Welcome to the Science Department:

 

Mr Bracken

Head of Science

Mrs Downey

Second in Science

Mr Heald

Lead Practitioner

Miss Donnelly

Lead Practioner

Mr Threlfall

Head of Physics

Mrs Cosh

Head of Biology

Mr Cooper

Head of Chemistry

 

Mrs N Alden

Mr T Cubbon – Assistant head teacher

Miss T Earl

Mrs J Fynney

Miss M Hindle

Mr M Roffey

Miss S Wareing

 

 

Key Stage 3

Pupils are set on entry in Science based on their Key Stage 2 raw scores in conjunction with maths.  Setting is then adjusted during the year based on in class test performances, classwork and homework.  In all key stage 3 classes pupils have 6 hours of science per fortnight. 

In year 7 pupils are taught in 3 parallel bands with a minimum of 3 sets in each band.  This banding structure is then adjusted for year 8 and 9, where pupils are taught in 2 parallel bands with 5 sets in each band.

Key Stage 3 Assessment Summaries

Key Stage 4

Triple Award

Pupils in year 10 and 11 receive 15 hours of science lessons a fortnight, 5 hours each for chemistry, biology and physics.  Pupils are currently entered for the OCR GCSE examinations at the end of year 11. Year 10 will be studying the new AQA specification from 2016/2017 to be examined in Summer 2018.

Year 10 AQA Biology

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/biology/specifications/AQA-8461-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF

Year 10 AQA Physics

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/physics/specifications/AQA-8463-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF

Year 10 AQA Chemistry

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-8462-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF

Year 11 OCR Biology

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82526-specification.pdf

Year 11 OCR Physics

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82528-specification.pdf

Year 11 OCR Chemistry A J244

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82527-specification.pdf

Dual Award

Pupils in year 10 and 11 receive 10 hours of science lessons a fortnight and they will complete units on chemistry, biology and physics over the two year course. Pupils are currently entered for the OCR GCSE examinations at the end of year 11. Year 10 will be studying the new AQA specification from 2016/2017 to be examined in Summer 2018.

Year 10

AQA Combined Science: Trilogy

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF

Year 11

OCR Science A J241

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82529-specification.pdf

OCR Additional science (A J242)

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82525-specification.pdf

 

Key Stage 4 Science Dual Assessment Summaries

Key Stage 4 Science Triple Assessment Summaries

 

Key Stage 5

We currently offer 3 KS5 science courses:

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

The biology, chemistry and physics AS and A level courses will be following the AQA specifications. 

KS5 Chemistry specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-7404-7405-SP-2015-V1-1.PDF

KS5 Physics Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/physics/specifications/AQA-7407-7408-SP-2015-V1-2.PDF

KS5 Biology Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/biology/specifications/AQA-7401-7402-SP-2015-V1-1.PDF

 

Curriculum Plan

 

Lytham Sixth Form College