Science

Welcome to Science

The science department is comprised of seven teaching staff and one technician all working collaboratively to ensure students achieve their full potential. 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

D Kershaw – Director of Science
O Hector – Head of Department
A Wharton – 2nd in Science
E Ricketts – Teacher of Science (Vice Principal)
A Warburton – Teacher of Science (Assistant Principal)
D Batley – Teacher of Science (Associate Assistant Principal)
L Keal – Teacher of Science
J Nicholson – Teacher of Science
N Thompson – Science Technician

Key Stage 3

The Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE Science courses in Key Stage 4. The Year 7 curriculum provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required which are then built upon in Year 8 in preparation for GCSE. Throughout the KS3 course, practical skills are developed in preparation for the new GCSE curriculum.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mr Hector by email at o.hector@brumby.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Combined (Trilogy Science)

Students achieve 2 Science GCSEs for this course, which aims to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations. The subject content for the combined GCSEs:

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Trilogy Science is assessed through 100% written examination. The assessments are as follows:

Examination

Biology
Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes – 70 marks 16.7% of GCSE
Paper 1 – 2 hour 15 minutes – 70 marks 16.7% of GCSE

Chemistry
Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes – 70 marks 16.7% of GCSE
Paper 2 – 1 hour 15 minutes – 70 marks 16.7% of GCSE

Physics
Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes – 70 marks 16.7% of GCSE
Paper 2 – 1 hour 15 minutes – 70 marks 16.7% of GCSE

AQA GCSE (9-1) Triple Science

Students achieve 3 Science GCSEs for this course, which aims to inspire and challenge students. The subject content for the three GCSEs is:

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Triple Science is assessed through 100% written examination. The assessments are as follows:-

Examination

Biology
Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes 100 marks 50% of GCSE
Paper 2 – 1 hour 45 minutes 100 marks 50% of GCSE

Chemistry
Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes 100 marks 50% of GCSE
Paper 2 – 1 hour 45 minutes 100 marks 50% of GCSE

Physics
Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes 100 marks 50% of GCSE
Paper 2 – 1 hour 15 minutes 70 marks 50% of GCSE

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mr Hector by email at o.hector@brumby.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Science

The science department offers a range of enrichments and extracurricular opportunities to students of all year groups. This includes the following:

  • STEM club: an extracurricular science club in which students develop practical skills and investigate science that falls outside the AQA curriculum.
  • Science breakfast club
  • Science Peer support
  • After school revision / support.

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

If you would like further information about enrichment and support, within the science department, please contact Mr Hector by email at:
o.hector@brumby.outwood.com