Head of the Science Department: Mrs Shepherd



Department vision

We are a team that is committed to ensuring that all pupils regardless of their ability, gender, race or religion have access to a vibrant, exciting and relevant curriculum which contributes to their spiritual, moral and social development with an appreciation and sense of wonder at God’s creation.  Through outstanding teaching and learning we want every student to leave us with the qualifications, skills and attributes to secure a place at a world leading university or a prestigious apprenticeship.

Curriculum in Science

Your child will study a broad and balanced curriculum that covers the necessary content for public examinations but also aims to engage and enthuse.  We follow the suit of AQA courses at key stage four and five.  Our key stage three course aims to embed the key skills and knowledge for success, we maintain a consistent approach with terminology so pupils become familiar them.


Year 7


Topics Covered


B1 Cell Biology I

C1 Atomic Structure I

P1 Energy I

B2 Organisation I


B2 Organisation I

C2 Bonding I

C5 Energy Changes I

P2 Electricity I

B3 Infection and response I


C4 Chemical Changes I

P3 Particle model of matter I

B4 Bioenergetics I

Year 8


Topics Covered


B5 Homeostasis I

C6 Rates of reaction I

P5 Forces I

C7 Organic Chemistry I

B6 Inheritance and evolution I


B6 Inheritance and evolution I

C8 Chemical analysis I

P6 Waves I

C10 Using Resources I

B7 Ecology I


B7 Ecology I

C9 Chemistry of the atmosphere I

P7 Magnets and electromagnets I

P8 Space Physics I

Year 9


Topics Covered


B1 Cell Biology II

B2 Organisation II

C1 Atomic Structure and the periodic table II

P3 Particle model of matter II

P1 Energy II


B3 Infection and response II

C2 Bonding structure and properties of matter II

P6 Waves II

C5 Energy changes II

B7 Ecology II


B7 Ecology II

C8 Chemical analysis II

P4 Atomic Structure II

C10 Using Resources II

Year 10


Topics Covered


B4 Bioenergetics II

C6 The rate and extent of chemical reactions II

P5 Forces II

C7 Organic Chemistry II

C9 Chemistry of atmosphere II


P8 Space Physics II

B5 Homoeostasis II

C3 Quantitative chemistry

P2 Electricity II


B6 Inheritance and selection II

C4 Chemical changes II

P7 Magnetism & electromagnetism II


Year 11

Pupils follow a targeted course of revision to ensure that key content, processes and experimental work is revisited and reviewed ready for the public examinations in the Summer terms. All pupils (from 2019) are taught the content to sit three separate Sciences.  In year 11 based on assessment data some pupil may then sit the GCSE Combined Science (two GCSE’s)


Separate Science




Combined Science

Combined Science Trilogy

Post 16

The following course are currently offered at post 16

A Level

Biology; AQA

Chemistry; AQA

Physics; AQA


Level 3 Extended certificate in Applied Science (equivalent to one A Level); Pearson