Science

Departmental Staff

Acting Head of Department

Mr D. McFaul    BSc(Hons), PGCE, MSc(Dist)

Subject Teachers

Mrs R. Deakin    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mr S. White    BSc(Hons), PGCE, MSc(Dist)

Mrs C. Welch    BSc(Hons), PGCE, MEd(Dist)

Mr L. Hill      MSci, PGCE

Subject Technician

Mrs R. Clements     HND Applied Biology

Key Stage 3

Year 8

  • Introduction to Science

  • Acids & Alkalis

  • Tissues & Transplants

  • Forces & their Effects

  • Sex & Reproduction

Year 9

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Water & Solutions

  • Reactivity Series

  • Light & Sound

  • Heat Transfers

Year 10

  • Genetics

  • Reactions of Metals

  • Earth & Space

  • Energy

  • Respiration

Key Stage 4 : CCEA Occupational Studies

At Key Stage 4 there are three pathways available to our students which are tailored to their abilities and interest in science

DA Science

Our GCSE in Double Award Science is unitised, so it's possible to take part of the assessment before the end of the course. The specification has 7 units:

  • Biology Unit B1 - Cells, Living Processes and Biodiversity

  • Biology Unit B2 - Body Systems, Genetics, Microorganisms and Health

  • Chemistry Unit C1 - Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitave Chemistry & Analysis

  • Chemistry Unit C2 - Further Chemical Reactions, Rates & Equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

  • Physics Unit P1 - Motion, Force, Moments, Energy, Density, Kinetic Theory, Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission and Fusion

  • Physics Unit P2 - Waves, Light, Electricity, Magnetism, Electromagnetism and Space Physics

  • Unit 7 - Practical Skills

SA Science

Our GCSE in Single Award Science is unitised, so it's possible to take part of the assessment before the end of the course. The specification has 4 units:

  • UNIT 1 - Biology

  • UNIT 2 - Chemistry

  • UNIT 3- Physics

  • UNIT 4 - Practical Skills

BTEC Principles of Applied Science

Our BTEC Science pathway is unitised and consists of 1 external exam and 3 portfolio units:

  1. Principles of Science (External)

  2. Chemistry and our Earth

  3. Energy and Our Universe

  4. Biology and Our Environment

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, there are two pathways available to our students which are tailored to their ability and interest in Science:

DA A-Level : Life and Health Sciences

The Double Award Life and Health Sciences qualification at AS Level comprises 6 units and the full A-Level qualification has 12 units:

AS UNITS​

  1. Experimental Techniques

  2. Human Body Systems

  3. Aspects of Physical Chemistry in Industrial Processes

  4. Brain Science

  5. Material Science

  6. Medicine, Drugs and Clinical Trials

A2 UNITS​

  1. Scientific Method, Investigation, Analysis and Evaluation

  2. Organic Chemistry

  3. Medical Physics

  4. Genetics, Stem Cell Research and Cloning

  5. Oral Health and Dentistry

  6. Analytical Chemistry Techniques

Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science

The BTEC consists of three units in Year 13 and three units in Year 14:

YEAR 13 UNITS​

  1. Fundamentals of Science

  2. Working in the Science Industry

  3. Scientific Practical Techniques

YEAR 14 UNITS​

  1. Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction

  2. Physiology of Human Body Systems

  3. Genetics and Genetic Engineering

  • Biomedical Student

  • Pathologist

  • Zoologist

  • Materials Engineer

  • Immunologist

  • Laboratory Analyst

  • Science Teacher

  • Aerospace Engineer

  • Doctor

  • Radiologist

  • Sports Scientist

  • Dietician

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Scientific Illustrator

Career Paths