Subject Science
Members of staff Chelsie Allan – Curriculum Leader,  Mark Teale – Assistant Curriculum Leader,  Peter Wilson – Teacher,  Katherine Syrett – Teacher,  Charlene Trotter – Teacher,  Jody Chater – Teacher,  Katherine Rochester – Teacher,  Luke Drysdale – Teacher, Sophie MacCormack – Subject Teacher,  Paul Jennings – Senior Technician
Subject overview

Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.

GCSE study in the sciences provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. All students should learn essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should gain appreciation of how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas that relate to the sciences and that are both inter-linked and of universal application.

Key Stage 3
Content Year 7 Year 8
Autumn term 1 Scientific Skills


Organ Systems


Autumn term 2 Forces

States of Matter


Periodic Table

Spring term 1 Atomic Structure




Spring term 2 Chemical Reactions




Summer term 1 Electricity

Health and Disease


Sex in Science

Summer term 2 Review of Year 7 content Review of Key Stage 3 content
Key Stage 4
Content Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 Key Concepts in Biology

States of Matter

Methods of Separating and Purifying Substances

Investigating Waves

Ionic, Covalent and Types of Substance


Plant Structures and their Function

Forces and their Effects

Electricity Circuits


Autumn term 2 Motion

Forces and Motion

Groups in the Periodic Table

Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis

Rates of Reaction and Heat Energy Changes

Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

Spring term 1 Health and Disease Obtaining Metals and Equilibria Exchange and Transport

Particle Model

Ecosystems and Cycles

Spring term 2 The Periodic Table

Conservation of Energy

Forces and their Effects

Exchange and Transport

Forces and Matter

Earth and Atmospheric Science

Summer term 1 Genetics Calculations Involving Masses
Summer term 2 Genetic Modification Electricity and Circuits
Revision links for GCSE course

BBC Bitesize (GCSE Science)

Physics and Maths Tutor

GSCE Pod (Log-in needed)

Tassomai (Log-in needed)

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Talk to your child about what they have been learning in Science and how this links to prior knowledge, the world around us or where it could lead to.

Test your child on the Physics equations they have to learn for their external examinations.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Year 7 Science Club

Gardening Cub

Engineering Scheme