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Science

Our team of thirteen specialist science teachers aims to:

  • Present their subject in ways which stimulate interest and scientific curiosity
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of scientific facts and concepts
  • Develop skills in experimental and investigative science
  • Encourage awareness of the ways that science and technology can affect our society and environment
  • Foster consideration of the moral dilemmas that can result from our scientific progress
  • Science is accommodated in seven well-equipped laboratories; two for each subject area. Practical work is supported by a team of enthusiastic, well qualified technicians.

Resources

Useful websites for revision include:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/

www.docbrown.info

Extra curricular

Students in triple science sets will have the opportunity to attend Science Live. In the past students have found these lectures interesting & inspiring.

Years 7 - 9

Year 7

We follow the National Curriculum for Science and use our own in-house schemes of learning. Topics covered include:

  • 7B1 - Cells and the beginning of life
  • 7B2 - Organ systems
  • 7C1 - Chemical reactions
  • 7C2 - Elements and compounds
  • 7P1 - Energy and matter
  • 7P2 - Electricity and magnetism

Year 8

We follow the National Curriculum for Science and use our own in-house schemes of learning. Topics covered include:

  • 8B1 - Health and the Human body
  • 8B2 - Plants and photosynthesis
  • 8B3 - Adaption and inheritance
  • 8C1 - Purity and separating substances
  • 8C2 - The Periodic table
  • 8C3 - Chemical reactions 2
  • 8P1 - Forces
  • 8P2 - Light and sound
  • 8P3 - Power and Sankey

Year 9

Science is taught as 3 subjects, Biology, Chemistry & Physics and all students are taught by 3 teachers (or on occasions 2 teachers). The top 2 sets (approx. half the year group) start GCSE Triple Science courses. Please see individual subject areas for GCSE topics. 

Topics taught non-Triple science groups are:

Biology

  • 9B1 Biodiversity and the Environment
  • 9B2 Key Concepts in Biology

Chemistry

  • 9C1 Resources, Earth and Atmosphere
  • 9C2 Materials and Metals

Physics

  • 9P1 Pressure and Space
  • 9P2 Force and Motion

Years 10 - 11

For years 10 and 11 view our BiologyChemistry and Physics pages.