Within the Science Faculty our aim is for students to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding of the world around us.

They will become science literate individuals and learn to develop analytical and evaluative skills and encourage curiosity.

What will I study?

Year 7

  • Cellular biology
  • Inheritance
  • The natural world
  • Particles and solutions
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Forces and motion
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Solar system

Year 8

  • Systems for survival
  • Biological processes
  • Evolution and inheritances
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Chemical reactions 2
  • Earth and atmosphere
  • Heating and cooling
  • Waves, light and sound
  • Electricity and magnetism

Year 9

  • Cells and Microscopy
  • Enzymes
  • Movement of molecules
  • Ecosystems
  • States of matter
  • Separating and purifying
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic table
  • Rates of reaction
  • Reactions of acids
  • Forces and motion
  • Forces doing work
  • Conservation of energy

Year 10

  • Cells and control
  • Genetics
  • Natural selection
  • Health and disease
  • Ecosystems and cycles
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Types of substance
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Extractions of metals
  • Electrolysis
  • Reversible reactions
  • Transition metals*
  • Momentum
  • Waves
  • Light and the EM Spectrum
  • Radioactivity
  • Astronomy*
  • Forces and their effects

Year 11

  • Plant structure and function
  • Animal coordination
  • Homeostasis
  • Exchange and transport in animals
  • Calculations involving masses
  • Energy in reactions
  • Rates of reaction
  • Groups in the Periodic Table
  • Dynamic equilibrium*
  • Chemical and fuel cells*
  • Organic Chemistry*
  • Qualitative analysis, bulk and nano*
  • Static electricity*
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Magnetism and the motor effect
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • The particle model
  • Forces and matter

*Triple Science students only

How will I be assessed?

Most students will follow the Combined Science GCSE, some students will follow the Triple Science GCSE.

Combined Science GCSE

Exam Board: Edexcel
  • Students will be assessed by six exam papers (two exams in each discipline)
  • Duration: 70 minutes each

Triple Science GCSE

Exam Board: Edexcel
  • Students will be assessed by six exam papers (two exams in each discipline)
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes each

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

What career could I have with a qualification in Science?

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Computer Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Information Systems
  • Nursing
  • Software Engineering

Careers which require a Science qualification include:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Animal Technician
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Microbiologist