Science

Welcome to Science 2017-2018

Students are encouraged to investigate the world around them and question why things happen. We aim to ensure that all enjoy the practical nature of the subject and are encouraged to practice their scientific skills and techniques. The department makes sure that all students have a good knowledge and understanding of science through motivational, fun and engaging lessons.

Staff

Mrs Rachel Smith (Head of Science, Associate Assistant Principal)
Mr Tristan Keates (Second in Department, Associate Assistant Principal )
Mr Richard Lundie (Assistant Principal Deep Experience)
Miss Helen Alderson
Mr Graham Skidmore (Vice Principal Deep Support)

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@redcar.outwood.com

Key Stage 3

The science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Science GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Students cover the key stage 3 programme of study through 12 different topics, which cover all aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Each topic is focused around real-life applications of science to show students examples of the types of jobs that benefit from having a good understanding of the subject.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: t.keates@redcar.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

Science AQA GCSE (9-1) in Trilogy Science (Dual Award)

Biology Units: Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and Response; Bioenergetics; Homeostasis and Response; Inheritance, Variation and Evolution; Ecology; Key Ideas in Biology.
Chemistry Units: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table; Bonding Structure and the Properties of Matter; Quantitative Chemistry; Energy Changes; The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change; Organic Chemistry; Chemical Analysis; Chemistry of the Atmosphere; Using Resources; Key Ideas in Chemistry.
Physics Units: Energy; Electricity; Particle Model of Matter; Atomic Structure; Forces; Waves; Magnetism and Electromagnetism; Key Ideas in Physics. (Space physics unit for triple award)

Science is assessed in the following way:
Controlled Assessment (0%) Examination (100%)

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: r.smith@redcar.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Science

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.