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TEACHER

POSITION HELD

Mrs R Vilas

Curriculum Director of Science

Mr P Khumalo

Lead Practitioner in Science

Ms G Veysey

Lead Teacher of Physics

Mr D Edmonds 3 i/c in Science
Mr C Fussell Biology Teacher
Dr K Steel Chemistry Teacher
Mr P Koureas Physics and Psychology Teacher
Ms A Awosanmi Science Teacher
Mr M Boujdi Science Teacher
Ms V Alves Science Teacher
Ms E Wallis Science Teacher
Mr H Al-Awazi Science Teacher
Ms D Lam Science Teacher
Ms S Robinson Science Teacher
Mr D Lowe NQT Science

Key Stage 3

Overview

Students may complete KS3 with knowledge of individual concepts but lack the understanding to apply their knowledge to unfamiliar contexts. The Activate Science KS3 syllabus provides students with this understanding and leads to a smooth transition to Edexcel KS4 content.

Content Covered at KS3:

Year 7

Biology Chemistry Physics
Autumn Topic  Chapter 1 Cells Chapter 1 Particles and their Behaviour  Chapter 1 Forces
Assessment  Practical Skills Assessment Practical Skills Assessment  Practical Skills Assessment 
Christmas Chapter 1 Cells continued Chapter 1 Particles and their behaviour continued Chapter 1 Forces continued
Winter Chapter 2 structure & function of body systems  Chapter 2 Elements, atoms and Compounds Chapter 2 Sound
Assessment Cells Assessment Particles and atoms an compounds Forces assessment
Easter Chapter 2 Structure & function of body systems continued Chapter 3 Reactions Chapter 3 Light
Spring Chapter 3 Reproduction Chapter 4 Acids and Alkalis Chapter 4 Space
Assessment End of Year 7 Biology Assessment End of Year 7 Chemistry Assessment End of Year 7 Physics Assessment
Summer New Technology in Biology unit New technology in Chemistry unit  New technology in Physics unit

 Year 8

Biology Chemistry  Physics
Autumn Topic Chapter 1 Health and Lifestyle Chapter 1 The Periodic Table Chapter 1 Electricity and Magnetism
Assessment Practical Skills Assessment Practical Skills Assessment Practical Skills Assessment
Christmas Chapter 1 Health and lifestyle continued Chapter 1 The Periodic Table continued Chapter 1 Electricity and Magnetism continued
Winter Chapter 2 Ecosystem processes Chapter 2 Separation techniques Chapter 2 Energy
Assessment Health and lifestyle Assessment The Periodic table and Separation techniques Assessment Electricity and Magnetism Assessment
Easter Chapter 3 Adaptation and inheritance Chapter 3 Metals and Acids Chapter 3 Motion and Pressure
Spring Chapter 3 Adaptation and inheritance continued Chapter 4 The Earth Chapter 3 Motion and Pressure continued
Summer Turning points in Biology unit Turning points in Chemistry unit Turning points in Physics unit
Assessment End of Year 8 Biology Assessment End of Year 8 Chemistry Assessment End of Year 8 Physics Assessment

 Year 9 - Starting KS4 Edexcel Transition Units

Biology Chemistry Physics
T1 KS4 Key concepts in Biology T1A Atomic structure T2 Motions and Forces
T2 Cells and Control T1B Types of Bonding T3 Conservation of Energy
T3 Genetics T1C Calculations in Chemistry T4 Waves

 Textbooks: Year 7 & 8

Activate Biology Textbook - ISBN-13: 978-0198307150

Activate Chemistry Textbook - ISBN-13: 978-0198307167

Activate Physics Textbook - ISBN-13: 978-0198307174 

Textbooks: Year 9

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Biology Student Book (Edexcel (9-1) GCSE Science 2016) (ISBN: 978-1292120201)

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Chemistry Student Book (Edexcel (9-1) GCSE Science 2016) (ISBN: 978-1292120218)

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics Student Book (Edexcel (9-1) GCSE Science 2016) (ISBN: 978-1292120225)

Key Stage 4

Overview

The suite of GCSE sciences comprises of different specifications, which utilise common material and use a similar style of examination questions.  The different specifications are GCSE Combined Science and GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics.

Candidates taking either the GCSE combined trilogy or the GCSE Separates route, will have the experience necessary to progress to appropriate Level 3 qualifications.

Edexcel Combined Science

The students following this route will receive two GCSE’s. The subject content and required practicals in this specification are also in the GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. So we have the flexibility to co-teach and to move the students between courses.

Edexcel GCSE Seperates (GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics

The students following this route will receive three GCSE’s.

The Edexcel GCSE Specifications can be found here:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html 

Required Practicals

There are a number of required practicals over the three disciplines which will be tested on in the GCSE examinations. More information on required practicals can be found in the specifications.

Maths Skills

Maths skills are now included in the assessment of all GCSE science qualifications. A minimum percentage of marks must be allocated to assessing mathematical skills at an appropriate level of difficulty, in line with new rules and guidance from the Department for Education.

Examinations

All students sit 6 exam papers at the end of Year 11 – 2 x Biology, 2 x Chemistry and 2 x Physics

Year 10

Biology Chemistry Physics
T4 Natural Selection T2 States of Matter T5 Light and EM Spectrum
T5 Health and Disease T3 Chemical changes T6 Radioactivity
T6 Plant Structure and Functions T4 Extracting metals and equilibria T7 Astronomy
T7 Animal Coordination T5 - Separate Chemistry 1 T8 Energy and Forces doing work
T6 Groups in the periodic table T9 Forces and their effects
T7 Rates of Reaction and Energy changes T10 Electricity and Circuits
T11 Static Electricity
T12 Magnetism and the Motor Effect

Year 11

Biology Chemistry Physics
T8 Exchange and Transport in Animals T8 Fuels and Earth Science T13 Electromagnetic Induction
T9 Ecosystems and Material Cycles T9 Seperate Chemistry 2 T14 Particle Model
T15 Forces and Matter

Textbooks

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Biology Student Book (Edexcel (9-1) GCSE Science 2016) (ISBN: 978-1292120201)

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Chemistry Student Book (Edexcel (9-1) GCSE Science 2016) (ISBN: 978-1292120218)

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics Student Book (Edexcel (9-1) GCSE Science 2016) (ISBN: 978-1292120225)