Science

Science Department

  • Miss K Jenkins – Head of Department
  • Mrs C Phillips – Second in Department
  • Mrs T Beaumont – Third in Department
  • Mr R Dewis – Teacher of Science
  • Miss A Lynas – Teacher of Science
  • Mr J O’Farrell – Teacher of Science
  • Mr D Poole – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs C Whitchurch – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs G Cousins – 1-to-1 Tutor
  • Mrs N Mercer – Senior Science Technician
  • Miss J Holden – Science Technician

Science

Science is a branch of knowledge which deals with facts, truths and skills relevant to the world we live in. Exploration of scientific methods and content takes place in Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics. Through a combination of relevant and inspiring content and practical work, Science aims to enhance knowledge and skills transferable to day-to-day life.

Science – Key Stage 3

The Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Trilogy and Separate Science courses in Key Stage 4. Over 2 years students study 12 different topics covering aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Topics focus on real life applications of Science and the benefit of having a firm understanding of scientific concepts.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Jenkins by email to: K.Jenkins@city.outwood.com

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Combined Science – Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Combined Science: Trilogy
Students achieve 2 Science GCSEs for this course, which aims to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations. The subject content is:

Biology
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

Chemistry
8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10. Quantitative chemistry
11. Chemical changes
12. Energy changes
13. The rate and extent of chemical change
14. Organic chemistry
15. Chemical analysis
16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
17. Using resources

Physics
18. Energy
19. Electricity
20. Particle model of matter
21. Atomic structure
22. Forces
23. Waves
24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

Trilogy Science is assessed in the following way:

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Separate Science – Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Separate Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Students achieve 3 separate GCSEs for this course, which aims to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations. The subject content is:

Biology
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology
8. Key ideas

Chemistry
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
6. The rate and extent of chemical change
7. Organic chemistry
8. Chemical analysis
9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
10. Using resources

Physics
1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure
5. Forces
6. Waves
7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space physics

Separate Science is assessed in the following way:

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Further Information

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for either Key Stage 4 course please contact: Miss Jenkins by email to: K.Jenkins@city.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities In Science

Please see the current academy enrichment timetable for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.