Science

Science

 

Science is a practical subject that encompasses aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The broad spectrum allows opportunities to plan and carry out practical investigations, explore biotechnology, discuss global issues and discuss the ethics of Science.

Science is a core subject studied by all students at KS3 and KS4. All students study topics within Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At KS4, students work towards GCSE's in dual award science.

 

Miss N Tomlinson – Curriculum Leader

Mrs Davies- 2nd Curriculum Leader

Miss H Humes – Teacher of Science

Mr A Cardoo – Teacher of Science

Mr S Wood – Teacher of Science

Mrs K Hunter – Teacher of Science

Mr C Stabler – Teacher of Science

Miss S Cahill – Teacher of Science

Miss J Pennington – Senior science technician

 

Subject Content;

Year

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

7

- Cells and  Reproduction

- Diet and microbes

 

-Skills and safety

-Atoms, elements and compounds

-Particles and energy transfer

- Forces

 

8

-Respiration and Gas exchange

-Photosynthesis and ecosystems

-Acids, alkalis and chemical reactions.

-Reactivity and materials.

-Sound and light

-Electricity production and space.

9

-Inheritance and genetics

 

-Earth, atmosphere and resources.

 

 

Electricity, magnetism and motors.

 

 

Science 1

Biology 1

Chemistry 1

Physics 1

-Cell structure and transport

- Cell division

-Organisation and the digestive system

-Organising animals and plants

-Photosynthesis

-Respiration

 

-Communicable diseases

 

-Preventing and treating disease

 

-Non-communicable diseases

 

 

 

-Atomic structure

-The periodic table

-Structure and bonding

-Chemical calculations

-Chemical changes

-Electrolysis

-Energy changes

 

 

 

-Energy transfer by heating

-Energy work and power

-Energy resources

-Electric circuits

-Electricity in the home

-Molecules and matter

 

Science 2

Biology 2

Chemistry 2

Physics 2

- Hormonal coordination

- Reproduction

- Variation and evolution

- Genetics and evolution

- Adaptations, interdependence and competition

- Organising an ecosystem

- Biodiversity and ecosystems.

-Rates and equilibrium

- Crude oil and fuels

- Chemical analysis

- The Earth’s atmosphere

- The Earth’s resources

-Forces

-Motion

-Force and motion

 

-Wave properties

 

-Electromagnetic waves

 

-Electromagnets

 

 

Assessment;

Year

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

7

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

8

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

Test

Practical assessment

9

GCSE based Test

GCSE based Test

GCSE based Test

 

Students at GCSE will complete end of chapter assessments for all topics covered. These will be marked using GCSE criteria and graded using the 9-1 system.

Students will sit mock exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Year 10 & Year 11.