Science

Science (this page is under construction)

Science is the study of the natural world around us, from living things on Earth to the workings of the stars at the furthest reaches of the Universe. It is a core part of the curriculum, studied by all students until the end of Year 11, and is an essential part of education for young people growing up in a technological society such as ours. We take a very practical approach to Science, so that students learn not only what Science has already discovered, but also the skills of how to discover new things for themselves. This approach serves well to develop future scientists, engineers and medics, and also to equip everyone with the skills for life to enable them to identify dubious claims and bogus pseudoscience.

In Years 7 and 8 students will cover the following content in science.

Resources to help support students

Knowledge organisers – provide an overview of the content within a topic

Checklists - provide a detailed list of content covered within a topic

Knowledge PowerPoints – teaching resource used in classrooms

Homework sheets – worksheets will need to be completed at the end of every topic

In Year 9 all students Follow the AQA combined science Trilogy specification and the topics covered are as follows:-

Biology - Cell Biology, Organisation, Infection & Response

Chemistry - Atomic Structure & Periodic Table, Structure and Bonding & Properties of Matter, Quantitative Chemistry

Physics - Energy, Particle model of matter

During Year 9, all students must choose which Science course(s) they will follow during Years 10 and 11: Combined science or Separate science (optional) Include specification for Combined & separate science

In Years 10 and 11, students follow two pathways in Science:


In Year 10 the topics covered are as follows:-

Biology - Infection & response, Homeostasis & response, Variation & evolution

Chemistry - Energy changes, Rate & extent of chemical reactions, Chemical Analysis, Organic Chemistry, Our atmosphere, Using resources

Physics - Particle model of matter, Atomic structure, Forces, Waves, Electromagnetism


In Year 11 the topics covered are as follows:-

Biology - Inheritance, Variation & evolution, Ecology

Chemistry - Chemical changes, Rate & extent of chemical reactions, Organic Chemistry, Chemical analysis, Our atmosphere, Using resources

Physics - Forces, Waves, Magnetism, Electromagnetism, Space ( separate science only)


Resources to help support students at GCSE

Knowledge organisers – provide an overview of the content within a topic

Checklists - provide a detailed list of content covered within a topic

Knowledge PowerPoints – teaching resource used in classrooms

Homework sheets – worksheets will need to be completed at the end of every topic

Practice exam style questions – topic based and divided into Higher & Foundation tier. EW are the extended writing tasks students are expected to complete

Required Practicals – which make up 15% of the overall GCSE grade

Years 12 and 13

We offers three science-based A-Levels: A level Biology, A Level Chemistry and A Level Physics. All three courses are extremely popular and successful. Many of these students go on to study the Sciences, Engineering, Medicine or Veterinary Science at university, including at Oxford and Cambridge.