Science

Head of Science Mr N. Irwin BSc (Hons) Physics and Sports Science
Assistant Headteacher & Director of Science College Mr P. Kerr BSc (Hons) Physics
Second in Science Mr G. Michael BSc (Hons) Environmental Bioscience
Co-ordinator of KS3 Science Mr A. Quinn BSc (Hons) Biology
Teacher of Science Mr N. Cohen BSc (Hons) Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Teacher of Science Ms K. Thornton – BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry
Teacher of Science Mrs C. Moir – BSc (Hons) Science
Teacher of Science Mrs S. Slater – BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
Senior Technician Mr D. Anderton – HNC Business I.T and Chemical Technician Level 4  
Apprentice Science Technician Mr C. Holden – Level 3 Extended Diploma in BTEC Science  

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Safety

Working Scientifically

Cells

Forces

 

Particles & Behaviour

Sound

 

Structure & Function of the Body

Elements, Atoms & Compounds

 

Light

Reproduction

 

Reactions

Space

 

Acids & Alkalis

Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Health & Lifestyle

 

The Periodic Table

Electricity & Magnetism

 

Ecosystem Processes

Separation Techniques

 

Energy

Adaptation & Inheritance

 

Metals & Acids

Motion

 

Pressure

The Earth

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Sport

(speed, recognising variables & forces)

The Cost of Your Drink

(electrolysis & recycling)

Extremes

(skeleton, joints, the heart & respiration)

Energy

(power stations, renewable energy & Sankey diagrams)

Transport for the Future

(Tensile strength, hydrocarbons)

Interdependence

(Food webs & feeding relationships )

Earth & Space

 

Variation

(variation, inheritance & competition)

The Carbon Cycle

Year 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
B1: Cell Level Systems

C1: Particles

P1: Matter

(structure of the atom, specific heat capacity & specific latent heat)

B1, C1 P1 Revision and mock

B2: Scaling Up (movement of particles & cell growth)

C2 Elements, Compounds & Mixtures

P2: Forces

B2, C2 P2 Revision and mock

B3: Organism Level Systems

C3: Chemical Reactions

P3: Electricity

 

B3, C3 P3 Revision and mock B4: Community Level Systems

C4 Predicting & identifying Reactions & Products

P4: Magnetism & Magnetic Fields

B4, C4 P4 Revision and mock

Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Combined Sciences & Separate Sciences

(additional content for Separate Sciences)

B5: Genes and Inheritance

C5: Monitoring Chemical Reactions

P5: Waves

B5: Natural Selection and Evolution

C5: Controlling Reactions and Equilibria

P6: Radioactivity

B6: Global Challenges

  • Monitoring and Maintaining the Environment
  • Feeding the Human Race

C6: Global Challenges

  • Improving Processes and Products

P7: Energy

B6: Global Challenges

  • Monitoring and Maintaining Health
  • Non-communicable diseases

C6: Global Challenges

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Interpreting and Interacting with Earth Systems

P8: Global Challenges

  • Physics on the move
  • Powering Earth
  • Beyond Earth
Revision and Exam Preparation External Exams

Curriculum Information

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
6 Fortnightly (duration 30 min)

 

Worksheets

Revision

Topic based research

Graphing

Nature Club

Magna Science Centre Visit

Manchester University Gateway Visit

Planetarium Experience

Junk Music Workshop

Drop in Revision Classes (by arrangement)

Intervention Classes (by arrangement)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p 

Provides support for all areas of Science at KS3 including learner guides, revision and interactive activities, test yourself section and video clips.

 

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent/books_ks3_science

Link to CGP Books parent page, where study, practice and revision guides are available to purchase online.

 

https://www.visitmagna.co.uk/

Link to Magna Science Centre, Sheffield

Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
6 Fortnightly (duration 30 min)

 

Worksheets

Revision

Topic based research

graphing

Nature Club

Manchester University Gateway Visit

Chemistry at Work Activity Day

Drop in Revision Classes (by arrangement)

Intervention Classes (by arrangement)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p 

Provides support for all areas of Science at KS3 including learner guides, revision and interactive activities, test yourself section and video clips.

 

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent/books_ks3_science

Link to CGP Books parent page, where study, practice and revision guides are available to purchase online.

 

https://www.visitmagna.co.uk/

Link to Magna Science Centre, Sheffield

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
6 Fortnightly (duration 30 min)

 

Worksheets

Revision

Topic based research

graphing

Nature Club

Manchester University Gateway Visit

TEEN Tech Activity Day

Drop in Revision Classes (by arrangement)

Intervention Classes (by arrangement)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p 

Provides support for all areas of Science at KS3 including learner guides, revision and interactive activities, test yourself section and video clips.

 

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent/books_ks3_science

Link to CGP Books parent page, where study, practice and revision guides are available to purchase online.

 

https://www.visitmagna.co.uk/

Link to Magna Science Centre, Sheffield

Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
9

+5 Opt

Weekly (duration 45 min)

 

Worksheets

Revision

Topic based research

Graphing

Kerboodle (online homework)

Further reading

Manchester University Gateway Visit

Salford University Dragonfly Day

Jodrell Bank Visit Big Telescope Day

Excitement of Science Lecture

Targeted intervention classes

Drop in Revision Classes (by arrangement)

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-combined-science-a-j250-from-2016/

Link to OCR curriculum page for combined Science

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-biology-a-j247-from-2016/

Link to OCR  curriculum page for Biology

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-chemistry-a-j248-from-2016/

Link to OCR  curriculum page for Chemistry

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-physics-a-j249-from-2016/

Link to OCR  curriculum page for Physics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

Support for Science at KS4 including learner guides, revision and interactive activities, test yourself section and video clips.

Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
9

+5 Opt

Weekly (duration 45 min)

 

Worksheets

Revision

Topic based research

Graphing

Kerboodle (online homework)

Further reading

Manchester University Gateway Visit Targeted intervention classes

Revision classes

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login

Link to Kerboodle online resources and homework activities. Pupils have individual login details. Institution code is Bri7

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/

Support for Y10 Core Science at KS4.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_21c/

Support for Y11 Additional Science at KS4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_ocr_21c/

Support for Y11 Triple Science modules at KS4