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Science

Key Stage 3 

Students will develop a love of Science and an inquisitive mind: the goal is to inspire a life-long curiosity about the world around them, as well as the wider Universe. At Key Stage 3, students will secure their understanding of key scientific phenomena and theories and hone their scientific skills, through extensive practical investigation. This will allow them to plan, perform and analyse experiments. Through research and debate, students are supported to form balanced opinions about a range of controversial modern scientific issues and encouraged to critically analyse sources of information that could be misleading or biased.

 YEAR 7

 TERM 1

 Cells and Reproduction

 Particles and Forces

 TERM 2

 Fuel and Energy

 Earth and Space

 TERM 3

 Ecology

 Electricity

 

 YEAR 8

 TERM 1

 Periodic Table and Materials

 Human Biology

 TERM 2

 Light and Sound

 Chemical Reactions

 TERM 3

 DNA and Evolution

 Magnets and Motion

 

 YEAR 9

 TERM 1

 Cells and Human Biology

 Atoms and Bonding

 TERM 2

 Energy

 Disease

 TERM 3

 Quantitative Chemistry

 Electricity

GCSE Combined Science 

All students study Science at GCSE.

GCSE Combined Science students will build on their understanding of key scientific phenomena and theories in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, learning how these theories have changed and developed over time. They will learn how Science contributes to every aspect of our lives, from understanding how drugs trials are conducted and sewage is cleaned, to how metal is extracted and fibre optics work. GCSE Combined Science encourages students to evaluate controversial scientific scenarios and form balanced opinions on such topics as the use of genetic modification, stem cell research and the use of nuclear power. Students will continue to develop their scientific skills through challenging and extensive practical investigations and learn to critically analyse experimental practice and data.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Bioenergetics

 Homeostasis

 Reaction Rates

 TERM 2

 Electricity

 Radiation

 Genetics and Evolution

 TERM 3

 Forces and Motion

 Chemical Analysis

 Sustainability

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Waves and EM Spectrum

 Magnetism

 TERM 2

 Classification and Ecology

 Practical Skills and Numeracy development

 TERM 3

 Revision

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GCSE Biology 

At GCSE, Biology students follow a broad curriculum ranging from human physiology of the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain and eyes to genetics and cloning.  GCSE Biology encourages students to evaluate controversial scientific scenarios and form balanced opinions on such topics as the use of genetic modification, stem cell research, cloning and sustainable food production. Students will continue to develop their scientific skills through challenging and extensive practical investigations, learning to critically analyse experimental practice and data.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Bioenergetics

 Homeostasis

 Brain and Eye

 Fertility

 TERM 2

 Kidneys

 Genetics

 Cloning

 TERM 3

 Evolution

 Speciation

 Classification

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Ecology

 Sustainability

 TERM 2

 Biomass energy transfers

 Practical Skills and Numeracy development

 TERM 3

 Revision

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GCSE Chemistry 

GCSE Chemistry students will develop a deep understanding of the periodic table and the rules of mass and reactivity that govern it. They will learn how to conduct a range of experiments including electrolysis and titrations and apply Chemical theories to real life contexts such as: how to make plastics, fertilisers and batteries, how to extract metals and the detrimental effect of fossil fuel combustion. Students will continue to develop their scientific skills through challenging and extensive practical investigations, learning to analyse critically experimental practice and data.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Chemical Changes

 Reaction Rates

 TERM 2

 Hydrocarbons

 Polymerisation

 TERM 3

 Alcohols

 Chemical Analysis

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Sustainability

 TERM 2

 Practical Skills and Numeracy development

 TERM 3

 Revision and final exam preparation

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GCSE Physics 

GCSE Physics students will learn how Physics affects every aspect of our lives, from using radiation for cancer treatment, the use of ultrasound to detect enemy submarines to the use of electromagnets in motors. GCSE Physics students will build on their understanding of a broad range of key Physics phenomena including electricity, waves, energy, forces and space. Students will continue to develop their scientific skills through challenging and extensive practical investigations and learn to analyse critically experimental practice and data.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Electricity

 TERM 2

 Particle model of matter

 Radiation

 TERM 3

 Forces

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Waves

 Magnetism

 TERM 2

 Space

 Practical Skills and Numeracy development

 TERM 3

 Revision and final exam preparation

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