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Welcome to Science


Sam Hewitt Head of Science
Dr Louise Seymour Assistant Head of Science/Lead Practitioner
Lorraine Buckley Teacher of Science
Rebecca Wright Teacher of Science
Helen Jones Teacher of Science
Louise Clapham Teacher of Science 
Chris Dewsnapp Teacher of Science
Louise Edwards United Teach (Science)

Tom Crawford-Sharpe                  

Science Lab Technician


Key Stage 3 – Years 7 and 8
In Year 7 and 8 all pupils study an integrated Science course in line with the new national curriculum. The course is split into units rotating between the 3 core disciplines of science; biology, chemistry and physics.

Year 7 Topics

Particles
Chemical reactions
Energy
Cells, tissues and organs
Reproduction and variation
Forces
 
Year 8 Topics

Forces
Chemical reactions
Materials and the Earth
Reproduction and variation
Digestion and nutrition
Energy
Matter
Electricity
Forces in action

Key Stage 4 – Years 9, 10 and 11

Qualification received: 
AQA GCSE COMBINED SCIENCE TRILOGY (2 GCSE’s)
AQA GCSE BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSCIS (3 GCSE’s) 

Assessment methods and schedule: 100% exam sat at the end of year 11 

Content overview:
 
Most students will study GCSE Trilogy course at KS4 achieving two GCSEs that incorporate core concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with the option of Single Science selection in Year 10 achieving three GCSEs in the separate fields of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Both routes follow the AQA syllabus.

Biology: Cell biology, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance variation and evolution, ecology.

Chemistry: Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding structure and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of chemical change, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere.

Physics: Energy, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism.

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