Science

Aims

KS3

Our aim is to “bring out the scientist in everybody”. As a team we are passionate about our subject and the wonder, challenge and inspiration it provides to so many young people.

Scientific enquiry is placed at the heart of teaching and pupils are expected to operate as scientists. We aim to ensure pupils’ natural curiosity is sustained and the ‘big ideas’ in science are referred to. Lessons are highly interactive with a focus on developing both practical skills and content knowledge. We will build upon techniques in practicals over the two year scheme.

KS4 GCSE Separate Sciences 

Science provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Students will be taught to appreciate how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described and studied in ways that help students to develop curiosity. They will gain insight into how science works and an appreciation of it within our everyday lives.

Biology
Key Subject Content: Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and Response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis, Inheritance and Ecology.


Chemistry
Key Subject Content: Atomic structure and Bonding, Quantitative Chemistry, Chemical Changes, Energy Changes, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry of the Atmosphere.


Physics
Key Subject Content: Energy, Electricity, Particle Model of Matter, Atomic Structure, Forces, Waves, Magnetism and Space.