Science

Ms Jackson - Head of Faculty
Miss Sandiford - Associate Head of Faculty
Mr Evans - Associate Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Science
Mr Mortimer - Teacher of Science
Mrs Isherwood - Teacher of Science
Miss Wictome- Teacher of Science
Miss Patel- Teacher of Science
Ms Alafiatayo - Teacher of Science
Mrs Quimby - Science Technician

Key Stage 3

Students are taught topics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics developed from the ‘Exploring Science’ courses on a rotational basis. The Year 9 curriculum has been developed to facilitate the transition of students to GCSE and, in the Summer term, students  complete three Biology topics of the new AQA GCSE Combined Science course.

Year 7

Term 1

  • Cells
  • Particle Theory
  • Reproduction
  • Energy Transfers

Term 2

  • Separating Mixtures
  • Electricity
  • Movement
  • Acids and Alkalis

Term 3

  • Gravity and Contact Forces
  • Interdependence
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Sound

Year 8

Term 1

  • Breathing
  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Pressure and Fluids
  • Digestion

Term 2

  • Simple Chemical Reactions
  • Light
  • Photosynthesis and Plant Reproduction
  • The Periodic Table

Term 3

  • Heating and Cooling
  • Respiration
  • Earth Structure
  • Space

Year 9

Term 1

  • The Atom
  • Energy and Waves
  • Genetics

Term 2

  • Chemical Reactions
  • Electricity
  • The Living World

Term 3

  • Start of GCSE
  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and Response

Key Stage 4 - Year 10/11

GCSE Combined Science

Students in Year 10 undertake the new AQA GCSE Combined Science. The subject content is split into Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics which are rotated over Years 10 and Year 11. The course is linear, which means that students will sit all of their external examinations at the end of Year 11. There is no controlled assessment in this GCSE, however students will be assessed on their practical skills through a number of required practicals during the course.

GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Students in our top sets study for three Science qualifications. The subject content is split into Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics which are rotated over Years 10 and Year 11. The course is linear, which means that students will sit all of their external examinations at the end of Year 11. There is no controlled assessment in this GCSE, however students will be assessed on their practical skills through a number of required practicals during the course.

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