Beaconsfield Drive
Blurton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 3JD
01782 882200

Science

Overview:

The science department vision is “Putting scientific enquiry at the heart of raising standards and inspiring pupils’ curiosity in science.” Science staff are enthusiastic promoters of science and enable students to ask questions of aspects of science in the outside world and develop students’ practical and thinking skills. We have six dedicated science laboratories with access to 50 laptops for research work. We run a Key Stage 3 Science Club every fortnight and offer a range of extra-curricular activities to enhance students understanding of science outside the standard classroom environment.

Curriculum:

In Key Stage 3 pupils study Science for six lessons per fortnight, and across the key stage cover a range of topics including:

 

Strands

Substrands

1 How science works
  • 1.1 Explanations, argument and decisions
  • 1.2 Practical and enquiry skills
2 Organisms, behaviour and health
  • 2.1 Life processes
  • 2.2 Variation and interdependence
  • 2.3 Behaviour
3 Chemical and material behaviour
  • 3.1 Particle models
  • 3.2 Chemical reactions
  • 3.3 Patterns in chemical reactions
4 Energy, electricity and forces
  • 4.1 Energy transfer and electricity
  • 4.2 Forces
5 The environment, Earth and the universe
  • 5.1 Changing environment and sustainability
  • 5.2 Changing Earth
  • 5.3 Earth, Space and beyond

 

When pupils complete Key Stage 3 we offer the following qualifications at KS4:

  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Physics
  • GCSE Combined Science

From September 2015 year 9 students are following the new Science Programme of Study using the AQA examination board. Students follow GCSE Combined Science. The qualifications are 100% examination based with no Controlled Assessment.

 

Curriculum Maps

 

For a more detailed overview of our curriculum, please click below:

Biology Curriculum

Chemistry Curriculum

Physic Curriculum