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Science is the study of the world around us, how it functions and how it might change in the future. It's a lot more than a collection of facts and figures; it is a process for learning about the natural world, the study of elements of the Earth and beyond into the observable universe.

We can all have ideas about how the world might work or why something might happen, but Science allows us to make predictions, design experiments and test those ideas. From the motion of particles too tiny to see to the life and death of giant stars in distant galaxies: The Science Department's goal is to start you on a pathway of discovery about the universe that will last a lifetime.  

The achievement of your Science qualifications at GCSE, whether that be following the Combined Science Award or the three individual sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, will open doors for you throughout your life. As a student of Science, we will not only increase your knowledge and curiosity of Science... we will make you into a scientist!  

Curriculum information

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

7

  • Working scientifically – practical skills
  • Energy – Energy costs and transfers
  • Organisms - Cells
  • Matter – Particle model and separating mixtures
  • Forces – Speed and gravity
  • Genes – Variation and human reproduction
  • Earth – Structure of the Earth and the universe
  • Waves – Sound and light
  • Ecosystems – Interdependence and plant reproduction
  • Reactions – metals and non-metals, acids and alkalis.
  • Electromagnets – Voltage, current and resistance.

 

8

  • Energy – Work, heating and cooling
  • Organisms – Breathing, movement and digestion
  • Matter – Periodic table and elements
  • Forces – Contact forces and pressure
  • Ecosystems – Respiration and photosynthesis
  • Reactions – Chemical energy and types of reactions.
  • Waves – Wave effects and wave properties
  • Genes – Evolution and inheritance
  • Earth – Climate and Earth’s resources
  • Electromagnets – Magnetism and electromagnets

9

  • Energy
  • Atomic structure and periodic table
  • Cell Biology
  • Structure and bonding
  • Electricity
  • Organisation
  • Particle Model of Matter
  • Bioenergetics
  • Atomic structure
  • Energy Changes
  • Infection and response
  • Chemical analysis

10

  • Particle Model of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Infection and Response
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Chemical Changes
  • Energy Changes
  • Forces
  • Homeostasis
  • Rates of Reactions
  • Organic Chemistry

 

  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Waves
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Electromagnetism
  • Using Resources
  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

11 

  • Ecology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Using Resources
  • Electromagnetism

 

  • Organisation
  • Bioenergetics
  • Infection and response
  • Structure and bonding
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Atomic Structure
  • Tailored revision in preparation for GCSE Examination

 

 

I enjoy Science because we get to do practical lessons. I love it when we get to choose how to investigate something and plan the experiment.
Year 8 student
I find science an amazing subject and I always look forward to it. It’s so interesting to learn about molecules and how they bond and react together. I see myself as a chemist in the future!
Year 11 student