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Science

Welcome to the Science Faculty

  • Mr P. Greenhalgh – Director of Science

  • Mrs K. Roberts – Assistant Head of Science

  • Mr A. Prescott – Lead Teacher

  • Miss S. Cloke – Lead Teacher

  • Mrs G. Hancock – Lead Teacher

  • Mr N. Dawson – Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator

  • Miss N. Okolowicz

  • Miss R. Martin

  • Mr A. Varden

  • Mr C. Howard – Science Technician

Science lessons are always practical based where possible to capture the imagination of pupils. The Key Stage 3 course runs over 2 years and Key Stage 4 course runs over 3 years.Pupils will be continually assessed internally at Key Stage 3 through written assignments and test papers and both internally and externally at Key Stage 4. This data is used to move pupils to the appropriate classes and assess whether the pupil is on the right course. Homework is given weekly via a variety of methods such as research and past exam questions.There are revision classes which take place after school for pupils who have exams approaching.These are also drop in sessions that are available for any pupils to attend if they are struggling with their work or feel that they need extra help.

Key Stage 3 Science

The Key Stage 3 Science course runs over two years.The table below shows the topic content covered across both years. KS3 Part 1 relates to year 7 and KS3 Part 2 relates to year 8.Throughout the course pupils will be assessed via written extended questions and will also sit an exam paper each half term. Each topic area includes a required practical that pupils complete to develop key skills that may be tested on GCSE papers now that the coursework element has been removed.

Key Stage 4 Science

The Key Stage 4 course runs over three years with all external examinations sat during the GCSE exam period at the end of year 11.

Throughout the three year course, pupils will be assessed via extended written questions, end of unit tests and mock examination papers. There are required practicals that take place throughout the different topics which focus on key practical skills. These are examined at the end of year 11 as a replacement for the coursework component.

Science Revision Resources 9 - 11

Biology

Chemistry

Science Revision Guides

Pupils sitting combined Science will need to purchase one of the following revision guides: 

  • AQA GCSE Combined Science Trilogy grade 9-1
  • Pupils with a target of 1-5 will need a foundation revision guide:   ISBN: 978 1 78294 560 4
  • Pupils with a target of 5-9 will need a higher revision guide:          ISBN: 978 1 78294 559 8 

Pupils sitting triple award Science will need to purchase the following revision guides: 

  • AQA GCSE Biology Grade 9-1      ISBN: 978 1 78294 556 7
  • AQA GCSE Chemistry grade 9-1   ISBN: 978 1 78294 557 4
  • AQA GCSE Physics grade 9-1        ISBN: 978 1 78294 558 1 

There are also revision workbooks that run alongside these revision guides containing practice exam questions if you wish to purchase these also.Previous orders have been placed through CGP books but they are also available through amazon, WH Smiths and other book shops