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Welcome to the Science area

Head of Department – Mr A. Quinn.

We aspire to produce learners who are skilled critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators and team players. Students will develop their minds by accessing a stimulating and challenging curriculum supported by an extensive enrichment programme.

Staffing

Assistant Headteacher & Director of Science CollegeMr P. Kerr – BSc (Hons) Physics
Head of ScienceMr A. Quinn – BSc (Hons) Biology
Lead Practitioner of ScienceMr G. Michael – BSc (Hons) Environmental Bioscience
Second in Science (KS4)Mrs H. Taylor – BSc (Hons) Biology
Second in Science (KS3)Mrs C. Cowan – BSc (Hons) Biology
Teacher of ScienceMrs C. Moir – BSc (Hons) Science
Teacher of Science
Teacher of ScienceMiss H. Mahmood – PGCE/QTS – SCITT
Senior TechnicianMr D. Anderton– HNC Business I.T and Chemical Technician Level 4  
Lab TechnicianMr B. Smart

Per Term Topic Information

Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 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 mockB4: Community Level Systems
C4 Predicting & identifying Reactions & Products
P4: Magnetism & Magnetic Fields
B4, C4 P4 Revision and mock
Year 11

Combined Sciences & Separate Sciences (additional content for Separate Sciences)

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
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 PreparationExternal Exams

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional 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 …
6Fortnightly (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 fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional 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 …
6Fortnightly (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 fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional 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 …
6Fortnightly (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 fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional 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 fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional 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 VisitTargeted 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