Our vision is to drive our passion for the sciences and to enthuse the students we teach, to help them appreciate and be curious about the sciences and the influence the disciplines have on our daily lives. In this way students our students can make informed decisions, whilst appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world.

Through years 7 to 11 students develop an understanding of the three principle areas of Science. 

Biology Big Ideas

●      Cells and Cellular Processes

●      Biological Systems for Life

●      Organisms and their interactions with the environment. 

Chemistry Big Ideas

●      Materials and their Properties

●      Chemical Change

●      Our Earth and its Atmosphere

Physics Big Ideas

●      Energy

●      Forces and Fields

●      Matter and Materials

Key Stage 3 Science

Year 7
Term 1Term 2Term 3
Introduction to science
Introduction to microscopy
Cells and unicellular organisms
Solids, liquids and gases
Measuring density
Reproductive systems
Gestation and birth
Acids and alkalis
Different forces
Biodiversity and human influence
The earth’s atmosphere
Energy stores and transfers
Understanding waves
Current electricity
Year 8
Term 1Term 2Term 3
The earth’s atmosphere
Metals and alloys
Reactions of metals
Measuring density
Food groups and deficiency diseases
Reactions of acids
Current electricity
Static electricity
Magnets and electromagnets
Physical and chemical change
Year 9
Term 1Term 2Term 3
Variation and adaptation
Evolution and extinction
Atomic structure
Describing atoms
Heating and energy transfers
Movement of substances
The Periodic Table
Energy and efficiency
Waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
The nucleus
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells
Microscopy and magnification
pH Scale
Further reactions of acids
Solving problems with chemistry
Describing motion
Forces and matter
Dietary components

Key Stage 4

Science GCSE follows the Pearson’s specification with students either following the Combined or Separate Science route. In Key Stage 4, students are taught by subject discipline specialists.

Year 10
Topic 1 Key Concepts in Biology
Topic 2 Cells and Control
Topic 3 Genetics
Topic 4 Natural Selection and Genetic Modification
Topic 5 Health Disease and the Development of Medicines
Topic 9 Ecosystems and Material Cycles
Topic 2 States of Matter and Mixtures
Topic 1 Key Concepts in Chemistry
Topic 3 Chemical Change
Topic 4 Extracting Metals and Equilibria
Topic 1 Motion Topic
2 Forces and Motion
Topic 3 Conservation of Energy
Topic 4 Waves
Topic 5 Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Topic 6 Radioactivity
Topic 10 Electricity and Circuits
Year 11
Topic 6 Plant Structures and their Function
Topic 7 Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis
Topic 8 Exchange and Transport in Animals
Topic 6 Groups in the Periodic Table
Topic 7 Rates of Reaction and Energy Changes
Topic 8 Fuels and Earth Science
Topic 8 Energy, Forces doing Work
Topic 9 Forces and their Effects
Topic 12 Magnetism and the Motor Effect
Topic 13 Electromagnetic Induction
Topic 14 Particle Model
Topic 15 Forces and Matter

*Students following the Separate Science Pathway in Year 11, are also taught elements from Topic 5:

·         Separate Chemistry 1

·         Separate Chemistry 2

·         Astronomy 7 and 11

·         Static Electricity