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?

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

Remote Learning

When the school has to close during term time or when we have students who have ‘enforced absences’ (for example who are shielding or self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic), we provide work to ensure that learning continues. 

While at home you will be set work in line with your normal timetable in school.

Please check the Google Classroom for your Science class and access learning materials and complete any work that has been posted there. If there is no specific work for you there, then you should access the work linked below during your Science lessons, while at home.

Year 7

Make use of these great resources from the Oak Academy. Use the links below for each of your Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons. You can work through each lesson and complete the worksheets/quizzes there.