Science

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

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

Year 8

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

Year 9

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

Year 10

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

Year 11

Biology
  • Plant structure and function
  • Animal coordination
  • Homeostasis
  • Exchange and transport in animals
Chemistry
  • 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*
Physics
  • 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?

School Trips

In the past we have run trips to Science Live, local universities for lectures and practical activities and a biology field trip!

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