Science Scope and Sequence
All Berwick graduates will earn at least three credits in Science. The expected sequence for the class of 2021 and earlier is Conceptual Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. To encourage choice and enhance student investment, the department plans to implement the IPC + IBC + 1 framework starting with the class of 2022. For the class of 2022 and beyond, the expected sequence will be IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry), IBC (Integrated Biology and Chemistry), plus one additional credit earned through completion of a Pinnacle course, year-long elective (i.e. Anatomy and Physiology) or sequence of three trimester electives. With guidance from the science department chair, new upperclassmen will choose from the menu of IPC/IBC trimester topics in order to fill gaps in their previous learning and adequately meet the department expectations for enrollment in elective and Pinnacle courses.