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Science

Welcome to the Science Department

Lead Teacher

Miss D Browning
Science

The Team:

Mrs K Morgan

Mr S Cruddas

Mr T Evans

Ms T Goodchild

 


Introduction to the Department:

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In the Science Department we aim to help all students build and develop their ability to think as scientists. We firstly endeavour to help make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible and to generate enthusiasm and self-confidence in all students. Throughout both Key Stages, students study a wide variety of topics such as cells, periodic table and acids and alkalis.

Key Stage 3 Information:

Year 7:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Particle Theory

Digestion

Respiration

Cells

Speed

Heat Transfer

Forces

Electricity

Magnetism

Energy Transfer

Separating Mixtures

Sampling and ecosystems

 

Microbes

 

Year 8:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Reactivity

Acids and Alkalis

Photosynthesis

Genetics

Pollution and Global warming

Light and sound

Power and Voltage

Food chains and food webs Interdependence

Pressure

Space

 

Key Stage 4 Information:

Key stage 4 begins at the start of year 9 and all students are entered for combined students.

The top achievers will be entered for separate sciences at the end of year 10 and complete a separate GCSE for biology, chemistry and physics.

Current year 9 pupils will be assessed on 16-24 practicals in their exams at the end of year 11.

Examination Board used:                                      

We follow the AQA exam board for current year 9 and OCR gateway science for current year 10 and 11.

Qualification to be obtained:

Current year 10 and 11:

2 GCSE qualifications

  • Core and Additional science
  •  
  • Core and Applications of science btec

3 GCSE qualifications

  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics


Current Year 9

  • Combined science

Or

  • Separate science Biology, Chemistry and Physics