Science is related to every part of our world from opening a door, to drinking a glass of water. Science is all around us. It is important to us at the Academy to ensure that every student leaves with a basic understanding of the science that may affect their lives.
This enables them to make many decisions from what to eat, how to stay safe to whether to vaccinate their own children when that day arrives.
A large percentage of our students go onto successfully study science at college and further. The GCSE courses we offer enables every student to study at their own pace and level.
Topics covered in Years 7 and 8
In Year 7 and 8 we follow the Activate Scheme.
This covers: Space, staying healthy, forces, heating and cooling, organisms and their environments, atoms and elements, digestions and respiration.
Topics covered in Years 9, 10 and 11
In Years 9-11 we teach the KS4 science course. This is AQA and every student has access to Kerboodle an online resource with textbook and worksheets.
The topics covered include:
Biology: Healthy eating, Animals in their environment, Evolution, Cells tissues and organs, Energy from respiration.
Chemistry: The periodic table, Climate change, Pollution.
Physics: Electricity, Heat and Energy, Electromagnetic waves, Fuels and renewable energy sources.
Excellent resources that support Science
For all year groups Science Club is held every Wednesday at 2.45pm.
For Years 7, 8 and 9 we recommend:
The horrible science series (Nick Arnold)
How to fossilise your hamster and other amazing experiments (OHare)
For Years 10 and 11 we recommend:
Acquiring a revision guide to help with independent study.
Attempting the vast selection of AQA past papers that are available from the Science department.