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 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 R Islam 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 achieve 100% 3LP and 70% 4LP; through teaching AQA exam skills explicitly from Year 7 and the enjoyment of learning related to every day life.

KS3

Curriculum content and aims

KS3 forms the first two years of the science 5 year plan that leads ultimately to Double Award Science or Triple science GCSE in year 11.

Details of studies per year:

The Y7 programme of study includes:

  • Scientific enquiry
  • Biology topics: Cells, Reproduction, Variation, Classification
  • Chemistry topics: Particles, Elements and compounds, Chemical reactions, Acid reactions
  • Physics topics: Energy, Forces, Electricity and magnetism, Space.
  • The Y8 programme of study includes:-
  • Scientific enquiry
  • Biology topics: Life support, Keeping healthy, People and the environment, Shaping life
  • Chemistry topics: The periodic table, Inside materials, Metal reactions, The rock cycle
  • Physics topics: Heating and cooling, Light, Sound, Forces

How are they assessed: Regular unit tests, extended writing and termly mock examinations.

Home learning (frequency and expectations): Weekly of 30 minutes minimum duration.  

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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