In Science we provide a sound basis of sills and knowledge, encouraging our pupils to care for their own health and that of their environment. We aim to stimulate an attitude of curiosity through challenging the pupils in a variety of ways. Our lessons cover the 3 main areas of science; Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
YEAR 8–YEAR 10 COURSE OUTLINE
Safety in Science—measurement, learning to use science apparatus.
Chemistry—separation techniques, states of matter.
Energy—main forms, simple changes, resources.
Biology—life processes, classification, plant and animal reproduction, life cycles.
Electricity—static and current.
Materials—classification and uses.
Earth in space—solar system.
Heat Energy —transfer and conservation.
Biology—Human: cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, nutrition, health. Environment: food chains, food webs, man's effect on the environment.
Electricity—physical, chemical properties; temporary, permanent changes, manufacture of some in industry.
Chemistry—particle theory, elements, periodic table, mixtures, compounds, reactions.
Earth in space—movements of earth and moon.
Energy—forms, changes, resources.
Biology—Plant: systems, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition, reproduction, life cycle. Human: digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive systems, variation and inheritance, health.
Chemistry—atom structure, types of chemical reasons, reactivity series, gases.
Forces and Movement
Magnetism and electricity—uses of heating and magnetic effects of electric current.
Light and sound—revisit in preparation for Key Stage 3 exam.
Earth in space—revisit in preparation for Key Stage 3 exam.
YEAR 11 AND YEAR 12 COURSE OUTLINE
We follow the AQA syllabus for GCSE and there are two science awards that can be obtained. AQA GCSE Single Award Science Modular (Foundation and Higher Tiers) and AQA GCSE Double Award Science Modular (Foundation and Higher Tiers).