Science

Science
Staff List

Ms L Pervaze (HoD)
Ms R Qayyum
Mr D Panesar
Mr A Welch
Ms K Kinch
Ms S Addan

We teach the New National Curriculum to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics by:
  • developing skills to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • developing scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Through the content across all three disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), pupils are taught to:
Scientific attitudes:

  • to be able to use correct terminology e.g. accuracy, precision, repeatability and reproducibility.
  • understand that scientific methods and theories develop as earlier explanations are modified to take account of new evidence and ideas, together with the importance of publishing results and peer assess.
  • evaluate risks.

 

  • Chemical Reactions
    Particle Theory and Weathering
    Particle physics
    Electricity and Forces
    Ecology
    Cells, Tissue and Growth
    End of year assessment
  • Periodic Table
    Reactions
    Respiration and Circulation
    Healthy Bodies
    Energy and Motion
    Forces and Waves
    End of year assessment
  • At the start of Year 9 pupils will be taught KS3 Biology, Chemistry and Physics until February half term.  Spring term onwards pupils will be taught GCSE content (KS4) and coursework skills.
  • In year 10 and 11 students study AQA GCSE or BTEC.
    We teach Double and Triple Award GCSE science in Year 10 and 11. The GCSE course is 75% exam and 25% coursework. The coursework is carried out under exam assessment conditions. There are linear exam for Core Science Award at the end of Year 10 and Additional Science Award at the end of Year 11. Triple award pupils gain three science qualifications, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Chemistry:
    C1.1Fundamental Chemistry
    C1.2 Limestone and Building Materials
    C1.3 Extracting Metals and Alloys
    C1.4 Crude Oil and Hydrocarbons
    C1.5 Other substances from Crude Oil, Polymers and Ethanol
    C1.6 Plant Oils
    C1.7 The Earth’s Crust

    Physics:
    P1.1 Transfer of Energy
    P1.2Energy and Efficiency
    P1.3.Electrical Appliances
    P1.4 Generating Electricity
    P1.5Waves and the Universe

    Biology:
    Revision (already covered in Year 9).

  • Chemistry
    C2.1 Structure and Bonding
    C2.2 Structure influence
    C2.3 Atomic structure
    C2.4 Rates of Reaction
    C2.5 Endothermic and exothermic reactions
    C2.6 Acids and Bases
    C2.7 Electrolysis

    Biology:
    B2.1 Cells
    B2.2 Organs
    B2.3 Photosynthesis
    B2.5 Proteins and Enzymes
    B2.6 Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration
    B2.7 Cell division and inheritance
    B2.8 Speciation

    Physics:
    P2.1 Forces and their effects.
    P2.2 Kinetic Energy
    P2.3 Electrical Circuits
    P2.4 Mains Electricity
    P2.5 Radioactivity

    The BTEC course is equivalent to two GCSE’s,
    Principles of Science and Application of Science. Each qualification is 75% coursework and 25% exams.

    Principles of Science covers the following topics:

    • Unit 1: Principle of Science (25% exam assessment)
    • Unit 2: Chemistry and Our Earth (25% coursework assessment)
    • Unit 3: Energy and Our Universe (25% coursework assessment)
    • Unit 4: Biology and Our Environment (25% coursework assessment)

    Application of science covers the following topics and assessments:

    • Unit 5: Application of Chemical Substances (25% coursework assessment)
    • Unit 6: Application of Physical Science (25% coursework assessment)
    • Unit 7: Health Application of Life Science (25% coursework assessment)
    • Unit 8: Scientific Skills (25% exam assessment)


    Exam Board and Structure of Course

    BTEC – Edexcel
    GCSE – AQA

    Study at Home

    GCSE

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/videos/
    http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
    http://revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision

    BTEC

    BTEC revision guides and exercise books (available from the science technicians for £3.00 each)