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We’re all about creating reactions

Science is an exciting subject that is always changing. At St Cuthbert’s we encourage our students to solve problems, debate issues and work as a team. They will learn how to to plan and carry out practical investigations, explore biotechnology, discuss global issues and discuss the ethics of Science.

As part of the core curriculum all of our students study Science throughout their school career at St Cuthbert’s. Split across Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, there are separate labs for each subject and opportunities to conduct exciting hands-on experiments.

Trips to external learning environments such as Chester Zoo and The Mond Science competition at Cronton College ensure students can see science in everyday situations and play an important role in developing their knowledge, skills and abilities.

Extra-curricular activities such as STEM club provide exciting place for any budding young innovators to come along and explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

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. 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.

Mr C Liptrot
Curriculum Leader Science

Mrs D Barker-Knowles
Second in Science Department

Ms A Davidson
Teacher of Science

Miss C Dowdeswell
Teacher of Science

Miss F Fletcher
Teacher of Science

Mrs R Hazlehurst
Teacher of Science

Mrs S Jacks
Teacher of Science

Mrs J Norton
Senior Science Technician

Science Curriculum Overview

Students will be studying Acids and Alkalis, energy and electricity, cells to the systems, particle theory, forces and ecosystems & feeding relationships.

Students will be studying Acids and Alkalis, Chemical reactions, Sound and light, Reactivity and materials, Electricity production and space, Respiration and gas exchange.

Students will be studying laboratory skills and maths in science; States of matter; systems in the human body; plants and photosynthesis; lifestyles and health; radiation and risk and preventing, treating and curing disease.

Students will be studying the periodic table, structure and boding, electricity, acids and alkalis, chemical change, carbon chemistry and states of matter.

Students will be studying physics 2 and chemistry 2 topics and revising and studying for their GCSE Exams.

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