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Welcome to Science


Sam Hewitt Head of Science
   
Louise Seymour Assistant Head of Science
Rebecca Wright Teacher of Science
Helen Jones Teacher of Science
Claire Holden Teacher of Science
Debra Robinson Teacher of Science and Social Sciences
Timothy Blackwell 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 and 10

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.

Key Stage 4 – Year 11 (2016-2017 only)

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


GCSE Core Science
Qualification received: AQA GCSE Science A
Assessment methods and schedule: 75% exam sat at the end of year 11 & 25% coursework completed within the classroom.

Content overview:

Biology:  Keeping Healthy, Nerves and Hormones, Use and Abuse of Drugs, Interdependence and Adaptation, Energy and Biomass in Food Chains, Waste Materials from Plants and Animals, Genetic Variation and its Control & Evolution
Chemistry:  The Fundamental ideas of Chemistry, Limestone and Building Materials, Metals and their Uses, Crude Oil and Fuels, Plant Oils and their Uses & Changes in the Earth and its Atmosphere
Physics:  Energy Transfers, Energy and Efficiency, Electrical Appliances, Generating Electricity & Waves for Communication and as Evidence
 
GCSE Additional Science
Qualification received: AQA GCSE Additional Science
Assessment methods and schedule: 75% exam sat at the end of year 11 & 25% coursework completed within the classroom

Content overview:

Biology:  Cells & simple cell transport, Tissues, organs and systems, Photosynthesis, Organisms & their Environment, Proteins - their functions & uses, Aerobic & anaerobic respiration, Cell division & Inheritance & Speciation
Chemistry:  Structure & bonding, Properties & Uses, Atomic structure, Analysis & Quantitative Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, Exothermic & Endothermic reactions, Acids, bases & Salts & Electrolysis
Physics:  Forces & their Effects, Kinetic energy, Current in Electrical Circuits, Mains Electricity & Power, Radioactive Decay & Nuclear Fission & Fusion

GCSE Biology
Qualification received: AQA GCSE Biology
Assessment methods and schedule: 75% exam sat at the end of year 11 & 25% coursework completed within the classroom.

Content overview:

Unit 1: Keeping Healthy, Nerves and Hormones, Use and Abuse of Drugs, Interdependence and Adaptation, Energy and Biomass in Food Chains, Waste Materials from Plants and Animals, Genetic Variation and its Control & Evolution
Unit 2: Cells & simple cell transport, Tissues, organs and systems, Photosynthesis, Organisms & their Environment, Proteins - their functions & uses, Aerobic & anaerobic respiration, Cell division & Inheritance & Speciation
Unit 3: Movement of molecules in & out of cells, Transport systems in plants & animals, Homeostasis & Humans & their environment

GCSE Chemistry
Qualification received: AQA GCSE Chemistry
Assessment methods and schedule: 75% exam sat at the end of year 11 & 25% coursework completed within the classroom

Content overview:

Unit 1: The Fundamental ideas of Chemistry, Limestone and Building Materials, Metals and their Uses, Crude Oil and Fuels, Plant Oils and their Uses & Changes in the Earth and its Atmosphere
Unit 2: Structure & bonding, Properties & Uses, Atomic structure, Analysis & Quantitative Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, Exothermic & Endothermic reactions, Acids, bases & Salts & Electrolysis
Unit 3: The Periodic Table, Water, Calculating & Explaining Energy Changes, Further Analysis & Quantitative Chemistry, The Production of Ammonia & Alcohols, Carboxylic acids & Esters

GCSE Physics
Qualification received: AQA GCSE Physics
Assessment methods and schedule: 75% exam sat at the end of year 11 & 25% coursework completed within the classroom

Content overview:

Unit 1: Energy Transfers, Energy and Efficiency, Electrical Appliances, Generating Electricity & Waves for Communication and as Evidence
Unit 2: Forces & their Effects, Kinetic energy, Current in Electrical Circuits, Mains Electricity & Power, Radioactive Decay & Nuclear Fission & Fusion
Unit 3: Medical Physics, Using Physics to make things Work & Keeping things.
 


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