Science

Who works in the Science department?

Mrs L Winter – Head of Department and Science Teacher

Mrs F Bell – Science Teacher

Mrs C Jones – Science Teacher

Miss B Beers – Science Teacher

Miss K Graham – Science Teacher

Miss E Grierson – Science Teacher

Mrs C Hardwick – Science Teacher

Ms L Boughey – Science Technician

KS3 students follow the United Learning Curriculum.

The United Learning science curriculum has the following features:

  • It takes a year-by-year approach to teaching the curriculum in years 7 and 8.
  • Each year is divided into topics across biology, chemistry and physics, but equally weighted across these three disciplines. Biology, chemistry and physics should therefore be broadly equal in weighting in terms of curriculum time for each of the three disciplines.
  • Across all of biology, chemistry and physics, there are 6 topics in year 7 and 6 topics in year 8.
  • Working Scientifically skills are developed throughout each of years 7 and 8.
  Year 7 Year 8
Biology

Cells, tissues and organs.  (7BC)

Reproduction. (7BR)

Ecological relationships
and classification. (8BE)

Digestion and nutrition. (8BD)

Chemistry

Particles. (7CP)

Chemical Reactions. (7CC)

Materials and the earth. (8CM)

The periodic table. (8CP)

Physics

Forces and motion. (7PF)

Energy. (7PE)

Light and space. (8PL)

Electricity and magnetism. (8PE)

Working scientifically -

developed as appropriate

through the topics

Scientific attitudes WSAT
Experimental skills and investigations WSSK
Analysis and Evaluation WSSK
Measurment WSME

 

Students at KS4 are directed onto the appropriate course for their GCSE qualifcations.

All students follow a course encompassing all three areas of Science:  Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Depending on suitability, they follow an appropriate course leading to the following qualifications:   

AQA Trilogy Science

This is a combined science qualification, which aims to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations.

It is similar to the current core and Additional Science GCSEs, and a double award: equivalent to two GCSEs.

AQA Separate Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Students following this GCSE pathway will complete three GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).  This course provides an excellent step up to further education in any of the three sciences.

All examinations are now linear; they all occur at the end of year 11.  There are six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.  In place of controlled assessments are required practicals, which students undertake throughout the course.  There are questions relating to these practicals within the exams.  Combined Science: Trilogy gives students the option to progress to A-levels in science or other subjects.

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