Welcome to the Science Department

Mrs N. Downey

Head of Science

Mrs N. Alden

Teacher of Science

Mr N. Bracken

Teacher of Science

Mr M. Carlisle

Teacher of Science

Mr M. Cooper

Teacher of Science

Mrs A. Cosh

Teacher of Science

Mr T. Cubbon

Teacher of Science

Miss A. Donnelly

Teacher of Science

Mrs J. Fynney

Teacher of Science

Mrs C. Gilbertson

Teacher of Science

Mrs L. Hill

Science Technician

Dr K. Knight

Teacher of Science

Miss I. May

Teacher of Science

Mr M. Roffey

Teacher of Science

Miss F. Salisbury

Teacher of Science

Mr P. Threlfall

Teacher of Science

Miss S. Wareing

Teacher of Science

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.

 

GCSE AQA Combined science trilogy (old dual award)

Lessons

Year 9: Pupils receive 9 hours a fortnight covering all aspects of biology chemistry and physics.

Year 10/11: Pupils receive 10 hours a fortnight covering all aspects of biology chemistry and physics.

Specification topics covered

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464/specification-at-a-glance

End of year 11 assessments

There are six (1 hr and 15 min) papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics.

GCSE AQA single sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (old triple award)

Lessons

Year 9: Pupils receive 9 hours a fortnight covering all aspects of biology chemistry and physics.

Year 10/11: Pupils receive 5 hours a fortnight (15 hours in total) for each of the aspects of biology chemistry and physics.

Specification topics covered

Biology: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461/specification-at-a-glance

Chemistry: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462/specification-at-a-glance

Physics: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463/specification-at-a-glance

End of year 11 assessments

For each subject there are two (1 hr and 45 min) papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics.

 

Please note the curriculum section of our website is under review and the information below may be subject to change. 

Science Curriculum Plan

 

Grading for GCSE science is changing in England.

Click here to find out more.