Science

Curriculum Offered

Year 7

  • The particle nature of matter
  • Forces and pressure
  • Cells and organisation
  • Space physics
  • Atoms, Elements and Comounds
  • Pure and Impure Substances
  • Photosyntheiss
  • Energy Change and transfers
  • Electricity
  • Human Body
  • Visible Waves

Year 8

  • Food and digestion
  • Metals abd reactivity
  • Earth, Space and Beyond
  • Health and disease
  • Rocks and the Environment
  • Light
  • Respiration
  • Particles and solutions
  • Sound and hearing
  • The Working plant
  • Speed and pressure
  • ecology

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Go4SET STEM project with Year 9. This involves working on a project with external STEM ambassadors about different scientific principles and produced displays, models and presentations which will be presented at the RICOH arena later in the year. For the launch the students went to the NEC for the Science Big Bang Fair and had a wonderful time.
  • KS3 Science Club. Looking at Materials Chemistry in which we carry out a range of experiments on the modification of everyday materials to illustrate principles behind material science.
  •  Some Year 8 students are involved in a bronze crest award which is another STEM based project investigating rocket launches. Students are using water rockets and air rockets to investigate properties which affect the trajectory of the projectiles.

Year 12 biologists are involved in a project with the Natural History Museum in London called ‘The Microverse’. The students have samples the different surfaces around the school and set the samples off for analysis. Once analysed, reports will be sent back to school including a DNA fingerprint of our school micro organisms.

GCSE Additional Science

Type of qualification: GCSE Single Award

Specification Title: Edexcel Additional Science

Assessment:
Coursework component:
Centre Assessed Unit 25%
Examination component: One terminal exam 75%

What will you learn about?
Knowledge and understanding of Science and how Science works across Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

What skills will you develop?
Application of skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical, enquiry and data handling skills

How will you learn?
Throughout their GCSE Science course, candidates are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific communication skills and skills in ICT. These include:

  • recalling, analysing, interpreting, applying and questioning scientific information or ideas
  • using both qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • presenting information, developing an argument and drawing a
  • conclusion, using scientific, technical and mathematical language, using ICT tools.
  • collecting data from primary and secondary sources, using ICT sources and tools

What will this course help you to do post 16?
Students may progress to Science A levels with this qualification. Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments, research and education or in scientific analysis in hospitals, quality control and forensic science laboratories.

Job opportunities include research and development, aimed at providing practical solutions to problems within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and drink industries. Research scientists can also be found in defence and aerospace, energy electronics and telecommunications.

Who can I ask for more information?
Any of the Science Staff

GCSE Core Science

Type of qualification: GCSE Single Award

Specification Title: Edexcel Core Science

Assessment:
Coursework component:
Centre Assessed Unit 25%
Examination component: One terminal exam 75%

What will you learn about?
Knowledge and understanding of Science and how Science works across Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

What skills will you develop?
Application of skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical, enquiry and data handling skills

How will you learn?
Throughout their GCSE Science course, candidates are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific communication skills and skills in ICT. These include:

  • recalling, analysing, interpreting, applying and questioning scientific information or ideas
  • using both qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • presenting information, developing an argument and drawing a conclusion, using scientific, technical and mathematical language, using ICT tools.
  • collecting data from primary and secondary sources, using ICT sources and tools

What will this course help you to do post 16?
Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments , research and education or in scientific analysis in quality control and forensic science laboratories.

Job opportunities include research and development, aimed at providing practical solutions to problems within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and drink industries. Research scientists can also be found in defence and aerospace, energy electronics and telecommunications.

Who can I ask for more information?
Any of the Science Staff

GCSE Triple Science

Type of qualification: GCSE

Specification Title: Edexcel Biology/Chemistry/Physics

Assessment  per GCSE
Coursework component:
Centre Assessed Unit 25%
Examination component: Likely to be one terminal exam 75%.

What will you learn about?
Knowledge and understanding of Science and how Science works across Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

What skills will you develop?
Application of skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical, enquiry and data handling skills

How will you learn?
Throughout their GCSE Science courses, candidates are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific communication skills and skills in ICT. These include:

  • recalling, analysing, interpreting, applying and questioning scientific information or ideas
  • using both qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • presenting information, developing an argument and drawing a conclusion, using scientific, technical and mathematical language, using ICT tools.
  • collecting data from primary and secondary sources, using ICT

What will this course help you to do post 16?
Students may progress to Science A levels with these qualifications. Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments, research and education or in scientific analysis in quality control and forensic science laboratories.

Job opportunities include research and development, aimed at providing practical solutions to problems within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and drink industries. Research scientists can also be found in defence and aerospace, energy electronics and telecommunications.

Who can I ask for more information?
Any of the Science Staff

BTEC Applied Science

Type of qualification: BTEC First Awards

Specification Title: Edexcel BTEC First Award in Application of Science

Assessment: 120 guided learning hours 3 units of coursework 75% one external exam 25%, covering the Additional Applied Science curriculum.

What will you learn about?
Knowledge and understanding of Applied Science and how Science works across Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

What skills will you develop?
Application of skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical, enquiry and data handling skills

How will you learn?
Throughout their BTEC Science course, candidates are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific communication skills and skills in ICT. These include:

  • recalling, analysing, interpreting, applying and questioning scientific information or ideas
  • using both qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • presenting information, developing an argument and drawing a conclusion, using scientific, technical and mathematical language, using ICT tools.
  • collecting data from primary and secondary sources, using ICT

What will this course help you to do post 16?
BTEC First Awards offer progression to BTEC National Programmes, and Foundation Degrees. Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments, research and education within scientific analysis in hospitals, quality control and forensic science laboratories.

Job opportunities include research and development, aimed at providing practical solutions to problems within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and drink industries. Research scientists can also be found in defence and aerospace, energy electronics and telecommunications.

Who can I ask for more information?
Any of the Science Staff

BTEC Core Science

Type of qualification:  BTEC First Awards

Specification Title: Edexcel BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science

Assessment: 120 guided learning hours 3 units of coursework 75% one external exam 25%, covering the Core Science curriculum.

What will you learn about?
Knowledge and understanding of Core Science and how Science works across Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

What skills will you develop?
Application of skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical, enquiry and data handling skills

How will you learn?
Throughout their BTEC Science course, candidates are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific communication skills and skills in ICT. These include:

  • recalling, analysing, interpreting, applying and questioning scientific information or ideas
  • using both qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • presenting information, developing an argument and drawing a conclusion, using scientific, technical and mathematical language, using ICT tools.
  • collecting data from primary and secondary sources, using ICT

What will this course help you to do post 16?
BTEC First Awards offer progression to BTEC National Programmes, and Foundation Degrees. Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments, research and education within scientific analysis in hospitals, quality control and forensic science laboratories.

Job opportunities include research and development, aimed at providing practical solutions to problems within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and drink industries. Research scientists can also be found in defence and aerospace, energy electronics and telecommunications.

Who can I ask for more information?
Any of the Science Staff