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SUBJECT OVERVIEW


The study of science fires pupils’ curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations.


The Science Department is made up of fifteen experienced specialist members of staff, together with four Laboratory Technicians. There are twelve well equipped Science Laboratories which are based in two separate buildings on the same site.  The Department is equipped with ICT equipment, textbooks and physical resources. 

Every Laboratory is equipped with a data projector and interactive white boards and we have a wireless network of laptop computers in each Science area with access to the school network, which carries a wide and growing range of subject-specific software.



KEY STAGE 3



In Key Stage 3, the scheme of work is based on Oxford Activate.



YEAR 7 TOPICS


Introductory Unit, Working Scientifically, Cells, Structure and function of body systems, Reproduction, Particles and their behaviour, Elements, atoms, and compounds, Reactions, Acids and alkalis, Forces, Sound, Light, Space.



YEAR 8 TOPICS


Introductory Unit, Health and lifestyle, Ecosystem processes, Adaptation and inheritance, The Periodic Table, Separation techniques, Metals and acids, The Earth, Electricity and magnestism, Energy, Motion and pressure.



YEAR 9 TOPICS


Detection in Science, New Technology in Science, Turning points in Science.




KEY STAGE 4


In Key Stage 4 we offer a variety of courses in order to provide a more personalised curriculum. In Year 10 the majority of students follow AQA GCSE Combined Science while some students follow a Separate Science course and others Entry Level Science.

 



COMBINED SCIENCE

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of different science ideas and contexts. You will develop your skills and understanding of how science works. You will undertake practical and investigatory activities throughout the course.


There are six written examinations at Foundation and Higher Level

The course will enable students who obtain the required grades to progress to GCE A Levels, BTEC Nationals and other

post 16 Science related programmes.



SEPARATE SCIENCES


You will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics and develop your knowledge and understanding of different science ideas and contexts. You will develop your skills and understanding of how science works.


You will undertake practical and investigatory activities throughout the course.


There are nine written examinations at both Foundation and Higher Level. This route is only suitable for those students who

have definitely decided to concentrate on Science. Students will be invited to study this course after year 10 assessments.



KEY STAGE 5


In Key Stage 5, A levels offered are OCR Chemistry, OCR Psychology, Edexcel Physics and AQA for Biology. We also offer BTEC Level 3 Applied Science.






DEPARTMENT STAFF


Mr P Ingram

Mr M Ainslie

Mr E Barford

Mr E Collinson

Mr R Ellison

Mr P Ford

Mr D Gillam

Mr T Mann

Miss S Partridge

Dr C Dearden  

Mrs N van Woerkom

Mr S Austin

Mr M Taggart

Miss A Vernon

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