range of texts, with the aim of developing their individual tastes for different genres and textual styles and, in turn, fostering an enduring love of literature. By means of discussions, group work, drama and role-play, pupils will learn to express themselves in a confident, creative, imaginative and articulate manner to a variety of audiences.

 

In their writing, pupils will develop their skills of sentence construction, story writing and recording of information, with regard to grammatical and structural conventions, at the same time developing a wide vocabulary and the ability to write for different purposes.

 

LIFE Wirral Sports School strives to ensure its pupils develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and spelling to a high standard. Pupils will be encouraged to explore and analyse a wide range of texts, with the aim of developing their individual tastes for different genres and textual styles and, in turn, fostering an enduring love of literature.

 

By means of discussions, group work, drama and role-play, pupils will learn to express themselves in a confident, creative, imaginative and articulate manner to a variety of audiences. In their writing, pupils will develop their skills of sentence construction, story writing and recording of information, with regard to grammatical and structural conventions, at the same time developing a wide vocabulary and the ability to write for different purposes and audiences.

 

English is crucial to students’ learning in other subjects across the curriculum but also unique in the way it teaches students to become perceptive and critical readers of a wide range of different texts, from non-fiction and media texts to spoken language, plays, poetry and novels. The range of reading material utilised in English lessons means that students frequently encounter the fundamental values of Britishness that are enshrined in many texts from our literary heritage.

 

In addition, reading texts from other cultures helps foster an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance for others, regardless of their beliefs or background. This is reflected in the range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, which are available to borrow from our library. Enthusiasm is deepened through our celebration of world poetry book days.

 

Visits and workshops by published authors also enhance our curriculum.

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MATHS CURRICULUM AT LIFE WIRRAL

Imagine a school where students are provided with lively, interactive learning experiences, fostering their enjoyment of, confidence in, and enthusiasm for Mathematics.

 

The priority is to ensure that students grasp the fundamentals of the subject, so that they have a solid foundation for building their mathematical skills and knowledge to a high level. Students will thus learn number bonds and times-tables and will be taught a variety of methods for calculating mentally.

 

As students’ progress through the years they will be taught the skills needed for problem solving, algebra and more complex and abstract mathematical reasoning. They will have the opportunity to use the school’s ICT facilities in order to enhance their mathematical learning experiences.

 

Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a students’ ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables students to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, students learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of Mathematics.

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SCIENCE CURRICULUM AT LIFE WIRRAL

Imagine a school where students will explore the exciting world of science through a practical, hands-on approach to scientific study that encourages them to develop a sense of enquiry and an ability to solve problems.

 

Students will be able to explore resources that will inspire them to plan, conduct and evaluate experiments that will enrich their scientific knowledge of the world and develop their investigative skills. Students learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level. This is how we teach Science at LIFE Wirral Sports School.

 

Our curriculum is designed to offer a broad and balanced education in the core science subjects, preparing students not only to be successful at GCSE and A-level/Pre-U, but to develop the skill and passion to continue in the Sciences at university and as a career. Science is taught as a specialism from Year 9 upwards. At every level, the importance of scientific enquiry is foremost, developing the ability to formulate and test hypotheses, and analyse experimental data. Science has a major effect on our lives.

 

Students are encouraged to consider the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments and the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues involved. Students should also learn how scientific knowledge raises important questions for society, which in the United Kingdom, are addressed through the legislative and judicial processes of parliament and the courts respectively.

 

This enables our society to reach decisions about controversial issues such as assisted reproduction, cloning and animal experimentation.

 

The aims of Science are to enable students to:

 ask and answer scientific questions;

 plan and carry out scientific investigations, using equipment correctly;

 know and understand the life processes of living things;

 know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces;

 know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth;

 evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.

 You will study for the GCSE Combined Science or GCSE Chemistry, Physics, Biology

 

In Chemistry you will learn about atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, structure, and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of chemical change, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources.

 

In Biology you will focus on understanding yourself and understanding your environment, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution, ecology and key ideas. In Physics you will study energy transfer, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism and space physics.

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