Welcome to the Science Department
Science is one of the core subjects that all students will study due to its importance in understanding the world around us and its relevance to a wide range of careers. During Key Stage 3, students will cover the important ideas in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will study topics that investigate the human body, the Earth and our atmosphere and how we use the energy we generate. At Key Stage 4 students will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in preparation for their GCSE exams. Students will either be entered for the three separate Sciences or the double award in Combined Science.
Throughout the five years, students will develop their scientific skills. This will include developing the ability to plan experiments, take measurements, analyse data and evaluate experimental techniques.
After following either, GCSE course students can choose to study the popular Science A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. Level three qualifications in Health & Social Care and Applied Science are also popular options and follow on naturally from GCSE Science.
Mr Richard Holroyd
Director of Science
Meet the Team
Mr Richard Oldroyd
Director of Science
Mrs Martine Salmon
Second in Science & KS4 Coordinator
Miss Laila Jelfs
Teacher & KS4 Coordinator
Mrs Stephanie Edwards
Mrs Samantha Johnson
Mr Trevor Gray
Mr William Greenwood
Mrs Waseema Hafiz
Mr Harry Deal
Mrs Jill Bardsmith
Teacher (DofE Co-ordinator)
Key Stage 3: Years 7 & 8 Overview:
During years 7 & 8 students develop and broaden the knowledge and skills they have from primary school. The emphasis is placed firmly on developing the foundations needed for their GCSE years. In both years 7 & 8 they will study the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics that make up the Key Ideas in Science. As well as developing their knowledge students will develop their skills through a range of practical activities.
Students will study units of work in each of the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each unit is carefully written to:
- Develop the key knowledge needed to progress to GCSE Science.
- Develop the skills required to plan and experiment, collect and record data, analyse and evaluate scientific evidence.
- Give the student feedback on their progress using assessments and tests.
In Year 7 students will study the following units:
|Cells||Particles||Earth and Space|
|Plant Reproduction||Earth and Atmosphere||Energy|
In Year 8 students will study the following units:
|Human Skeleton||Elements, mixtures & Compounds||Light|
|Inheritance||Chemical Reactions 1||Waves|
|Digestion||Chemical reactions 2||Forces|