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Science

Year 7

Chemistry
Acids & alkalis, Chemical reactions- including neutralisation and combustion reactions, The particle model, states of matter, Diffusion and solubility , Investigative techniques.

Biology
Microscopes, cells including plant cells and animal cells, Habitats, adaptations, Interdependence, Pyramids of number to show feeding relationships, Classification of living organisms.

Physics
Space the solar system and the universe, Telescopes, Forces and types of forces, Forces and moving objects, Speed and interpreting graphs, Car safety.

Year 8

Chemistry
Elements, mixtures & compounds, Separating techniques, Periodic table its structure patterns and trends, Classifying substances, Types of chemical bonding, Rates of reaction and factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction.

Biology
Cells and specialised cells, Cells as the building blocks of living organisms, Body systems  – digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive.

Physics
Electricity and circuits, Cells and batteries, Electrical power, Electricity in the home, Electrical safety, Magnetism and electromagnets, Generating electricity and its effects on the environment.

Year 9

Chemistry
Limestone and its uses, Chemical reactions of metals and metal compounds, Extracting metals from ores, Recycling of materials, Oil and its derivatives, Combustion of fuels.

Biology
Reproduction and inheritance, Selective breeding, Genetics and genetic engineering, Stem cells and their uses, Microbes and antibiotics.

Physics
Types of energy, Energy transfers, Using energy, Radiation, The electromagnetic spectrum, Light and its behaviour, Waves and energy.

KS4
Course Title: Science
Qualification: BTEC
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Description of Course

During the course students will:

  • Gain understanding in Life and Living things, Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes.
  • Receive feedback on their progress by development of a portfolio of tasks.
  • Relate the Science learnt in school to everyday applications.
  • Examine some aspects of Science that have appeared in the news and gain a better understanding of them.
  • Develop hands on practical skills in Science.

 

 

 

Science (core and additional)

 

Course Title:  Science (Core and Additional)
Qualification:  GCSE  
Awarding Body:  Edexcel
Description of Course

GCSE Science is split into two separate GCSE courses Core Science studied in Year 10 and Additional Science studied in Year 11.

 

During the course students will:

  • Gain understanding in Life and Living things, Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes;
  • Relate the Science learnt in school to everyday applications;
  • Examine some aspects of Science that have appeared in the news and gain a better understanding of them;
  • Develop hands on practical skills in Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS5

Course Title: BTEC Medical / Forensic Science
Qualification: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

• Explore the essential procedures and practices found in all laboratories, including data storage and safety regulations.

  • Gain insight into how the human body works and is regulated.
  • Study biological molecules and the chemical processes involved in cellular energy production.

The course requires you to:

  • Complete 360 guided hours of learning
  • Carry out independent research work
  • Complete practical enquiries and develop skills in practical work to collect valid and reliable data

Keep up to date with scientific advancements by reading newspapers

 

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