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Contact details
Name : Miss R Brigg
Position : Curriculum Area Leader for Science
Email address : rb@selbyhigh.co.uk

 

Curriculum Intent:

  • To deliver engaging lessons which allow all students to be stretched yet feel able to achieve. Students should feel supported and have the confidence to take risks and work independently in the pursuit of excellence.
  • To enhance the experience of students at Selby High School and expand their horizons, through a wide variety of courses, trips and activities which promote a lifelong love of learning.

KS3
Course information/Programme of study/focus including useful links:

Students study a range of topics which encompass a wide range of teaching activities which include practical investigations, using ICT, linking science principles to the real world etc. They will develop their ability to work independently and think creatively, in addition to developing literacy and numeracy. Students are assessed by end of unit test. In addition we now carry out a formal subject examinations in line with the whole school policy, to prepare students for the linear format external exams, in addition to providing accurate data for tracking and monitoring student progress.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/
http://www.docbrown.info/
http://www.channel4learning.com/support/websites/science.html
http://www.chem4kids.com/
http://www.syngentaperiodictable.co.uk/periodic-table.php?keyStage=5&showState=g


KS4
 
Course information/Programme of study/focus including exam board links and other useful links:

As a Specialist School for Science we offer a diverse range of courses at KS4, which allows us to personalise the science curriculum to the student’s needs and provide engaging and enriching lessons. We follow the AQA programs of study with all courses being assessed by final exams.

GCSE Assessment
AQA Combined Science Trilogy : - 6 x 70 mark papers
Separate Science which includes studying all 3 areas separately.
AQA Biology GCSE: - 2 x 100 mark papers
AQA Chemistry GCSE: - 2 x 100 mark papers
AQA Physics GCSE: - 2 x 100 mark papers

Term1 Term 2 Term 3
Year 7

Thinking in science

7C1 Particles

7B1 Cells

7P1 Energy and electricity

7C2 Elements, mixtures and compounds and acids and alkalis

7B2 Reproduction and interdependence

7P2 Forces
Year 8

8C2 Earth structure

8B2 Healthy body

8P2 Further energy, forces and space

8C2 Chemical reactions

8B2 Environment and genetics

8P2 Waves
Year 9 (AQA combined trilogy)

Biology working scientifically skills

Physics working scientifically skills

B1 Cell Biology

C1 Atomic structure

P3 Particles

P1 Energy

B2 Biological organisation

C2 Periodic table

P2 Electricity

C3 Quantitative chemistry
Year 9 (AQA Biology)

Biology working scientifically skills

Start B1 Cell Biology

Finish B1 Cell Biology

Start B2 Biological organisation

Finish Biological organisation

(Maths in Biology)
Year 9 (AQA Chemistry)

Chemistry working scientifically skills

C1 Atomic structure
C2 Periodic table C3 Quantitative chemistry
Year 9 (AQA Physics)

Physics working scientifically skills

P1 Energy
P2 Electricity P3 Particles
Year 10 ( AQA combined trilogy)

(C3 Quantitative chemistry)

B3 Infection and response

C4 Chemical reactions

P4 Atomic physics

C5 Energy in reactions

B4 Bioenergetics

C6 Rates of reaction

P5 Forces

B5 Homeostasis
Year 10 (AQA Biology)

B3 Infection and response

Start B4 Bioenergetics

Finish B4 Bioenergetics

B5 Homeostasis
B6 Inheritance
Year 10 (AQA Chemistry) C4 Chemical reactions

C5 Energy in reactions

C6 Rates of reaction
C7 Organic chemistry
Year 10 (AQA Physics)

P4 Atomic physics

Start P5 Forces
Finish P5 Forces P6 Waves
Year 11 (AQA combined trilogy)

B6 Inheritance

B7 Ecology

P7 Waves

C7 Organic chemistry

C8 Chemical analysis

P7 Magnetism

C9 Atmosphere

C10 Using resources

Revision

Exams
Year 11 (AQA Biology) B7 Ecology Revision

Revision

Exams
Year 11 (AQA Chemistry)

C8 Chemical analysis

C9 Atmosphere

C10 Using resources

Revision

Revision

Exams
Year 11 (AQA Physics)

P7 Magnetism

P8 Space physics
Revision

Revision

Exams

http://web.aqa.org.uk/index.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/
http://www.rsc.org/
http://www.channel4learning.com/support/websites/science.html
http://www.syngentaperiodictable.co.uk/periodic-table.php?keyStage=5&showState=g


Clubs / Extra Curricular Activities, visits and trips

Some examples of trips we have run are: -

  • Drax Power Station
  • Inter school science competitions such as the Physics Olympics and Top of the Bench
  • Kielder Astronomy Trip
  • York Science Museum Live
  • York University Chemistry/Physics at Work
  • Science Live Lectures

Science Curriculum Overview