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KS2 Science

Students will learn about living things and their habitats- describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, and insect and a bird, and describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. They will learn to describe the changes as humans develop to old age.  They will learn about properties and changes of materials on the basis of their properties including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, and response to magnets. They will learn about Earth and space, and describe the movement of the Earth, Moon, and Sun relative to the rest of the solar system. They will know about forces and that unsupported objects fall towards Earth due to the force of gravity, and that this is affected by air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

KS3 Science

A high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. Students will learn how science can explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. The National Curriculum for Science ensures that they develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding, understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, and are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today, and for the future. Across all disciplines students will learn to develop a scientific attitude, experimental skills and investigations, analysis and evaluation, and measurement skills.

Biology

They will study cells and organisation, the skeletal and muscular systems, nutrition and digestion, gas exchange systems, reproduction, health, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, relationships in an ecosystem, inheritance, chromosomes, and DNA and genes.

Chemistry

This includes the particulate nature of matter, atoms, elements and compounds, pure and impure substances, chemical reactions, energetics, the periodic table, materials, and earth and atmosphere.

Physics

Students study the calculation of fuel uses and costs in the domestic context, energy changes and transfers, changes in systems, motions and forces, pressure in fluids, balanced forces, forces and motion, observed waves, sound waves, energy and waves, light waves, electricity and electromagnetism, matter and physical changes, the particle model, and space physics.

iGCSE Biology

This course teaches knowledge and understanding of biological facts, terminology, concepts, principles, and practical techniques, how to evaluate biological information, appreciate the practical nature of biology, analyse, interpret and evaluate data and experimental methods, and develop a logical approach to problem solving in a wider context. The course prepares students for further study in the biological sciences.

This consists of two papers:

Paper 1 (2h, 110 marks)

  1. The nature and variety of living organisms
  2. Structures and functions in living organisms
  3. Reproduction and inheritance
  4. Ecology and the environment
  5. Use of biological resources

Paper 2 (1h 15 minutes, 70 marks)

  1. The nature and variety of living organisms
  2. Structures and functions in living organisms
  3. Reproduction and inheritance
  4. Ecology and the environment
  5. Use of biological resources

iGCSE Chemistry

This course aims to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of chemical facts, terminology, concepts, principles, and practical techniques, evaluate chemical information, appreciate the practical nature of chemistry, recognise the importance of experimental work, and prepare for more advanced courses in chemistry, or other courses requiring a knowledge of chemistry.

This consists of two papers:

Paper 1 (2h, 110 marks)

  1. Principles of chemistry
  2. Inorganic chemistry
  3. Physical chemistry
  4. Organic chemistry

Paper 2 (1h 15, 70 marks)

  1. Principles of chemistry
  2. Inorganic chemistry
  3. Physical chemistry
  4. Organic chemistry

iGCSE Physics

This course aims to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of physical facts, terminology, concepts, principles, and practical techniques, evaluate physical information, appreciate the practical nature of physics, recognise the importance of experimental work, and prepare for more advanced courses in physics or other courses requiring a knowledge of physics.

This consists of two papers:

Paper 1 (2h, 110 marks)

  1. Forces and motion
  2. Electricity
  3. Waves
  4. Energy resources and energy transfers
  5. Solids, liquids and gases
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  7. Radioactivity and particles
  8. Astrophysics

Paper 2 (1h 15, 70 marks)

  1. Forces and motion
  2. Electricity
  3. Waves
  4. Energy resources and energy transfers
  5. Solids, liquids and gases
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  7. Radioactivity and particles
  8. Astrophysics

iGCSE Science (Single Award)

The Single Science Award comprises three externally assessed papers, each of which contains core content from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. It provides a solid understanding and appreciation of science to support employment opportunities, by developing a broad range of skills.

Paper 1 – Biology (1h 10, 60 marks)

  1. The nature and variety of living organisms
  2. Structures and functions in living organisms
  3. Reproduction and inheritance
  4. Ecology and the environment
  5. Use of biological resources

Paper 2- Chemistry (1h 10, 60 marks)

  1. Principles of chemistry
  2. Inorganic chemistry
  3. Physical chemistry
  4. Organic chemistry

Paper 3- Physics (1h 10, 60 marks)

  1. Forces and motion
  2. Electricity
  3. Waves
  4. Energy resources and energy transfers
  5. Solids, liquids and gases
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  7. Radioactivity and particles
  8. Astrophysics

iGCSE Science (Double Award)

The Double Award Science consists of three externally assessed papers, each of which contains core content from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. It provides a solid understanding and appreciation of science to support employment opportunities, by developing a broad range of skills.

Paper 1 – Biology (2h, 110 marks)

  1. The nature and variety of living organisms
  2. Structures and functions in living organisms
  3. Reproduction and inheritance
  4. Ecology and the environment
  5. Use of biological resources

Paper 2- Chemistry (2h, 110 marks)

  1. Principles of chemistry
  2. Inorganic chemistry
  3. Physical chemistry
  4. Organic chemistry

Paper 3- Physics (2h, 110 marks)

  1. Forces and motion
  2. Electricity
  3. Waves
  4. Energy resources and energy transfers
  5. Solids, liquids and gases
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  7. Radioactivity and particles
  8. Astrophysics