Science

Welcome to Science

The aim of the Science Department is to facilitate the development of our country’s future scientists by providing students with an inspirational, enthusiastic and creative scientific environment in which they can thrive. Our expectations are high and we pride ourselves on ensuring that all students’ aspirations are raised and that opportunities are provided for them to succeed in every walk of life.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses in Key Stage 4. In year 7 all students will be encouraged to be creative scientists, planning and carrying out practical experiments while covering a range of biology, chemistry and physics topics. Students will be provided with their own key stage 3 revision guide which will support them throughout their studies in year 7 and 8.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: The Head of department Miss L. Corrie l.corrie@valley.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Biology

Cell biology, organisation, infection and response, homeostasis, ecology, inheritance, variation and evolution.

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Biology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss L. Corrie l.corrie@valley.outwood.com

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry

Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding structure and the properties, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of chemical change, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, using resources, chemistry and the atmosphere.

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss L. Corrie l.corrie@valley.outwood.com

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Physics

Energy, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, space physics, magnetism and electromagnetism.

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Physics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss L. Corrie l.corrie@valley.outwood.com

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AQA GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science Trilogy

Topics covered are the same as in the three separate sciences.

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science Trilogy is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss L. Corrie l.corrie@valley.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Science

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.