Teaching Staff Miss E Boylan (Subject Leader)
Mr J Drane
Miss H Baylon
Miss K McLoughlin
Miss E Unwin
Year 7 and 8 students will spend 6 lessons per fortnight studying the following topics: Investigation Skills
Particles and Solutions
Cells, Organs and Tissues
Forces and Motion
Acids and Chemical Reactions
Reproduction
Heating and Energy
Interdependance and Adaptation
Light and Waves
Inheritance and Variation
Digestion
Atoms, Elements and Compounds
Sound and Hearing
Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
The Rock Cycle
Electricity and Magnetism
Forensics
Pressure and Moments
You will be assessed at KS3 by Baseline exam at the start of Year 7
Exam questions during every lesson
End of topic tests
End of Year 7 exam
End of KS3 SATS exam at the end of Year 8
Homework At KS3 – Once per week taking the format of either exam question practice, research, spellings or a creative project
Examination board Edexcel

 
KS4
 

Teaching Staff Miss E Boylan (Subject Leader)
Mr J Drane
Miss H Baylon
Miss K McLoughlin
Miss E Unwin
Year 9 students will study Biology
Key concepts in biology
Topic 2 – Cells and control
Topic 3 – Genetics
Chemistry
Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
Topic 2 – States of matter and mixtures
Topic 3 –Chemical changes
Physics
Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
Topic 2 – Motion and forces
Topic 3 – Conservation of Energy
Topic 4 – Waves
Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
Topic 6 –Radioactivity
Year 10 students will study Biology
Topic 4 Natural selection and genetic modification
Topic 5 – Health, disease and the development of medicines
Topic 6 – Plant structures and their functions
 Chemistry
Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
Topic 6 – Groups in the periodic table
Physics
Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
Topic 8 – Energy – Forces doing work
Topic 9 – Forces and their effects
Year 11 students will study Biology
Topic 7 Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
Topic 8 – Exchange and transport in Animals
Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles
Chemistry
Topic 7 –Rates of reaction and energy changes
Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth science
Physics
Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits
Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor Effect
Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction
Topic 14 – Particle model
Topic 15 – Forces and matter
You will be assessed by Combined Science
6 exams 1 hour 10 minute exams (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics)
Triple Science
6 exams 1 hour 45 minute exams (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics)
Extra-curricular opportunities STEM club (year 7 and 8)
Boosters (year 11)
Enrichment activities (Zoolab, birds of prey, STEM challenge days, University trips)
Examination board Edexcel