We believe that Science is best learned and understood through experimentation and investigation.

In lower school, lessons have a practical focus to allow students to develop their “can-do” skills and knowledge through direct hands-on experience. We look at examples of how Science is applied in the real world to encourage students to further develop their understanding before moving to more abstract Scientific concepts.

In upper school, students will study the new Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Combined Science course which allows them to continue a balanced approach to their Biology, Chemistry and Physics studies and results in a Double Science GCSE award.

 

Staff in the Science Faculty

Mr Paterson – Lead Subject Specialist
Mr Dutton – Teacher
Mr Merritt – Teacher
Miss O’Reilly – Teacher
Miss Bedwell – Teacher
Miss Moores – Laboratory Technician

 

The Lower School Science Curriculum

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Year 7

  • Cells A
  • Forces A
  • Particle Model A
  • Waves A
  • Particle Model B
  • Cells B
  • Forces B
  • Chemical Reactions A
  • Feeding the World A
  • Body Systems A
  • The Universe A
  • Chemical Reactions B

Year 8

  • Climate Change A
  • Genetics & Evolution A
  • Waves B
  • Chemical Reactions C
  • Body Systems B
  • Energy A
  • Particle Model C
  • Lifestyle & Health A
  • Energy B
  • Chemical Reactions D
  • The Universe B
  • Lifestyle & Health B

 

Useful Science links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills document

Edexcel GCSE Science specification

Edexcel GCSE Additional Science specification

Lower school Learning/ Revision resources

BBC Bitesize:     Biology          Chemistry          Physics

Upper School Learning/ Revision resources

BBC Bitesize Core GCSE:
Biology (B1) – Topic 1     Topic 2     Topic 3

Chemistry (C1) – Topic 1     Topic 2     Topic 3     Topic 4     Topic 5

Physics (P1) – Topic 1     Topic 2     Topic 3     Topic 4     Topic 5     Topic 6

BBC Bitesize Additional GCSE:
BBCBitesize revision