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WELCOME TO THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT PAGE

A very warm welcome to the Science department webpage. We hope that you will find the information outlined below useful and please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on the Science department curriculum.

MEET THE DEPARTMENT

Nicola Shepherd - Head of Department
Fae Griffiths - Second in department & Key Stage Four Co-Ordinator
Shalini Singh - Key Stage Three Co-Ordinator
Rebekah Mason - Key Stage Five Co-Ordinator (Chemistry & Physics)
Alfred Mwini - Intervention Co-Ordinator
Sam Holyman - STEM Lead 
John McGrath - Practical Lead 
Ellie Boiling - Biology Co-Ordinator
Avalin Mathew - Chemistry Co-Ordinator
Thomas Gordon - Physics Co-Ordinator
Christine Ward - Teacher
Julie Thomson - Senior Science Technician

Homework

Within Science, homework will be set on a weekly basis by the class teacher. Students will be able to find this on Classcharts and should have written the task and deadline in their planner. 

We use Educake for years 7 to 9 which is an online homework platform which links directly to the content being delivered and allows your child to review and revise the key knowledge from the lesson. As your child moves into KS4, homework will begin to incorporate exam practice questions to prepare them for sitting their GCSE. 

If your child is unable to access homework online, please ensure that the department are aware so that accessible homework can be set for your child.
Educake - https://www.educake.co.uk/

Equipment and Resources

 

Department praise and recognition

In Science, we strive to acknowledge our students' successes. Students will experience reward and recognition through the school newsletter, postcards and letters home as well as through our subject's Twitter page - @ScienceCncs

Key stage 4 information

We use the exam board AQA for GCSE Biology, Chemistry & Physics. Students are Cardinal Newman will sit their GCSE Biology exam in Year 10 and then complete their GCSE Chemistry & Physics in Year 11. 

You will find links to the exam board's specification and recommended revision materials below:

GCSE Biology  - https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

GCSE Chemistry  - https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

GCSE Physics  - https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463

 

 

Key stage 5 information

We offer three Science A Levels and one BTEC at CNCS:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • BTEC level three extended certificate in Applied Science

You will find the links to A Level and BTEC specification

Biology

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402

Chemistry

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405

Physics

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408

BTEC level three extended certificate in Applied Science (unit 8 is our optional unit)

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Applied-Science/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/BTEC-L3-Nat-ExtCert-in-Applied-Science-Spec.pdf

 

 

STEM

Click on the link to find out more about STEM

https://www.cncs.school/page/?title=STEM&pid=203

 


For more information on our curriculum intent and implementation, click on the link below

Link to Science curriculum page