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CURRICULUM VISION

“A broad, stimulating and enjoyable curriculum, that engages, motivates and challenges all pupils, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to grow as individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their lives”

In Science, we incorporate the curriculum vision by:

Broad:

  • Teaching a range of topics across the sciences that stretch students’ knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • Topics such as fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and investigative skills.

Stimulating

  • Encouraging interest and enthusiasm through inquisitive and investigative learning that allows students to take ownership of their own discoveries and draw valid conclusions.

Enjoyable

  • In Science, a range of learning techniques are implemented to make the subject enjoyable and accessible for all students, e.g. research based inquiry, experimental and practical work as well as field studies.

Engaging

  • Developing an understanding and awareness of how real life situations and current affairs are linked to an understanding and appreciation for science such as health and disease, climate change and global warming, intensive cattle farming and technological advances.

Motivating

  • Making links between the different topics in Science and the potential careers that can stem from an interest in those topic.
  • Learning about future pathways after GCSE or Applied Science and the wide range of careers that a qualification in science can offer.

Challenging

  • Strengthening students’ examination skills by practising a wide range of revision skills and strategies throughout the course.  

Course Content

Year 9, 10 and 11 will be doing one GCSE science per year. GCSE exams are taken at the end of each year

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

Subjects covered in this course -

  • States of matter and separation techniques
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding (Ionic, Covalent and metallic)
  • Acids and Alkalis, Calculations
  • Metals and extraction
  • Chemical cells
  • Rates of reaction
  • Energy changes
  • Fuels
  • Earth and atmosphere
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Polymers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Chemical identity tests
  • States of matter
  • Separation techniques
  • Atomic structure
  • The periodic table
  • Acid and alkalis
  • Calculations

Staff

Homework

Pupils in year 9-11 will be given weekly revision tasks to complete for each topic covered.

This may include paper tasks or tasks set online at https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com

Revision

General Information (useful for Parents)

Students will study Chemistry GCSE for 1 year and take 2 exams, (Paper 1 and Paper 2), at the end of that year. This may be in year 9, 10 or 11.

A link to the Specification for the GCSE is below which gives details of the whole course and its content - Click Here

A GCSE Chemistry (Edexcel 9-1) Revision guide and workbook can be purchased from finance at a reduced cost - Click Here

Personal Learning Checklists = Paper 1 Personal Learning Checklists = Paper 2 

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Example Exams Questions / Model Answers = Paper 1  Example Exams Questions / Model Answers = Paper 2

Pearson website past papers - Click Here

SharePoint link to practice papers and mark schemes - Click Here

6 Mark questions and mark schemes - Click Here

Pearson website past papers - Click Here

SharePoint link to practice papers and mark schemes - Click Here

6 Mark questions and mark schemes - Click Here

Revision Materials/Sharepoint

Revision list (Paper 1) - Click Here
Revision List (Paper 2) - Click Here

SharePoint link to Chemistry revision - Click Here

(Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their usual password they use to log on to school laptops)

  • Chemistry 6 mark questions
  • Chemistry checklists
  • Chemistry practice papers
  • Keywords and key equations
  • Question and answer cards
  • Revision cards
  • Revision matts
  • Revision Powerpoints
  • Web links

The revision is updated regularly so content may vary.

Active learn link (Tasks will be set by the class teacher) - Click Here

BBC Bitesize Revision website - Click Here

Physics and Maths Tutor Revision website - Click Here

YouTube (Science and Maths by Primrose Kitten) - Click Here

 

Job Opportunities / Careers