Science is taught by

Mr P Barton Curriculum Team Leader
Ms F Haque KS4 Coordinator
Mrs F Munshi Triple Science Coordinator
Mr I Rahman KS3 Coordinator
Mr L Obembe Science Teacher
Ms N Ahmed Science Teacher
Mr K Burke Science Teacher
Mr T Bergin Science Teacher
Mrs K Sankar Science Teacher
Ms N Sultana Transition Co-ordinator for Science & Science Teacher
Mr F Rashid Science Teacher
Mrs R Kumar Science Teacher
Mrs N Khan Science Teacher
Mrs S Akhtar Science Teacher
Mr M Attwood Science Teacher
Ms K Sugumar Science Teacher
Mr J Carr Science Teacher
Ms M Islam Science Teacher
Mr R Islam Science Teacher
Mr A Mahmood Science Teacher
Science Technicians are
Mr T Saini Head Technician
Mrs L Modhwadia Science Technician
Mr A Ludu Science Technician

The Science Department Vision

To understand and appreciate scientific reasoning and methodology to enable students to develop critical thinking and curiosity about the modern world.
 

KS3

Curriculum content and aims

KS3 forms the segment for the Science 5 year plan that leads ultimately to GCSE Award in year 11.

Details of studies per year:

The Y7 programme of study includes:

  • Scientific enquiry through a selection of practical learning scenarios.
  • Biology topics: Cells1, Organisation 1, Reproduction 1, Infection and response 1 and Variation 1.
  • Chemistry topics: Atomic structure 1, Particles, Structure and bonding 1, Chemistry of the atmosphere 1 and Chemical changes 1.
  • Physics topics: Energy 1, Electricity 1, Forces 1, Waves 1 and Space.

The Y8 programme of study includes:

  • Scientific enquiry through a selection of practical learning scenarios.
  • Biology topics: Cells 2, Organisation 2, Reproduction 2 and Infection and response 2.
  • Chemistry topics: Atomic structure 2, Structure and bonding 2, Chemistry of the atmosphere 2 and Chemical changes 2.
  • Physics topics: Energy 2, Electricity 2, Forces 2, Waves 2 and heating and cooling.

Each year group also contains a personalised route to support deeper learning for Study Plus pupils.

How are they assessed?

Combined end of unit tests, extended writing tasks and termly  examinations.

Home learning (frequency and expectations):

Weekly task set where pupils spend at least 30 minutes applying knowledge from previous learning.  

How parents/carers can support their child:

Access ‘Show My Homework’, to support their child with regular homework as well as project based homework.


KS4

Courses offered:  AQA Single science, Double Award Combined science, (trilogy); Triple science.

Curriculum content and aims

Y9, Y10 & Y11 form the years in which GCSE topics are taught, until Summer of Y11 when all 6 GCSE examinations are sat.

The philosophy of AQA is Science for all: We believe that science has something to suit students of all abilities and aspirations. The new, accredited GCSEs have been designed with this philosophy in mind; with the first exams in 2018, they will engage and challenge students to reach their scientific potential.

Details of studies:

Biology:

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism

How are they assessed

Biology Paper 1

What's assessed
Biology topics 1–4: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics.

How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE

Biology Paper 2

What's assessed
Biology topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.

How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry Paper 1

What's assessed
Chemistry topics 8–12: Atomic structure and the periodic table; Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter; Quantitative chemistry; Chemical changes; and Energy changes.

How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry Paper 2

What's assessed
Chemistry topics 13–17: The rate and extent of chemical change; Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Chemistry of the atmosphere; and Using resources.

How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE

Physics Paper 1

What's assessed
Physics topics 18–21: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE

Physics Paper 2

What's assessed
Physics topics 22–24: Forces; Waves; and Magnetism and electromagnetism

How it's assessed
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE

Home Learning (frequency & expectations)

Weekly of 2 hours minimum duration, (HL based on my-gcsescience.com and Required practical lab book)

How parents/carers can support their child

Access ‘Show My Homework’, to support their child with regular homework as well as project based homework.
Support with my-gcsescience.com HL
Encourage access to Kerboodle to practise past paper questions

Possible Careers:

Medical professions, research & develoment, quality assurance, engineering
Useful science related websites
Kerboodle
BBC Education
My GCSE Science

How parents or other members of other public can find out more about the curriculum/syllabus you are following:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science

Name of person in your department who parents can contact if they need more information about your syllabus:

Any of the leaders of the particular pathways listed on this page.

 

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