Science

Science

Mr S. Dow / Dr S. Marr

Examination Board: AQA SCIENCE

The students follow the AQA specification. From Year 9 all students will study three Sciences and be awarded GCSE certificates in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The aims of the course are for the students to:

  • Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, Science;
  • Develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods;
  • Acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how Science works and its essential role in society;
  • Acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further reading.

BIOLOGY

Head of Department – Dr S. Maudling

Students will study:

  • Cells;
  • Keeping Healthy;
  • Nerves and Hormones;
  • Adaptations;
  • Food Chains;
  • Decay processes;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Evolution;
  • Cells, Tissues and Organs;
  • Photosynthesis;
  • Populations;
  • Enzymes;
  • Respiration; Cell Division;
  • Speciation;
  • Exchange and Transport;
  • Homeostasis;
  • Human and the Environment.

The examinations will all take place in the summer of year 11 and will cover all material studied since the beginning of the course in year 9. In addition the students will be assessed on their practical skills throughout year 10 and 11. The practical assessment contributes 25% towards the final GCSE Biology Grade.


CHEMISTRY

Head of Department – Dr S. Marr

Students will study:

  • Chemical Structure & Bonding;
  • Useful Materials from Rocks;
  • Useful Materials from Metals;
  • Plant Oils;
  • Earth Science;
  • Quantitative Chemistry;
  • Rates of Reaction;
  • Chemical Equilibria;
  • Chemical Energetics;
  • Ions & Solutions;
  • The Periodic Table;
  • Acids & Alkalis;
  • Water Chemistry;
  • Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis.

The examinations will all take place in the summer of year 11 and will cover all material studied since the beginning of the course in year 9. In addition the students will be assessed on their practical skills throughout year 10 and 11. The practical assessment contributes 25% towards the final GCSE Chemistry Grade.


PHYSICS

Head of Department – Mr S. Dow

Students will study:

  • Electricity & Energy;
  • Wave Theory;
  • Radiation and the Universe;
  • Forces & Motion;
  • Electricity;
  • Radioactivity & Nuclear Physics;
  • Optics;
  • Moments and Electromagnets.

The examinations will all take place in the summer of year 11 and will cover all material studied since the beginning of the course in year 9. In addition the students will be assessed on their practical skills throughout year 10 and 11. The practical assessment contributes 25% towards the final GCSE Physics Grade.



Science


Science Description 2017