SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader: Mr R Thompson
Key Stage 4 Science Curriculum Lead: Mrs Mackay
Key Stage 3 Science Curriculum Lead: Ms Kitching
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs K Hyland
Assistant Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form: Mrs J Turner
Subject Teachers: Mrs F Adeleke
                               Ms A Khan
                               Ms T Nicolaou
                               Mrs S Smith
                               Mr N Hassell
                               
                             

AIMS

The Science Department wants to inspire the next generation of scientists. We aim to provide a broad, balanced and enjoyable science education for all of our students. We believe that an appreciation of science is essential in society today and we try to give our students the knowledge, skills and understanding to fully appreciate and engage with the world around them.

Year 7 curriculum:

Our new Year 7 course builds on science learned in primary school. Students study a range of topics both familiar and unfamiliar, gaining a broad introduction to key stage 3 science. Students develop their practical skills by doing many experiments in our well-equipped science labs.

  • Cells
  • Reproduction
  • Particles
  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Forces
  • Energy

Students also complete a Summer Holiday Independant Learning Project on Space

Year 8 curriculum:

Students continue to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a broad range of biology, chemistry and physics topics.

  • Ecosystems
  • Adaption 
  • Periodic Table
  • The Earth
  • Chemical Reactins
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Motion

Year 9 curriculum:

Students begin GCSE Science. In Year 9 they study topics that overlap with key stage 3 content so they have a smooth transition from key stage 3 to 4.

  • Organisation and Digestive System
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Changes, Acids and Metals
  • Wave Properties
  • Electromagnetic Waves

Key Stage 4

Students study AQA’s GCSE Combined Science Triology. This course gives a very good all-round education in science and is excellent preparation for A Level work in science. Topics studied:

Biology: Cell Biology, Organisation, Infection and response, Bioenergetics, Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, Variation and Evolution, Ecology

Chemistry: Atomic structure and the periodic table, Bonding, structure and the properties of matter, Quantitative chemistry, Chemical changes, Energey changes, The rate and extent of chemical change,  Organic Chemistry, Chemical analysis, Chemistry of the atmospher, Using resources

Physics: Forces, Energy, Waves, Electricity, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Particle model of matter, Atomic structure

Key Stage 5

We offer A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and we also offer BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science. In A Levels and BTEC, students are encourage to take a more independent approach to learning at key stage 5, and to extend their learning beyong the curriculum through attending lectures and events in London. Click below for more information.

Biology 

Chemistry 

Physics

BTEC L3 Applied Science is a vocation course that offers a practical, hands on approach to learning, with all the assessment through coursework. 

Trips & Extra Curricular Activities

We believe educational trips and visits are an important part of learning science. Recent trips have included Paradise Wildlife Park, London Zoo, The Royal Veterinary College, Royal Greenwich, The Science Museum, The Wellcome Centre and, for A Level Physics students, CERN in Switzerland.