Year 7

Years 7 cover the three science subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 50 minute lessons. The aim of the course is to stimulate student’s enthusiasm and interest in science and to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, whilst introducing them to GCSE content and skills. Students will also be measured against key performance indicators; a set of skills that students should be able to master throughout the course of the year.

Biology – Cells, Reproduction, Interdependence and Movement and Control.

Chemistry – Acids and Alkalis, Particles, Elements and Compounds and Chemical Reactions

Physics – Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Forces and Space

 

 

Year 8

All three disciplines will continue to be taught. Students are presented with more GCSE content to help prepare them for starting their GCSE course in year 9 and assessments will be based on GCSE content to give you an accurate picture of your child’s current GCSE performance in science.

The topics that will be studied in this year are:

Biology – Life Support, Keeping Healthy, Genetics and Evolution and Application of Genetics

Chemistry – The periodic table, Sustainability, Metal Reactions and What’s in Rocks

Physics – Heating and Cooling, Light, Sound and Moving Around

 

 

Year 9

Students will begin their work covering the new AQA GCSE ‘Combined Science’ qualification. This will then lead on to either a double award or triple award for your child depending on the pathway they take. The following units will be covered this year:

Biology

Cell Biology

Organisation

Infection and Response

 

Chemistry

Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

Quantitative Chemistry

Chemical Changes

Energy Changes

 

Physics

Energy

Electricity

Particle Model of Matter

 

 

Year 10

Current year 10 students can access two possible routes that can lead to either a double award GCSE in combined science or 3 GCSEs in triple science. Students will study the following topics:

 

Biology

Bioenergetics

Homeostasis and Response

Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

Ecology

 

Chemistry

The Rate and Extend of Chemical Change

Organic Chemistry

Chemical Analysis

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Using Resources

 

Physics

Atomic Structure

Forces

Waves

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

 

 

Year 11

If students follow the single science pathway, they will cover the same content from the year 9 list. For students following double award science, they will be subjected to delivery of the previous two year’s material. For students, who are capable of the triple award, they will revise the previous two years’ content and also study the following:

 

Biology

B3.1 Movement of Molecules within Cells

B3.2 Transport in Plants and Animals

B3.3 Homeostasis

B3.4 Humans and their Environment

 

Chemistry

C3.1 The Periodic Table

C3.2 Water

C3.3 Energy Changes

C3.4 Further Analysis and Quantitative Chemistry

C3.5 Ammonia Production

C3.6 Alcohols, Carboxylic Acids and Esters

 

Physics

P3.1 Medical Application of Physics

P3.2 Using Physics to make things Work

P3.3 Keeping Things Moving

 

 

 

 

 

Science Department Staff

Mrs Amanda Graham – Second in Science

Miss J Varley – KS5 Science

Mr K. Owen – Director of KS4 Progress

Dr C Johnson

Miss R O’sullivan

Miss A Day

Mrs L Cummings

Mr B Roa Jurado

Miss Rebecca Marsden

Steph Theweneti – Senior Laboratory Technician

Claire Simpson – Laboratory Technician

 

 

Useful links:

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/interactive_gcse_science

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

http://revisescience.co.uk/2011/schools/otheraqa/choose.asp

https://smeatonlovesscience.wordpress.com/

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/additional-science-4408

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-4402

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-4401

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-4403

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