Vision/Intent

The Science curriculum ensures that children develop a curiosity and love of the world around them through offering a range of practical and theoretical learning. Pupils will understand the scientific problems facing the modern world and learn how to develop their scientific enquiries through their own and taught knowledge.

We aim to:

  • excite and inspire pupil through practical lessons 
  • develop and understand a range of knowledge through the topics of biology, chemistry and physics
  • ensure pupils have the scientific knowledge to use in the world today and the future.

KS3

At KS3 we ensure that we build on the scientific knowledge and concepts taught in KS2. We develop the pupils’ understanding of how to work scientifically in the following areas:

Biology

  • structure and function of living organisms
  • material cycles and energy
  • interactions and interdependencies
  • genetics and evolution.

Chemistry

  • the particulate nature of matter
  • atoms
  • elements and compounds
  • pure and impure substances
  • chemical reactions
  • energetics
  • the periodic table
  • materials
  • Earth and atmosphere.

Physics

  • energy
  • motion and forces
  • waves
  • electricity and electromagnetism
  • matter
  • space physics

KS4

In KS4 we follow the AQA combined science: trilogy. There are six written papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas covered throughout KS4. Each written paper is 1hr 15mins. The pupils’ final Double award (eg 9-9, 9-8). is based on the total across all six papers.

Biology Topics

Chemistry Topics

Physics Topics

Cell Biology

Atomic Structure 

Energy 

Organisation

Bonding 

Electricity 

Infection and Response

Quantitative Chemistry

Particle Matter

Bioenergetics

Chemical Changes

Atomic Structure

Homeostasis

Rate of Chemical Changes

Forces

Plant Structure and Their Functions

Organic Chemistry

Waves

Inheritance 

Chemical Analysis 

Magnetism

Ecology

Atmosphere

 
 

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