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Science

Pupils follow General Science in years 7 and 8, in order to prepare them for GCSE Sciences from year 9 onwards. Please see the bottom of the page for homework information. In year 7 and 8 we rotate topics between classes to ensure that there is sufficient equipment for practical lessons.

Year 7 & Year 8 Subject Information

Year 7 Topics (9 classes rotating through these topics).

Cells, Forces, Sound, Light, Reproduction, Particles, Elements, Body Systems, Reactions, Acids and Alkalis, Space

 

Year 8 Topics (9 classes rotating through these topics)

Electricity, Energy, Motion, Health, Ecosystems, Inheritance, Periodic Table, Separation Techniques, Metals, Earth

Year 9 to 11 - Subject Information

Year 9 to Year 11 - GCSE

At GCSE we are following the new Pearson (9-1) course in the 3 separate sciences:

Pearson Qualifications

Year 11 will be doing 1 science in 2019. 

Year 10 will be sitting 2 of the 3 sciences in 2019, with the final science being sat in 2020 (Year 11).

Year 9 will be sitting 1 science in 2019, 1 in 2010 (Year 10) and a final science in 2021 (Year 11).

Each subject has 2 papers, each 1 hour 45 in length. There is no coursework in GCSE Science.

Year 9 Content

BIOLOGY

Key Biological Concepts, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, Disease and the development of medicine

CHEMISTRY

States of Matter, Methods of separating and purifying substances, Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Ionic Binding, Covalent Bonding, Types of Substance, Acids, Calculations involving mass, Electrolytic Substances

PHYSICS

Motion, Forces and Motion, Conservation of energy, Waves, Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, Radioactivity, Forces doing work, Forces and their effects.

Year 10 & 11 Content

BIOLOGY

Plant structures and their functions, Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis, Exchange and Transport in Animals, Ecosystems and Materials, Cycles

CHEMISTRY

Quantitative analysis, Groups of the Periodic Table, Rates of Reaction, Fuels, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemistry, Qualitative analysis

PHYSICS

Astronomy, Electricity, Static Electricity, Magnetism and Electomagnetism, The Particle Model, Forces and Matter, Waves, Radioactivity, Energy.

BTEC Level 3

Sixth form course information can be found in the sixth form courses page.

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Homework

Pupils in years 7 to 11 will have a worksheet given to them by the teacher or work set online.

GCSE homework is set online at https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com   Pupils are provided with a user name and password by their class teacher.

Revision

BIOLOGY REVISION HELP CAN BE FOUND HERE

CHEMISTRY REVISION HELP CAN BE FOUND HERE

PHYSICS REVISION HELP CAN BE FOUND HERE

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