Ms R Qayyum (HoD)
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:
- 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
Electricity and Forces
Cells, Tissue and Growth
End of year assessment
- Periodic Table
Respiration and Circulation
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.
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
P1.1 Transfer of Energy
P1.2Energy and Efficiency
P1.4 Generating Electricity
P1.5Waves and the Universe
Revision (already covered in Year 9).
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
B2.5 Proteins and Enzymes
B2.6 Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration
B2.7 Cell division and inheritance
P2.1 Forces and their effects.
P2.2 Kinetic Energy
P2.3 Electrical Circuits
P2.4 Mains Electricity
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
BTEC revision guides and exercise books (available from the science technicians for £3.00 each)