The Science department has 8 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.
The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The Science curriculum is designed to increase our pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding of the physical world around them, and to help them appreciate the relevance of science in their everyday lives.
Our curriculum has been built on the principles of interleaved learning: pupils will revisit and augment previous knowledge on a short, medium and long-term basis. We will also provide students with the skills they need to succeed in life; critical thinking, logical deduction, language skills, mathematical skills and the ability to analyse and interpret data.
The curriculum will also prepare students to achieve their full potential in GCSE science through outstanding teaching, strong discipline, accurate monitoring and meaningful intervention.
The Science curriculum will reference and embrace other subjects’ curriculums in order to fit in with the whole school vision of providing a coherent and accessible education for students of all abilities and interests.
The science curriculum is designed to develop personal qualities and cultural capital in all students in a wider context by giving them an understanding of (amongst other things): health issues (e.g. obesity, smoking, cancer treatments); moral issues (e.g. genetic modification); and environmental issues (e.g. nuclear and fossil fuels, global warming).
|KS3||YEAR 7||Cells, Reproduction, Muscles and bones, Ecosystems, Mixtures, Acids, Particles, Atoms and elements, Energy, Electricity, Forces, Sound.|
|YEAR 8||Food and nutrition, Plants, Breathing and respiration, Unicellular organisms, Combustion, periodic table, Metals and their uses, Rocks, Fluids, Light, Energy transfers, Earth and space.|
|YEAR 9||Force fields and Electromagnets, Plant Growth, Reactivity of metals, Forces and motion, Genetics and evolution,Making Materials, Transition topics for GCSE.|
|KS4||Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science
Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Biology
Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry
Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Physics
If you would like more information about our subject, or your child’s work in science, please contact the Head of Department: Mr Howarth