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Science


Approach to Teaching

To develop and promote the natural inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, passion and creative talents of students for learning Science.

This approach is achieved by students:

  • Setting their own learning goals within each topic.
  • Planning investigations and obtaining sufficient data to support or refute a hypothesis.
  • Observing and reflecting on experimental data.
  • Identifying and solving problems by thinking creatively.
  • Assessing their own progress through extended writing tasks and exam questions.
  • Assessing the progress of their peers by offering constructive feedback.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

Year 7

Students will complete a short introductory unit followed by six units.

  • Introductory unit - Working Safely in a Lab
  • 7B1 Cells and Reproduction
  • 7B2 Plants and Photosynthesis
  • 7C1 Particle Model for Solids, Liquids, Gases and Solutions
  • 7C2 Simple Chemical Reactions
  • 7P1 Energy
  • 7P2 Forces and Space

 

Year 8

Students will study six units throughout the year.

  • 8B1 Food, Digestion and Respiration
  • 8B2 Feeding and Ecological Relationships
  • 8C1 Atoms and Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
  • 8C2 Acid, Alkali and Metal Reactions
  • 8P1 Energy and Electricity
  • 8P2 Light, Sound and Hearing

 

Year 9

Students will complete six shorter units during the autumn and spring term.

  • 9B1 Cells, Inheritance and Selection
  • 9B2 Fit and Healthy. Micro-organisms and Disease
  • 9C1 Patterns of Reactivity Energy Changes
  • 9C2 Rocks and Environmental Chemistry
  • 9P1 Magnets, Electromagnets and Electricity Production
  • 9P2 Speed, Pressure and Moments
  • During the summer term, students will prepare for their SATs and complete an introductory GCSE skills unit.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

Exam board Summer 2020 and beyond – EDEXCEL

Most students will complete GCSE Combined Science

GCSE Combined Science (1SC0)

All examinations are completed at the end of year 11. 6 exam papers (each worth 16.67%) – A mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Calculators may be used in the examinations. All papers to be completed at either Foundation tier grades 1-1 to 5-5 or Higher tier grades 4-4 to 9-9.

  • Paper 1: Biology (1SC0/1BF, 1SC0/1BH) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Biology, Topic 2 – Cells and Control, Topic 3 – Genetics, Topic 4 – Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Topic 5 – Health, Disease and the Development of Medicine.

 

  • Paper 2: Biology (1SC0/2BF, 1SC0/2BH) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Biology, Topic 6 – Plant Structures and their Functions, Topic 7 – Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis, Topic 8 – Exchange and Transport in Animals, Topic 9 – Ecosystems and Material Cycles.

 

  • Paper 3: Chemistry (1SC0/1CF, 1SC0/1CH) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Chemistry, Topic 2 – States of Matter and Mixtures, Topic 3 – Chemical Changes, Topic 4 – Extracting Metals and Equilibria.

 

  • Paper 4: Chemistry (1SC0/2CF, 1SC0/2CH) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Chemistry, Topic 6 – Groups in the Periodic Table, Topic 7 – Rates of Reaction and Energy Changes, Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth Science.

 

  • Paper 5: Physics (1SC0/1PF, 1SC0/1PH) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts of Physics, Topic 2 – Motion and Forces, Topic 3 – Conservation of Energy, Topic 4 – Waves, Topic 5 – Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Topic 6 – Radioactivity.

 

  • Paper 6: Physics (1SC0/2PF, 1SC0/2PH) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts of Physics, Topic 8 – Energy - Forces Doing Work, Topic 9 – Forces and their Effects, Topic 10 – Electricity and Circuits, Topic 12 – Magnetism and the Motor Effect, Topic 13 – Electromagnetic Induction, Topic 14 – Particle Model, Topic 15 – Forces and Matter

 

Triple Science

Three separate GCSE’s covering concepts in greater detail.

 

GCSE Biology (1BI0)

Examinations completed at the end of year 10. 2 exam papers (each worth 50%)– A mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Calculators may be used in the examinations. All papers to be completed at either Foundation tier grades 1 to 5 or Higher tier grades 4 to 9.

  • Paper 1: Biology (1BI0/1F or 1BI0/1H) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Biology, Topic 2 – Cells and Control, Topic 3 – Genetics, Topic 4 – Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Topic 5 – Health, Disease and the Development of Medicines.

 

  • Paper 2: Biology (1BI0/2F or 1BI0/2H) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Biology, Topic 6 – Plant Structures and their Functions, Topic 7 – Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis, Topic 8 – Exchange and Transport in Animals, Topic 9 – Ecosystems and Material Cycles.

GCSE Chemistry (1CH0)

Examinations completed at the end of year 11. 2 exam papers (each worth 50%)– A mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Calculators may be used in the examinations. All papers to be completed at either Foundation tier grades 1 to 5 or Higher tier grades 4 to 9.

  • Paper 1: Chemistry (1CH0/1F or 1CH0/1H) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts in Chemistry, Topic 2 – States of Matter and Mixtures, Topic 3 – Chemical Changes, Topic 4 – Extracting Metals and Equilibria, Topic 5 – Separate Chemistry 1.

 

  • Paper 2: Chemistry (1CH0/2F or 1CH0/2H) - Topic 1 – Key concepts in Chemistry, Topic 6 – Groups in the Periodic Table, Topic 7 – Rates of Reaction and Energy Changes, Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth Science, Topic 9 – Separate Chemistry 2

 

GCSE Physics (1PH0)

Examinations completed at the end of year 11. 2 exam papers (each worth 50%)– A mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions. Calculators may be used in the examinations. All papers to be completed at either Foundation tier grades 1 to 5 or Higher tier grades 4 to 9.

  • Paper 1: Physics (1PH0/1F or 1PH0/1H) - Topic 1 – Key concepts of Physics, Topic 2 – Motion and Forces, Topic 3 – Conservation of Energy, Topic 4 – Waves, Topic 5 – Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Topic 6 – Radioactivity, Topic 7 – Astronomy.

 

  • Paper 2: Physics 1PH0/2F or 1PH0/2H) - Topic 1 – Key Concepts of Physics, Topic 8 – Energy - Forces Doing Work, Topic 9 – Forces and their Effects, Topic 10 – Electricity and Circuits, Topic 11 – Static Electricity, Topic 12 – Magnetism and the Motor Effect, Topic 13 – Electromagnetic Induction, Topic 14 – Particle Model, Topic 15 – Forces and Matter.

  

 

Resources

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 10GCSE Summer 2019 - Eduqas exam information.pdfDownload
 1GCSE-9-1-Sciences-guide-for-parents Edexcel.pdfDownload
 2GCSE-9-1-Sciences-Command-words Edexcel.pdfDownload
 3GCSE-9-1-Sciences-Physics-equations Edexcel.pdfDownload
 4GCSE_CombinedScience_Specification Edexcel.pdfDownload
 5GCSE_Biology_Specification Edexcel.pdfDownload
 6GCSE_Chemistry_Specification Edexcel.pdfDownload
 7GCSE_Physics_Specification Edexcel.pdfDownload
 8Curriculum-map-2018_19 KS3.pdfDownload
 9Science-ks3-presentation.pdfDownload
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