Science

Welcome to Science

Science is understanding the universe and how everything inside it works; from the impossibly small to the incredibly big, from the unbelievably slow to the incredibly fast.

Biology looks at how living organisms work and interact with each other, chemistry looks at the tiniest of building blocks, how they bond and react together and physics looks at understanding the physical world of matter and energy.

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Key Stage 3

The science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science: Trilogy or GCSEs in the separate science in Key Stage 4. Ten fundamental topics are covered in Year 7 which spans biology, chemistry and physics and focuses on both knowledge and its application. In Year 8 these same topics are visited but covered in more depth with new, more challenging content.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

Key Stage 4

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science: Trilogy

Biology Topics

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and Response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and Response
  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry Topics

  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Chemical Changes
  • Energy Changes
  • The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Using Resources

Physics Topics

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle Model of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Combined Science: Trilogy is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Biology

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and Response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and Response
  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
  • Ecology

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Biology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry

  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Chemical Changes
  • Energy Changes
  • The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Using Resources

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Physics
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle Model of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Space Physics

AQA Level1/Level2 GCSE (9-1) in Physics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

Key Stage 5

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology

  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • Organism Exchange Substances with their Environment
  • Genetic Information, Variation and Relationships Between Organisms
  • Energy Transfers in and Between Organisms
  • Genetics, Populations, Evolution and Ecosystems
  • The Control of Gene Expression

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry (including bonding, energetics, thermodynamics and acids and bases)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (including periodicity, transition metals and reactions of ions
  • Organic Chemistry (including hydrocarbons, aromatic chemistry and organic synthesis)

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Chemistry is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physics

  • Measurements and Their Errors
  • Particles and Radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and Materials
  • Electricity
  • Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics
  • Fields and Their Consequences
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Medical Physics

AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science

  • Principles and Applications of Science 1 (Periodicity and properties of elements, structure and function of cells and tissues and waves in communication)
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their applications
  • Principles and Applications of Science 2 (Properties and uses of substances, Organs and systems and Thermal physics, materials and fluid)
  • Investigative Project
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs A Lockwood, Acting Head of Department.

Enrichment Opportunities for Science

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.