Welcome to the Science Department Pages
The Science department has seven subject specialist teachers in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, who share six laboratories and a classroom. The teachers are well supported by a senior science technician.
As a successful department, Science aims:
- to make lessons interesting and relevant to the real world
- to focus on personal progress allowing each pupil to reach their potential
- to use assessment for learning techniques to support and motivate individual learners
- to build pupil self-confidence to enable them to work independently
- to help pupils to develop their social skills to work co-operatively with others
All classes in years 7, 8 and 9 have three lessons per week, usually with one science teacher all year, who will teach KS3 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
See the table for the 2019-20 scheme of work overview:
|Y7 Units||Y8 Units||Y9 Units|
|B1. Cells and tissues||B7. Lungs and gas exchange||Cells|
|C1. Particles||C7. Periodic Table||Health and Disease|
|P1. Energy transfers||P7. Domestic and static electricity||Disease Prevention|
|B2. Reproduction||B8. Respiration||Enzymes|
|C2. Atoms and elements||C8. Extracting metals||Evolution|
|P2. Forces and effects||P8. Waves and sound||The Periodic Table|
|B3. Environment and adaptation||B9. Muscles and bones||Atoms|
|C3. Acids and alkalis||C9. Reactions of acids||Ionic bonding|
|P3. Electricity||P9. Light||Covalent bonding|
|B4. Variation and classification||B10. Inheritance and evolution||Alkali metals|
|C4. Solutions||C10. Describing chemical reactions||Electrolysis|
|P4. Energy resources||P10. Pressure, floating and moments||Acids and Alkalis|
|B5. Photosynthesis||B11. Drugs and health||Electromagnetic Waves|
|C5. Simple chemical reactions||C11. Earth and atmosphere||Electricity|
|P5. Magnets and electromagnets||P11. Heat transfer||Energy|
|B6. Food and digestion||B12. Microbes||Forces|
|C6. Compounds||C12. Innovative materials||Maths for GCSE Science|
|P6. Motion||P12. Exploring space||GCSE Core practical work|
Most classes in year 10 and 11 have at least five lessons per week.
See the Edexcel website for more information: http://qualifications.pearson.com/Science/2011/Issue_3.pdf
New Science GCSE
Since 2016-17 our year 10 and year 11 have studied the “new” linear 2-year GCSE, with all exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics taken in the summer term.
Pupils will be the first to get the new Combined Science “double” GCSE grades 9-1.
Assessment is all by exam.
Our top set take “Triple” –three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics – and have extra lessons.
See the Edexcel website for more information: