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
In Year 9, students will complete a ‘transition to GCSE’ year where they will be introduced to some GCSE-level content. They will study the following topics:
Energy transfer by heating
Molecules and matter
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.
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 AQA 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 Miss L Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Science courses are a popular option in the 6th Form. Currently we offer A Level Biology (OCR), Chemistry (AQA) and Physics (OCR). Information on each of these courses can be found by using the following links….
Student outcomes are consistently high in the A level Sciences and every year we have students progressing to study science-bases courses at Russell Group universities across the UK.
The Science Faculty provide support for students applying for Medicine courses and we have an excellent track record of successful applicants.