Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, students learn essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

KS3 Science
Topics include:

Y7
Cells, Reproduction, Particles, Elements and Compounds, Energy and Electricity, Ecology and Photosynthesis, Light, Chemical Reactions

Y8
Digestion, Respiration, Microbes, Metals and Chemical Reactions, Forces and Motion, Humans and their impact on the environment, Pressure and sound

Biology
Topics include:

Y9
Cells, Human Digestive System, The Heart, Non-communicable disease.

Y10
Plant organs, Communicable disease, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis, Inheritance

Y11
Variation and Evolution
Ecology

Y12
Cells, Biological Molecules, Exchange in organisms, Genes and Variation

Y13
Energy Transfers, Responding the change, Genetics, Evolution, Ecosystems. Control of Gene expression.

Chemistry
Topics include:

Y9
Atomic Structure, Bonding, structure and properties.

Y10
Reactivity of metals, reactions of acids, Electrolysis, Quantitative chemistry, Energy changes in reactions, rates of reaction.

Y11
Organic Chemistry, Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmosphere, using the Earth’s resources.

Y12
Atomic Structure, Bonding, Amount of Substance, Energetics, Kinetics, Redox, Group 2 and the Halogens, Organic Chemistry.

Y13
Thermodynamics, Rate Equations, Equilibrium, Acids and Buffers, Periodicity, Transition metals, Ions, Organic Chemistry

Physics
Topics include:

Y9
Particle model, Energy, Forces,

Y10
Forces, Electricity, Waves

Y11
Waves, Magnets and Electromagnets.

Y12
Measurements, Particles, Electromagnetic Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Materials, Electricity

Y13
Periodic Motions, Thermal Energy Transfer. Ideal Gases, Molecular Kinetic theory, Gravitational fields. Magnetic Fields. Nuclear Physics, Turning Points.

Exam Boards
KS4

Key Stage Course Exam Board
KS4 GCSE Trilogy Combined Science AQA
KS4 GCSE Biology AQA
KS4 GCSE Chemistry AQA
KS4 GCSE Physics AQA

KS5

Key Stage Course Exam Board
KS5 A Level Biology AQA
KS5 A Level Chemistry AQA
KS5 A Level Physics AQA
KS5 Applied General Extended Certificate in Science AQA