The Science Department aims to develop an awareness and enjoyment of a range of aspects of science among all students and to foster an awareness and appreciation of science. We prepare all students for their role in society by developing an awareness of the social, moral, economic, environmental and aesthetic implications of science. Each student develops the skills to use the scientific method, develop skills in analysing problems, research and evaluate information logically and critically, produce practical solutions, evaluate their own solutions and communicate their ideas effectively with others.

1.To specify the key knowledge and skills students need to acquire at each stage of their development.

2.To provide multiple opportunities for threshold concepts to be taught, built on and revisited over time.

3.To make links between the Sciences explicit.

4.To allow students to make meaning of the world around them.

5.To increase students’ Science Capital.

6.To promote STEM careers.

7.To promote a love of learning science

 

Meet our Team

Mr D Gallanders – Head of Science

Dr S George – Teacher of Science and Computer Science

Ms A Barnard – Teacher of Science

Ms M Ali – Teacher of Science and Head of Year 9

Ms A Parveen – Teacher of Science

Dr T Aslam – Teacher of Science and Head of Year 12

Mr C MacBean – Teacher of Science

Mr P Hegarty – Teacher of Science

Ms S Nathan – Teacher of Science

Ms E McCalla – Teacher of Science

Ms B Al-Shameri – Science Technician

Ms N Begum – Science Technician

 

Our KS3 and KS4 Biology Curriculum

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Year  7

B1.1: Cells

B1.1: Cells

B1.2: Structure & Function of Body Systems

B1.2: Structure & Function of Body Systems

B1.3: Reproduction

B1.3: Reproduction

Year  8

B2.1: Health & Lifestyle

B2.1: Health & Lifestyle

B2.2: Ecosystems & Processes

B2.2: Ecosystems & Processes

B2.3: Adaptation & Inheritance

B2.3: Adaptation & Inheritance

Year  9

B1: Cells & Transport

B1: Cells & Transport

B2: Cell Division

 

B3: Organisation & the Digestive Syste`m

B4: Organisation in Plants & Animals

B16: Adaptations, Interdependence and Competition

B16: Adaptations, Interdependence and Competition

Year  10

B2: Cell Division

B4: Organisation in Plants and Animals

B5: Communicable Diseases

B5: Communicable Diseases

B6: Preventing and Treating Diseases

 

B7: Non-Communicable Disease

B10: Homeostasis and Response

 

B13: Reproduction

 

B14: Variation & Evolution

Year  11

B11:Hormonal Coordination

 

B15: Genetics and Evolution

B17: Organising an Ecosystem

 

B18: Biodiversity & Ecosystems

B12: Homeostasis in Action

Revision

Revision

Exam

 

Our KS3 and KS4 Chemistry Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year  7

Particles

(phys/bio)

Elements, atoms and compounds

(phys/bio)

Chemical Reactions

Acids and alkalis

Year  8

The Periodic Table

(phys/bio)

Separation techniques

(phys/bio)

Metals and Acids

The Earth

Year  9

Atomic structure

The Periodic Table

Bonding and structure

(phys/bio)

Chemical Changes

(phys/bio)

Year  10

Quantitative chemistry

Quantitative chemistry

Rates of reaction

Energy changes

Electrolysis

Chemical analysis

Chemistry of the atmosphere

Year 11

Crude oil and fuels

The Earth’s resources

Organic reactions

Polymers and using resources

Revision

Exam

 

Our KS3 and KS4 Physics Curriculum

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

 

Year 7 

Forces

(chem/bio)

Sound and Light

(chem /bio)

Space

(chem /bio)

 

Year 8

Electricity/Magnetism

(chem /bio)

Energy

(chem /bio)

Motion and Pressure

(chem /bio)

 

Year 9

Energy, work and power

Conservation Laws

Energy transfer

Energy resources

 

Electrical circuits

(chem /bio)

 

Year 10

Forces in balance

(chem /bio)

Molecules and matter

Radioactivity

Space physics

(chem /bio)

 

Year 11

Force and pressure

(chem /bio)

Waves: light

Magnetism and electromagnetism

GCSE Examinations

 

Exam Specification

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

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