Cells and our body
Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
The Particle Model
The Earth and the Solar System
Plants and Photosynthesis
The effects of diet and lifestyle choices on the body
Elements and the Periodic Table
Reactions of Metals and Metal compounds
Energy and Forces
Electricity and Magnetism
Assessment will be carried out through regular topic tests and end of year exams throughout the Key Stage. Students will receive regular feedback including guidance on areas for development.
Students will also be assessed through online homework that will provide instant feedback with a mark, and information on areas of strength and those that need developing further.
You will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics under the guidance of subject specialists; all courses include an externally examined and an internally assessed element. The percentage weightings of these differ with the differing qualifications and each student will receive individual guidance on the route that is best for their individual needs. Science is a practical subject and this is reflected in the teaching of the course.
Either pathway 1 or 2 will prepare students for studying Science at A-level.
Students are taught in ability groups (Sets) in Science and we assess all sets on a regular basis, providing feedback to help you move forward and achieve to your full potential.
We have various text book resources for use in school and will recommend revision materials to support your learning outside school. These have been written especially for the OCR Gateway Science courses. We also subscribe to an online homework resource which can be used to help you prepare for exams.
If you have any queries, please contact Mr T Kennedy-Fowler, Head of Science – firstname.lastname@example.org