Welcome to Science

The teaching staff within the science department share a desire to make science education accessible and exciting to all students.
The department contains nineteen teachers, two one to one tutors and four lab technicians who are based in a suite of modern and fully resourced laboratories.

Staff

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Key Stage 3 – AQA KS3 Science

A broad and balanced Key Stage 3 curriculum is offered which includes aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The Biology units include organisms, ecosystems and genes.
The Chemistry units include matter, reactions and earth.
The Physics units include forces, electromagnetism, energy and waves.

These topics give students a good start with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE Science courses at Key Stage 4.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: r.simmonds@grange.outwood.com or c.lee@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Science Trilogy

In Trilogy students will study cell biology, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution, ecology, atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, structure, and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of chemical change, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere, using resources, energy, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism.

Science Trilogy is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: r.simmonds@grange.outwood.com

AQA GCSE (9-1) Science Biology/Chemistry/Physics

All triple science students will study the topics above from trilogy in more depth with addition to the following:
Biology – key ideas in biology
Physics – space physics

Biology/Chemistry/Physics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: r.simmonds@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A Level Biology
In A Level Biology students will study biological molecules, cells, organisms exchanging substances with their environment, genetic information, variation & relationships between organisms, energy transfer in and between organisms, organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments, genetic populations evolution and ecosystems and control of gene expression.

AQA GCE A Level Biology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: r.simmonds@grange.outwood.com

AQA GCE A Level Chemistry
Physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, including – atomic structure, amounts of substance, bonding, periodicity, kinetics, energetics, chemical equilibria, redox reactions, Group II alkali earth metals, Group VII halogens, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, halogenoalkanes, organic synthesis and analysis, acids and bases, electrode potential and electrochemical cells, reactions of period 3 elements, transition metals, reactions of ions in aqueous solution, carbonyl chemistry, amines, amino acids, proteins and DNA, polymers, organic compound synthesis and analysis including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and chromatography>>

A-Level chemistry>> is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: l.stewart@grange.outwood.com

AQA GCE A Level Physics
Physicists attempt to gain a fundamental understanding of why the universe and its contents behave the way they do.
By studying Physics at Advanced level, you will develop and build on your current knowledge of what everything is made of and how objects move and interact. We will also study some of the phenomena which are not yet fully understood and are at the cutting edge of scientific research today through the following topics: Measurements and their errors; Particles and radiation; Waves; Mechanics and materials; Electricity; Further mechanics and thermal physics; Fields and their consequences; Nuclear physics; Astrophysics.

AQA GCE A Level Physics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: z.rosenberg@grange.outwood.com

Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science
1. Principles and key concepts of science
2. Practical and Scientific techniques
3. Scientific Investigation Skills
4. One optional biology unit

Level 3 BTEC Applied Science is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: v.guest@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Science

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