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Science

The aim in Science is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage with new ideas and concepts through exploring what interests them and understanding the natural phenomenon. Core to our approach is the idea that students should be able to learn through practical experiences, investigation and building on knowledge. Topics are themed to encourage students to think about how Science influences the world around them and how it will shape their lives and futures, in addition to how they can make a difference to world through science.

Science has a large range of equipment and resources to help enrich lessons from Year 7 to Year 11. We have 5 fully equipped laboratories, 2 teaching rooms and a science technician ensuring that students are supported in lessons to achieve excellence. We currently offer GCSE Combined Science, GCSE Triple Science and GCSE Entry Level Certificate (EDEXCEL).

Course Delivered

  • GCSE Combined Science (EDEXCEL)

 

Term by Term Subject Content

 

Year 7 Units

Biology

  • Cell structure & life processes
  • Movement
  • Ecosystems
  • Reproduction


Chemistry

  • States of Matter
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Mixtures and separation

 

Physics

  • Different forces
  • Current electricity
  • Energy stores and transfers
  • Understanding waves
  • Sound
Year 8 Units

Biology

  • The producers
  • Organ systems
  • Biological reactions


Chemistry

  • Metals and uses

  • Types of chemical reaction

  • Atmosphere & climate

  • The Earth’s atmosphere

 

Physics

  • Earth and space
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Density
  • Pressure
Year 9 Units

Biology

  • Cells
  • Digestion and enzymes
  • Cell division
  • Exchange/Transport
  • Respiration
  • Gas exchange & circulation

 

Chemistry

  • Atoms, elements & compounds
  • Periodic Table
  • Atomic structure and periodic table groups
  • States of matter & mixtures
  • Acids, bases and their reactions
  • Rates of reaction

 
Physics

  • Forces- Speed
  • Forces – Describing motion
  • Energy & efficiency
  • Heat & energy transfer
  • Waves including light and sound
  • Forces & work done

 

Year 10 Units

Biology

  • Health and Disease
  • Nervous system
  • Genetics and variation
  • Plants & photosynthesis
  • Hormones & homeostasis
  • Ecosystems and interactions


Chemistry

  • Calculations inc. masses
  • Bonding
  • Earth & atmosphere
  • Obtain & use metals
  • Reversible reactions

 

Physics

  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Resultant forces
  • Forces- Hooke’s Law
  • Particle model and density
  • Electricity and its uses
Year 11 Units

Biology

  • Evolution

 

Chemistry

  • Fuels
  • Electrolytic processes

 

Physics

  • Magnetism
  • Radioactivity

 

 For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Debbie Andrew (Subject Leader for Science)