Science

Science

Welcome to our Science page

Our Science team:

  • Mrs SJ Morris – Head of Science
  • Mr J Hext – Science Teacher
  • Miss H Jones – Science Teacher
  • Miss J Glass – Science Teacher

The Science Department strives to maximise both classroom challenge and engagement with academic subject matter.

Links and Downloads

Exam Boards

BTEC – http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/about-us/qualification-brands/btec.html

GCSE – http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html 

Useful Links KS4

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/gcse/science/

revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html

Useful Links KS3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/science/

Recommended Books

Year 10:  Edexcel GCSE Science: Science Student Book
ISBN:978-1-84690-889-7

Year 11: Edexcel GCSE Science: Additional Science Student Book
ISBN:978-1-84690-883-5

Year 11 TS: Edexcel GCSE Science: Extension Units Student Book
ISBN:978-1-84690-886-6

Acronyms

BEAKER

B: build on your answers

E: equations – check and make suitable corrections

A: accuracy – check answers and make corrections

K: keywords – include key terms/words in improved answers

E: extension – complete set extension task from teacher

R: re-do wrong answers- ask for help and use reference materials

KS3 Science

KS 3 is split over three years and the following units are covered in each year group. We follow the exploring science SoW

Year 7

7A – Cells, Tissues, Organs and Systems
7E – Mixtures and Separation
7I – Energy
7B – Sexual reproduction in animals
7f – Acids and bases
7J – Current and Electricity
7C – Muscles and the Bones
7G – The particle model
7K – Forces
7D – Ecosystems
7H – Atoms
7L – Sound

Year 8

8A – Digestion
8I – Fluids
8F – The periodic table
8J – Light
8D – unicellular organisms
8G – Metals and their uses
8K – Energy Transfers
8G – Rocks
8B – Sexual reproduction in plants

Year 9

9F – Reactivity
9J – Electricity and Magnetism
9I – Energy and Electricity
9A – Inheritance
9G – Environmental Chemistry
9J – Satellites and Space
9B – Fit and Healthy
9H – Flying Machines
9D – Crime Scene Investigation

KS4 Science

We are currently Running the following courses:

Year 10 – Edexcel GCSE Core Science: Consists of 3 taught modules Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Physics 1, and a controlled assessment. Each section is equally weighted at 25% each.

Year 11 – BTEC Principles of applied Science: Consists of the four units identified below, which are all assessed via course work; students also sit one exam.

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Science Exam.
  • Unit 2 – Chemistry and our Earth.
  • Unit 3 – Energy and our universe.
  • Unit 4 – Biology and the environment.

BTEC Application of applied Science: Consists of the four units identified below, which are all assessed via course work; students also sit one exam.

  • Unit 5 – Application of Chemical Substances.
  • Unit 6 – Application of Physical Science.
  • Unit 7 – Health applications of Life Science
  • Unit 8 – scientific Skills Exam.

Edexcel GCSE Core Science: Consists of 3 taught modules Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Physics 1, and a controlled assessment. Each section is equally weighted at 25% each.

Edexcel GCSE Additional Science: Consists of 3 taught modules Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Physics 2, and a controlled assessment. Each section is equally weighted at 25% each.

Edexcel GCSE Triple Science: Consists of 3 taught modules Biology 3, Chemistry 3, Physics 3, and a controlled assessment. Each section is equally weighted at 25% each.



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