Science

Head of Department

Mr I Mullenger

Subject Teachers

Mr R Bryan (Assistant Head of Department)

Mr K Maultby

Mr S Colvin

 

Curriculum Maps - please click link below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Students in Year 7 and 8 study the three main branches of Science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Students in Year 7 and 8 will study the following topics;

Biology

 Cells and Tissues
 Photosynthesis
 Animal Reproduction
 Plant Reproduction
 Environment and Adaptation
 Variation and Classification

 Lungs and Gas Exchange
 Respiration
 Muscles and Bones
 Food and Digestion
 Drugs and Health
 Microbes
 Inheritance and Evolution

Chemistry 

 Particles
 Atoms and Elements
 Simple Chemical Reactions
 Acids and Alkalis
 Pure and Impure Substances
 Compounds

 Periodic Table
 Innovative Materials
 Describing Reactions
 Reactions of Acids
 Extracting Metals
 Earth and Atmosphere

Physics 

 Energy Transfers
 Energy Resources
 Electricity
 Magnets and Electromagnets
 Forces and Effects
 Motions

 Light
 Exploring Space
 Waves and Sound
 Heat Transfer
 Domestic and Static Electricity
 Application of Forces

What can parents do to support your child?

Parents can help their children with their learning by making sure they arrive to their lessons with the correct equipment in their pencil case.  This should include pen, spare pen, pencil, rubber, calculator and a ruler.  Other more specialised equipment, if needed, will be provided in their science lessons. 

If your children finds revision difficult or needs a different way of preparing for their science lessons you could look at the following website, providing a variety of options for revision guides and workbooks available for purchase.

BBC Bitesize

Can be helpful for helping with homework or revision.

Science Bob

Could be helpful for parents and children exploring science together at home.

KS4 Curriculum

Years 9, 10 and 11 students will be following either the Trilogy Science route or the Separate Science route (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).  The Trilogy Science route will earn the students 2 GCSE grades whereas the Separate Science route counts for 3 GCSE grades.

The specification for the Combined Science Trilogy can be downloaded from here:  

The specifications for the Separate Sciences can be view by clicking the relevant link below:

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

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

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

What can parents do to support your child?

Parents can help their children with their learning by making sure they go to their lessons with the correct equipment in their pencil case.  This should include pen, spare pen, pencil, rubber, calculator and a ruler.  Other more specialised equipment if needed will be provided in their science lessons. 

If your children finds revision difficult or needs a different way of preparing for their science lessons you could look at the following website, providing a variety of options for revision guides and workbooks.

New GCSE Science Revision Guide

BBC EducationThis contains a variety of learning resources for all the topics in triple and double science.

https://www.tassomai.com/

This is a website that Fernhill Students will have access to during their KS4 studies.  They will be given login details to help them revise and enhance their understanding of science.

https://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

This link will take you to an online textbook, online tests and interactive lessons that your children will be given a login for during their KS4 studies.  Homework and revision tasks will be set in conjugation with this resource. 

https://www.my-gcsescience.com/9-1/

This is a web site that many ex-students have recommended. 

 

Science Club KS3

Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Science Club meets on Tuesdays after school and carries out activities and experiments that students do not usually get to do during lessons. Some of the highlights that have been completed were a selection of dissections including rats, eyeballs, hearts and lungs. Students have also done chromatography, rainbow fizz and making slime to name but a few fun experiments.