Science

  • Miss K Jenkins – Head of Department
  • Mrs C Phillips – Second in Department
  • Mrs T Beaumont – Third in Department
  • Mr R Dewis – Teacher of Science
  • Miss A Lynas – Teacher of Science
  • Mr J O’Farrell – Teacher of Science
  • Mr D Poole – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs C Whitchurch – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs G Cousins – 1-to-1 Tutor
  • Mrs N Mercer – Senior Science Technician
  • Miss J Holden – Science Technician

Key Stage 3

Students cover the key stage 3 programme of study through 12 different topics, which cover all aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Each topic is focused around real-life applications of science to show students examples of the types of jobs that benefit from having a good understanding of the subject.

• Building and Construction
• Communications
• Entertainment
• Farming
• Food
• Manufacturing

• Rebuilding Humans
• Space Exploration
• Sport and Health
• Supplying Energy
• Tourism
• Transport

Every science lesson is focused on one of the following key skills that will set students up for a successful transition to GCSEs and include some aspect of SMSC:

Key Stage 4

Science A GCSE and Additional Science GCSEAQA

Biology Units: Keeping healthy, coordination and control, medicine and drugs, adaptations, feeding relationships, variation and reproduction, evolution, cells and tissues, photosynthesis, enzymes, respiration, inheritance and extinction.

Chemistry Units: Fundamental ideas, limestone and building materials, metals the their uses, crude oil, plastics, plant oils, the Earth, structure, bonding and properties, chemical analysis, rates of reaction, acid, alkalis and electrolysis.

Physics Units: Thermal energy, energy and efficiency, generating electricity, waves, the EM spectrum and space, forces and motion, energy and momentum, electrical circuits, atoms and radiation, nuclear and stars.

Further Additional Science GCSEAQA

Biology Units: Exchange of materials, transporting materials, controlling internal conditions, humans and the environment.

Chemistry Units: The periodic table, water, energy calculations, analysis, synthesis and organic chemistry

Physics Units: Medical physics, lenses and vision, moments and stability, swings and roundabouts, electromagnetism.

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

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Enrichment Activities

Year 7 Science Club – Monday
Year 11 GCSE Science – Thursday