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Science

Welcome to the Science Faculty:

Teaching Staff for the year 2017 / 2018 are -

Mr N Ahmad, Mrs S Arain, Mr P Beeken, Miss N Bottomley, Miss S Caverhill. Miss A Dowden, Mrs S Duncan, Mrs M Dunham, Mr T Inthirarajah, Mr W Irving, Mr M Keating, Mr R Lightfoot, Mr A McIntyre, Miss M McKenna, Miss L Mercer, Dr A Smith, Mrs A Thomas, Dr J Thomassen

Biology

 

Faculty

Science

 

Head of Faculty

Miss L Mercer

 

Deputy Head of Science 

Miss M McKenna   

Subject

Biology

 

Head of Biology

Mr W Irving

 

Key Stages taught at

KS3, KS4 and KS5

 

KS3 Specification

Please see the Science section below

 

KS4 Specification

Those students in year 10 and 11 who opted to take Triple Science will study for a GCSE in Biology - AQA 8461

Students will sit 2 Biology exams, each worth 50% of their GCSE, at the end of year 11. They will undertake 10 required practicals throughout the two-year course which will be examined during both exam papers in the summer of 2018 (year 11) and 2019 (year 10).

 

KS5 Specification

 

 

 

Biology A Level
Exam Board AQA

Year 12 Biology - Year 1 (specification 7402):

The topics studied in year 12 will be examined through internal exams throughout the A Level Biology course and formally as paper 1 of the final A Level examinations in the summer of 2018 (year 13) or 2019 (year 12).  


Topic 1: Biological molecules
Topic 2: Cells
Topic 3: Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Topic 4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

 

Year 13 Biology – Year 2 (specification 7402):

Three examination papers, each 2 hours in length, will determine the final A Level grade: paper 1 on year 12 content, paper 2 on year 13 content and a third paper explained below.  There is no formal coursework but a series of 12 practicals undertaken throughout the two-year course will be examined in the written papers.

Topic 5: Energy transfer in and between organisms
Topic 6: Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment
Topic 7: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

Topic 8: Control of gene expression

The third exam paper will examine any topic from year 12 and year 13, and will include critical analysis questions and a 25 mark synoptic essay. 

 

 

 

Chemistry

Faculty Science  
Head of Faculty Miss L Mercer  
Deputy Head of Science Miss M McKenna  
Subject  Chemistry   
Head of Chemistry  Miss S Caverhill  
Key Stages taught at  KS3, KS4 and KS5  
KS3 Specification Please see the Science section below  
KS4 Specification

Those students in year 10 and 11 who opted to take Triple Science will study for a GCSE in Chemistry - AQA 8462

Students will sit 2 Biology exams, each worth 50% of their GCSE, at the end of year 11.  They will undertake 10

required practicals throughout the two-year course which will be examined during both exam papers in the summer

of 2018 (year 11) and 2019 (year 10).
 
KS5 Specification

Chemistry A Level
Exam Board - Edexcel

Year 12 Chemistry (specification 9CHO/01):
The topics studied in year 12 will be examined internally throughout the two-year course and formally in the final A Level A Level examinations in the summer of 2018 (year 13) or 2019 (year 12).  

- Atomic structure and the periodic table 
- Bonding and structure 
- Redox
- Inorganic chemistry 
- Energetics 
- Equilibrium 
- Transition metals

Year 13 Chemistry (specification 9CHO/02):
The topics taught build upon the theory developed in year 12 and will be examined in the second            

A Level paper.  They include:

- Bonding and structure 
- Redox
- Formulae, Equations and Amounts of Substance
- Organic Chemistry  
- Modern Analytical Techniques  
- Kinetics 

The third exam paper (9CH0/03) will examine any topic from the two year specification and also the required practicals which will be undertaken in class throughout the two year course.

 
Links

A Level Chemistry specification 9CHO – Edexcel

GCSE Chemistry Specification 8462 – AQA

 

 

 

Physics

Faculty Science  
Head of Faculty Miss L Mercer  
Deputy Head of Science Miss M McKenna  
Subject  Physics  
Head of Physics Mr M Keating  
Key Stages taught at KS3, KS4 and KS5  
KS3 Specification Please see Science section below   
KS4 Specification

Those students in year 10 and 11 who opted to take Triple Science will study for a GCSE in Physics - AQA 8463

Students will sit 2 Physics exams, each worth 50% of their GCSE, at the end of year 11.  They will undertake 10 required practicals throughout the two-year course which will be examined during both exam papers.
 
KS5 Specification

Physics A Level
Exam Board - AQA

Year 12 Physics (AQA specification 7408):
The topics studied will be examined internally throughout the two-year course and formally in paper 1 of the final A Level examinations in the summer of 2018 (year 13) and 2019 (year12).

Topic 1: Measurements and their errors
Topic 2: Particles and radiation
Topic 3: Waves
Topic 4: Mechanics and materials
Topic 5: Electricity
Topic 6.1: Periodic motion

Year 13 Physics (AQA specification 7408):

Three examination papers, each 2 hours in length, will determine the final A Level grade: paper 1 on year 12 content, paper 2 on year 13 content and a third paper explained below.  There is no formal coursework but a series of 12 practicals undertaken throughout the two-year course will be examined in the written papers.

Topic 6.2: Thermal Physics
Topic 7: Fields and their consequences
Topic 8: Nuclear Physics
Option Topic 12: Turning points in Physics

The third exam paper which will examine any topic from year 12 and year 13, including practical skills, data analysis and the optional topic.

 
Links

A Level Physics specification 7408 – AQA

GCSE AQA Specification 8463 – AQA

 

 


Science
 

 

Faculty

Science

Head of Faculty

Miss L Mercer

Deputy Head of Science  Miss M McKenna

Subject

Science

Key Stages taught at

KS3 – years 7, 8 and 9

KS4 – years 10 and 11

KS3 Specification

Our Key Stage 3 course follows guidance given by Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and has been developed to ensure students have a strong grounding to exceed their potential in their GCSEs, A Levels and beyond.

In Year 7, students are initially taught in Form groups before being set by ability after October half term. Each class at Key Stage 3 is taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics and periodic set changes will occur based on regular assessment. Year 9 students will start being taught the AQA Science GCSE syllabus after Christmas.

KS3 Coordinator

Mrs A Thomas

KS4 Specification

Students studying Combined Science Trilogy will be taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics which will be examined through 6 exam papers: 2 in Biology, 2 in Chemistry and 2 in Physics.  The syllabus is similar to that of the separate Sciences but does not go into as much detail in certain topics.  There will also be a series of required practicals for each subject which will be undertaken in class and examined in the summer 2018 (year 11) or 2019 (year 10) exam papers. 

AQA 8464 - Combined Science: Trilogy

Links

KS3 syllabus

GCSE AQA Specifications

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)