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Our Science programme sets out to enhance and develop scientific skills allowing a greater understanding, appreciation and giving you the ability to make a greater contribution to the world around you.

Science Curriculum Overview 

Key Stage 3
Long-term plans

 

For our long term plans for Key Stage 3: Year 9, please refer to our specific subject information on Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Key Stage 4
GCSE: Combined Science

Students studying the GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy course will achieve 2 GCSEs in Science, graded on a scale from 9-9 to 4-3 for Higher papers and 5-5 to 1-1 for Foundation papers. The course builds on the knowledge and skills you have learnt during year 7 & year 8, with an increased focus on real world application of science, and practical skills.

All students will be studying the AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. This course spans the duration of year 9,10 and 11 and provides the required scientific knowledge and skills in order to pursue any scientific career or further study from A-levels, to Applied Science courses & vocational qualifications.

Students will follow the  specification AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy specification

What will I study?

Biology

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
Long-term plans

Please refer to our subject information on Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Key Stage 5
BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Human Biology

Students will follow the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Human Biology and Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology specification

What will I study?

The BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Human Biology is designed for post-16 learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to HE and/or employment, possibly in the health sector.

Long-term plans

Please refer to our subject information on Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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