Science

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Year 7 STEM day or trip
  • Year 7 Animals adaptations workshop
  • Year 8 STEM day and chick project
  • Year 9 Chemistry at work day
  • Year 12 Biology Field trip
  • All years British Science week

Year 7
Biology: Cells, organisation, reproduction,
Chemistry: The Earth, particles, elements and compounds, separating techniques,
Physics: Space, forces, speed, electricity and magnetism.

Year 8
Biology: Ecosystems, health, inheritance and adaptation,
Chemistry: Chemical reactions, the periodic table, acids and alkalis, metals and acids.
Physics: Energy, sound, light.

Year 9
Course Titles

Biology

  • Communicable diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Classification
  • Adaptations and interdependence
  • Ecosystem, biodiversity and food production

Chemistry

  • The periodic table
  • Rates of reaction
  • Fuels and feedstocks
  • Using materials
  • Ion tests
  • The atmosphere

Physics

  • Forces 1
  • National and global energy resources
  • Motion
  • Magnets
  • Energy transfer by heating
  • Waves and light

NB: No coursework, but required practicals completed throughout the course will be examined on the final papers.

Year 10

Course Titles

  • AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
  • AQA GCSE Biology (8461) (Set 1 only)
  • AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462) (Set 1 only)
  • AQA GCSE Physics (8463) (Set 1 only)

Biology

  • Cell structure
  • Cell division
  • Transport in cells
  • Digestive system
  • Bioenergetics
  • Plant tissues
  • The nervous system

Chemistry

  • Bonding and structures
  • Reaction of metals
  • Metals and reactivity
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Purity
  • Organic chemistry (Set 1 only)

Physics

  • Electricity 1
  • Energy stores
  • Particle model
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Atomic structure and radiation
  • Pressure (Set 1 only)

NB: No coursework, but required practicals completed throughout the course will be examined on the final papers

Year 11

Course Titles

AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
AQA GCSE Biology (8461) (Set 1 only)
AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462) (Set 1 only)
AQA GCSE Physics (8463) (Set 1 only)

Biology

  • Homeostasis and hormones
  • Reproduction
  • Variation,

Chemistry

  • Calculations
  • Electrolysis
  • Exo and endothermic reactions
  • Reversible reactions

Physics

  • Electricity 2
  • Domestic uses and safety of electricity
  • The motor effect
  • Space

NB: No coursework, but required practicals completed throughout the course will be examined on the final papers.

Year 12 Biology
Course title: AQA GCE A Level Biology (7402)

AQA-7401-7402-SP-2015.PDF

Biology molecules
Cells
Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Genetic information and relationships between organisms

Required practicals will be completed throughout which will be examined on the final papers and contribute to the CPAC certificate (common practical assessment criteria)

Year 13 Biology

Course title: AQA GCE A Level Biology (7402)

Energy transfers in and between organisms
Organisms’ responses to changes in their internal and external environments
Genetic populations, evolution and ecosystems
The control of gene expressions

Required practicals will be completed throughout which will be examined on the final papers and contribute to the CPAC certificate (common practical assessment criteria)

Year 12 Chemistry
Course title: AQA GCE A Level Chemistry (7405)

AQA-7404-7405-SP-2015.PDF

Physical chemistry: Atomic structure, Amount of substance, Bonding, Energetics, Kinetics,
Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc, Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
Inorganic chemistry: Periodicity, Group 2 the alkaline earth metals, Group 7(17) the halogens
Organic chemistry: Introduction to organic chemistry, Alkanes, Halogenoalkanes, Alkenes, Alcohols, Organic analysis

Required practicals will be completed throughout which will be examined on the final papers and contribute to the CPAC certificate (common practical assessment criteria)

Year 13 Chemistry
Course title: AQA GCE A Level Chemistry (7405) 

Physical chemistry: Thermodynamics, Rate equations, Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems, Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells, Acids and bases
Inorganic chemistry: Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides , Transition metals, Reactions of ions in aqueous solution
Organic chemistry: Optical isomerism, Aldehydes and ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives, Aromatic chemistry, Amines, Polymers, Amino acids, proteins and DNA, Organic synthesis, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Chromatography

Required practicals will be completed throughout which will be examined on the final papers and contribute to the CPAC certificate (common practical assessment criteria)

 

 

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