Science

Welcome to Science

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 Simon Haugh (Second in Department)
Miss Helen Alderson
Mr Graham Skidmore (Vice Principal Deep Support)
Mr James Thynne (Assistant Principal Deep Experience)
Mr Paul Harrington – Science Technician
Mrs Clair Myers 1-2-1 Tutor

Mrs Alison Chiverton – Director of Science

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

Key Stage 3

We offer a broad curriculum at KS3 comprising of biology, chemistry and physics topics.
The biology topics include: Cells, tissues, organs and systems, muscles and bones, ecosystems and respiration.
The chemistry topics include: Mixtures and separation, acids and alkalis, atoms, elements and compounds, rocks and reactivity.
The physics topics include: Energy, electricity, forces, sound, magnetism, light, earth and space.

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

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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.

Homework

Students will be set a variety of different homework tasks for science to support and extend their learning in class. We also use the Educake website to set tasks. Please follow link below, students have log on details stuck into their planners.