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Science

 

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Introduction

There are eight Science laboratories split over the two buildings. We are supported by two full-time laboratory technicians and one part-time lab technician.

Key stage 3 Science operates over two years (7 and 8). Students in Year 9 study a GCSE preparation course. There are two Science pathways offered in Key Stage 4; GCSE AQA Combined Trilogy Science, which is compulsory unless a pupil has an average grade of 6. In which case they can select GCSE Separate Sciences. Separate Sciences allows pupils to gain a GCSE in Physics, Biology and Chemistry (3 GCSE's). The Combined Science leads to 2 GCSE's.

 

Science LO Page

S.M.S.C link - We try to encorporate as much social, moral, spirtual and cultural links into our lessons. Science allows pupils to debate and share their views and in doing so uphold core British values.

I.A.G link - We also try to add as many real world links to Science. Often giving pupils advice on careers and salaries for jobs in certain sectors which are linked to the lessons we are teaching.

Staff

Mr S Z Naqvi – Director of  Learning: Science and Applied Learning

Mrs L. Millington – Assistant Head Teacher: Raising Attainment

Mr R. Fradley – Leader of Aspiration: Science

Mr A. Ahmed - Assistant Director of Science: KS3

Mr S. Kelly - Assistant Director of Science: KS4

Mrs S. Farooq - Teacher of Science

Miss N. Daniel - Teacher of Science

Miss R. Jehangir - Leader of Biology

Mr J. Windmill - Leader of Physics

Mrs D. Priest - Teacher of Science

Mr S. Scale - Leader of Aspiration: STEM

Miss T. Wilson - Teacher of Science

Mr M. Ahmed - Teacher of Science (Starting September 2017)

Ms S. Jamil - Teacher of Science (Starting September 2017)

Ms S. Begum - Teacher of Science (Starting September 2017)

 

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KS3

All students at Key stage 3 study a balanced Science curriculum based on the new national framework. Over the year the content is split into the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students study the key scientific concepts and processes in the following areas: life processes, reproduction, health, environment, particle theory, elements, compounds, patterns, energy, waves, forces and motion, and electricity. Students will be assessed throughout the year through a variety of assessments which include written examinations, practical skills and levelled assessment tasks.

 

 

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GCSE Separate Science: What will you study?

 

Year 10

Biology - Cell biology, organisation, infection/response and bioenergetics.

Chemistry - Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, properties of matter, energy changes, chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources.

Physics - Energy, electricity, forces and waves.

 

Year 11

 Biology - Homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution and ecology.

Chemistry - Structure, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, rate of chemical change, organic chemistry and analysis.

Physics - Particle model, atomic structure and magnetism/electromagnetism.

 

GCSE Trilogy - What exams will you have?

 

GCSE Trilogy - What exams will you have?

 

GCSE Trilogy - What exams will you have?

 

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GCSE Separate Science: What will you study?

 

 Year 10

 Biology - Cell biology, organisation, infection/response and bioenergetics

Chemistry - Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, properties of matter, energy changes, chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources.

Physics - Energy, electricity, forces and waves

 

Year 11

Biology - Homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution and ecology.

Chemistry - Structure, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, rate of chemical change, organic chemistry and analysis.

Physics - Particle model, atomic structure, magnetism/electromagnetism and space physics.

 

GCSE Separate Science Biology, What exams will you have?

 

 

GCSE Separate Science Chemistry, What exams will you have?

 

 

GCSE Separate Science Physics, What exams will you have?

 

 

 

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How we support pupils in Science

All of our KS4 pupils are given free Science revision guides. We recommend the CGP revision guides for the courses that our pupils currently do.

 

Handwriting checks and literacy checks are done withing the Science department marking policy. If a pupil's handwriting is not up to the standard expected then they may have to redo aspects of their work. If the handwriting is generally not up to standard then the pupils are referred to the English department for specialist handwriting support.

 

Close the gap marking is now a whole school initiative which actually started in the Science department. With this type of marking we can fill gaps in pupil learning and ensure progress over time. Pupils are also encouraged to self assess and peer assess their work using red pen.

 

 

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