From Monday 21st September, we will only offer grab bags (sandwich, drink and snack) during school lunch. Despite our best efforts to offer a hot meal at lunchtime, we are unable to do so whilst ensuring social distancing measures between year groups are maintained. Year 7, 9, and 10 students should return to school on Tuesday 22nd September. Students from Progress Group 8E should return on 23rd September.

Science

Science lessons are a journey of discovery of the natural world that can feed our students’ enquiring minds, helping to satisfy the natural curiosity with which we are born.

Our students view and value science as both a body of knowledge and a process for better understanding the world, and leave our lessons with a sense of awe and wonder at the natural world, wanting to learn more.

Students are inspired by a strong and determined team who cater for the needs of individual students and prepare them for a variety of courses and pathways.

As a practical subject, experimentation and investigation are at the heart of science learning. Students are encouraged to question what they observe in order to develop the inquiring minds needed in a scientific world.

CGP GCSE revision guides are available from our science staff. The guides cover the whole of the GCSE course and are crucial for success. We have a stock in school which means they can be collected immediately upon payment. The Combined Science guide is £5, and the Triple Science guides are £3 each (all 3 for just £9).

What do students study in Science?


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
7

Autumn: Matter. Ecosystems. Organisms. Electromagnets.

Spring: Reactions. Energy. Forces.

Summer: Earth. Genes. Waves.

8

Autumn: Forces. Matter. Ecosystems. Electromagnets.

Spring: Reactions. Organisms. Waves.

Summer: Genes. Energy. Earth.

9

Combined Science: Trilogy

Autumn: Atomic structure and the periodic table. Structure, bonding and the properties of matter. Cell biology. Organisation. Quantitative chemistry. Chemical changes. Infection and response.

Spring: Energy changes. Bioenergetics. Particle model of matter. Atomic structure. Energy. Electricity.

Summer: Revision and end of year exams. Recap/start paper 2 content.


Triple Science

Autumn: Cell biology. Atomic structure and the periodic table. Organisation. Structure bonding and the properties of matter. Quantitative chemistry. Electricity.

Spring: Infection and response. Quantitative chemistry. Electricity. Bioenergetics. Chemical changes. Atomic structure.

Summer: Revision and end of year exams. Energy changes. Homeostasis and response. Rate and extent of chemical change.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
10

Combined Science: Trilogy

Autumn: Waves. Magnetism and electromagnetism. Forces. Chemical analysis. Chemistry of the atmosphere. Homeostasis and response. Inheritance, variation and evolution.

Spring: Inheritance, variation and evolution. Using resources. Organic chemistry. Ecology. Rate and extent of chemical change.

Summer: Revision and end of year exams. Topic recap/start paper 2 content.


Triple Science

Autumn: Organisation. Quantitative chemistry. Atomic structure. Infection and response. Chemical changes. Particle model of matter. Forces.

Spring: Homeostasis and response. Remainder of forces. Energy changes. Inheritance, variation and evolution. Forces. Rate and extent of chemical change.

Summer: Inheritance, variation and evolution. Revision for end of year exams. Organic chemistry. Waves.

11

Combined Science: Trilogy

Autumn: Organic chemistry. Using resources. Rate and extent of chemical changes. Revision and exam questions.

Spring & Summer: Revision and exam questions.


Triple Science

Autumn: Inheritance, variation and evolution. Chemical analysis. Waves. Revision and mock exams.

Spring: Ecology. Chemistry of the atmosphere. Magnetism and electromagnetism. Catch up time and revision. Using resources. Space physics.

Summer: Revision and exams.

Exam Specifications