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Science is the study of the world around us, how it functions and how it might change in the future. It's a lot more than a collection of facts and figures; it is a process for learning about the natural world, the study of elements of the Earth and beyond into the observable universe.

We can all have ideas about how the world might work or why something might happen, but science allows us to make predictions, design experiments and test those ideas. From the motion of particles too tiny to see to the life and death of giant stars in distant galaxies: the science department's goal is to start you on a pathway of discovery about the universe that will last a lifetime.

The achievement of your science qualifications at GCSE, whether that be following the Combined Science Award or the three individual sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, will open doors for you throughout your life. As a student of science, we will not only increase your knowledge and curiosity of science... we will make you into a scientist!  

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Spring

Summer

7

  • Working scientifically – practical skills
  • Energy – Energy costs and transfers
  • Organisms - Cells
  • Matter – Particle model and separating mixtures
  • Forces – Speed and gravity
  • Genes – Variation and human reproduction
  • Earth – Structure of the Earth and the universe
  • Waves – Sound and light
  • Ecosystems – Interdependence and plant reproduction
  • Reactions – metals and non-metals, acids and alkalis.
  • Electromagnets – Voltage, current and resistance.

 

8

  • Energy – Work, heating and cooling
  • Organisms – Breathing, movement and digestion
  • Matter – Periodic table and elements
  • Forces – Contact forces and pressure
  • Ecosystems – Respiration and photosynthesis
  • Reactions – Chemical energy and types of reactions.
  • Waves – Wave effects and wave properties
  • Genes – Evolution and inheritance
  • Earth – Climate and Earth’s resources
  • Electromagnets – Magnetism and electromagnets

9

  • Cell structure and movement
  • Cell division
  • Organisation
  • Atomic structure and periodic table
  • Structure and bonding
  • Energy and energy transfer by heating
  • Bioenergetics
  • Energy changes
  • Rates of reaction
  • Energy resources
  • Electric circuits and Electricity in the home
  • Infection and response
  • Chemical analysis
  • Molecules and matter
  • Atomic structure

 

10

  • Biology
  • Homeostasis
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical calculations
  • Chemical changes
  • Electrolysis
  • Physics
  • Forces in balance
  • Motion
  • Forces in motion
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Earth’s atmosphere
  • Physics
  • Wave properties
  • Electromagnetic waves

 

  • Biology
  • Required practical’s
  • Chemistry
  • Required practical’s
  • Physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Required practical’s

 

11 

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Homeostasis
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Cell structure and movement
  • Chemistry
  • Rates of reaction
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Earth’s atmosphere
  • Using resources
  • Atomic structure
  • Physics
  •  Electromagnetic waves
  • Electromagnetism
  • Forces
  • Wave properties
  • Conservation of energy
  • Biology
  • Organisation
  • Bioenergetics
  • Infection and response
  • Chemistry
  • Structure and bonding
  • Chemical calculations
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • Physics
  • Energy resources
  • Electric circuits
  • Electricity in the home
  • Molecules in matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Tailored revision in preparation for GCSE Examination

 

Science is my favourite subject because you get to learn new interesting things about the world and how everything works
Year 11 student