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
  • Electricity
  • Energy and magnitism

Year 8

Biology
  • Systems for survival
  • Biological cyles
  • Evolution and inheritances
Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Chemical reactions 2
  • Earth and atmosphere
Physics
  • Heating and cooling
  • Light and sound
  • Electricity

Year 9

Biology
  • Cells
  • Microscopy
  • Cell transport
  • Enzymes
  • Cells and control
Chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Seperating and purifying
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic table
  • Rates of reaction
  • Heat and energy change
  • Earth and atmosphere
Physics
  • Forces and motion
  • Forces doing work
  • Conservation of energy

Year 10

Biology
  • Genetics
  • Natual selection
  • Plant structure and function
  • Ecosystems
  • Material cycles
Chemistry
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Types of substance
  • Groups in the Periodic Table
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Fuels
Physics
  • Waves
  • Light and the EM Spectrum
  • Radioactivity
  • Astronomy (Triple Science students only)
  • Forces and their effects

Year 11

Biology
  • Animal coordination
  • Homeostasis
  • Exchange and transport in animals
Chemistry
  • Obtaining ores
  • Electrolysis
  • Calculations involving masses
  • Reversible reactions
Physics
  • Static electricty (Triple Science students only)
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Magnetism and the motor effect
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • The particle model
  • Forces and matter

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?

After School Science Club

  • Available to students in Years 7 and 8
  • Mondays
  • C43

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?

What can I study with a Science qualification?

Courses you could study at university include:
  • Computer Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Information Systems
  • Nursing
  • Software Engineering

What career could I have with a Science qualification?

Careers which require a Science qualification include:
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Animal Technician
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Microbiologist