Science

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? If there are more than 118 elements? Whether there are more undiscovered species of plant or animal? What would the nearest adult answer if you posed these questions? Could they be answered by the brightest minds in science? The curiosity that lies behind these questions and the drive to find the answers is what makes us human and it lies in the heart of Science.

Science Department

  • Miss S Phillips – Head of Science
  • Miss L Spencer – Second in Science
  • Mrs R Walters – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs K Biggar – Teacher of Science
  • Mr D Meadows – Teacher of Science
  • Miss C Jackson – Teacher of Science
  • Mr J Hogan – Teacher of Physics
  • Mrs A Bruno – Teacher of Science
  • Mr R Dewis -Teacher of Science
  • Miss K Simcox – Teacher of Science
  • Mr A McKibbin – One-to-one Tutor
  • Mr A Draper – Senior Science Technician
  • Mrs K Smith – Science Technician

Enrichment, Revision and Home Learning

In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.

Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE

Year 11 (GCSE)

In Year 11 you will have weekly homework tasks set on GCSEPod for you to complete. These amount to 45 minutes work a week with prizes awarded each Wednesday for those students with the highest scores, most improved and the best effort.

Seneca learning offers a different way of revising at home with videos and questions to support your learning

Below are the links to the resources, activities and tests you can do to help you revise for each topic.

Your teacher will tell you the relevant sections to revise from the links below, for each Praising Stars assessment.

Additionally you can use the menus and sections from the BBC Bitesize GCSE Science website

Year 12 + 13 (A-Level)

Biology

Modules studied:

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Chemistry

Modules studied:
Physical Chemistry

  • Atomic Structure and Bonding
  • Rates and Equilibria
  • Energetics
  • Redox and Electrochemical Cells
  • Acids and Bases

Organic Chemistry

  • Alkanes and Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes and Alcohols
  • Isomerism and Carbonyls
  • Aromatics and Amines
  • Amino Acids, Proteins, DNA and Polymers
  • Organic Analysis and Synthesis

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Periodicity
  • Transition Metals

Physics

Modules studied

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics