Science

Faculty of:

Science

Head of Faculty:

Mr A. Hussain

Members of staff:

  • Ms S. Islam (2nd I/C of faculty)
  • Ms R. Gill (HoKS5 and Biology coordinator)
  • Ms L. Morhtassi (KS5 Chemistry coordinator)
  • Mr P. Yu (KS5 Physics coordinator)
  • Mr K. Choudhury
  • Mr S. Hussain
  • Mr H. Ahmed
  • Mr A. Rakib
  • Mr A. Hassan

About the department:

The science department prides itself on its work ethic; it is made up of teachers from a wide range of scientific disciplines. We are a team of dedicated practitioners who strive for excellence and are committed to giving our students the best. Over the past few years we have achieved very good exam results and have obtained outstanding judgements from HMI (2012) and Ofsted (2014).

Key stage 3 Curriculum:

The KS3 curriculum is covered in years 7&8. The programme of study we follow is broad and balanced, equipping our students with the essential knowledge and skills needed for a good start in their GCSEs.

Topics covered at KS3:

Year 7Year 8
WS: Working ScientificallyB2.1 Health and lifestyle
B1.1 CellsB2.2 Ecosystem processes
B1.2 Structure and function of body systemsB2.3 Adaptation and inheritance
B1.3 ReproductionC2.1 The periodic table 
P1.1 Forces C2.2 Separation techniques
P1.2 SoundC2.3 Metals and acids
P1.3 LightC2.4 The earth
C1.1 Particles and their behaviourP2.1 Electricity and magnetism
C1.2 Elements, atoms and their compoundsP2.4 Energy
C1.3 ReactionsP2.3 Motion and pressure
C1.4 Acids and alkalis 

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Key stage 4 Curriculum:


The KS4 curriculum is covered in years 9-11; it builds upon the work covered at KS3.

We follow the OCR gateway B syllabus. Courses offered are listed below with links to the exam board:

GCSE courses offered:

Topics covered at KS4:

Combined ScienceSeparate Sciences
J250:
B1 Cell level systems
B2 Scaling up
B3 Organism level systems
B4 Community level systems
B5 Genes, inheritance and selection
B6 Global challenges
C1 Particles
C2 Elements, compounds and mixtures
C3 Chemical reactions
C4 Predicting and identifying reactions and products
C: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions
C6 Global challenges
P1 Matter
P2 Forces
P3 Electricity and magnetism
P4 Waves and radioactivity
P5 Energy
P6 Global challenges



J247:
B1 Cell level systems
B2 Scaling up
B3 Organism level systems
B4 Community level systems
B5 Genes, inheritance and selection
B6 Global challenges

J248:
C1 Particles
C2 Elements, compounds and mixtures
C3 Chemical reactions
C4 Predicting and identifying reactions and products
C5 Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions
C6 Global challenges

J249:
P1 Matter
P2 Forces
P3 Electricity
P4 Magnetism and magnetic fields
P5 Waves in matter
P6 Radioactivity
P7 Energy
P8 Global challenges

Key stage 5 Curriculum:


The KS5 curriculum is covered in years 12-13; it extends upon the work covered at KS4.

To ensure continuity, again we follow the OCR syllabi for the Sciences.  The courses offered are listed below with links to the exam board:


AS/ A2 courses offered:

     Biology H420        Chemistry H432     Physics H556
Development of practical skills in:

– Biology
– Basic components of living systems
– Biological molecules
– Enzymes
– Plasma membranes
– Cell divisions
– Exchange surfaces and breathing
– Transport in animals
– Transport in plants
– Classification an evolution
– Biodiversity
– Communicable diseases
– Neuronal communication
– Hormonal communication
– Homeostasis
– Plant responses
– Energy for biological processes
– Respiration
– Genetics of living systems
– Patterns of inheritance and variation
– Manipulating genomes
– Cloning and biotechnology
– Ecosystems
– Populations and sustainability





Development of practical skills in:

– Chemistry Atoms, ions and compounds
– Amount of substance
– Acid and redox
– Electrons and bonding
– Shapes of molecules and intermolecular forces
– Periodicity
– Reactivity trends
– Enthalpy
– Reaction rates and equilibrium
– Basic concepts of organic chemistry
– Alkanes
– Alkenes
– Alcohols
– Haloalkanes
– Organic synthesis
– Spectroscopy
– Rates of reactions
– Equilibrium
– Acids, bases, and pH
– Buffers and neutralisation
– Enthalpy and entropy
– Redox and electrode potentials
– Transition elements
– Aromatic
– Chemistry
– Carbonyls and carboxylic acids
– Amines, amino acids, and proteins
– Organic synthesis
– Chromatography and spectroscop
Development of practical skills in:

– Physics
– Foundation of physics
– Motion
– Forces in action
– Work, energy, power
– Materials
– Laws of motion and “p”
– Current and charge
– Energy, power, resistance
– Electrical circuits
– Waves 1
– Waves 2
– Quantum Physics
– Thermal physics
– Ideal gases
– Circular motion
– Oscillations
– Gravitational fields
– Stars
– Cosmology
– Capacitance
– Electric fields
– Magnetic fields
– Particle physics
– Radioactivity
– Nuclear physics
– Medical imaging
– Unifying concepts






Extra-Curricular:

In order to further support our students, intervention classes are run during the school week and during the holidays. Furthermore, we take our students on a number of trips to enhance their learning experience.

Electronic learning:

Some useful links for science are given below:

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Physics