The principal focus of science teaching in Years 7, 8 and 9 is to develop a deeper understanding of a range of scientific ideas in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Students should develop their use of scientific vocabulary, including the use of scientific nomenclature and units and mathematical representations.
Years 7 and 8
Students have 7 lessons per fortnight. Students are currently following the Pearsons new Exploring Science scheme of work.
Students have 8 lessons per fortnight. Year 9 students are currently following the Pearsons new Exploring Science scheme of work; and Set 1 have begun the Edexcel GCSE separate science (9-1) course.
Years 10 and 11
Students have 9 lessons per fortnight. Students follow the new linear Pearsons Edexcel syllabus. At the end of Year 11, all students in sets 2-4 will sit the GCSE combined science. Each student is also required to complete 18 mandatory core practical’s spread across biology, chemistry and physics. Students studying Triple Science receive an additional 5 lessons of science per fortnight.
This is the link for the combined science specification and the separate biology, chemistry and physics ones.