Science

Science Department Staff

Miss S Cullen - Head of Department
Mrs R Creber - Second in Department
Mr I Baird - Assistant Headteacher and Science Teacher
Miss A Khan - Teacher of Science - Assessment and Intervention Co-ordinator (Maternity Leave)
Mr A Hartley - Science Teacher and PHSCE Lead
Miss G Shaw - Science Teacher
Miss E Gallagher - Science Teacher (RQT)
Mrs R Sattar - Science Teacher (part time)
Mrs J Griffiths - Science Teacher (part time)

Mrs M Fairest - Senior Science Technician

Curriculum Statement

Our department is made up of a dedicated team of experienced professionals eager to inspire, challenge and facilitate learning for our students. At KS3 and KS4 we deliver carefully planned Science lessons, covering a breadth of skills relating to biology, chemistry and physics.

Studying science will broaden your understanding of the world around you, may allow you to influence and develop accepted scientific knowledge, and will give you the skills needed to approach most matters in a reasoned and analytical manner. Science will open up a variety of further education and career options for your future providing you with skills that will make you very employable.

To find out more about the curriculum Siddal Moor delivers, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum.


Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) we build and develop skills and understanding through study of a wide range of areas covered in our schemes of work that comply fully with the requirements of the KS3 National Curriculum.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 - 9) Science Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

  • Introduction to Science
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Cells
  • Particles

Spring Term - Year 7

  • Electricity
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Forces

Summer Term - Year 7

  • Reproduction
  • Magnets and Electromagnets

Autumn Term - Year 8

  • Separating Mixtures
  • Digestion
  • Waves
  • Pathogens

Spring Term - Year 8

  • Periodic Table
  • Respiration

Summer Term - Year 8

  • Energy
  • Food Chains
  • Space

Autumn - Year 9

  • Forces
  • Inheritance
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Photosynthesis

Spring - Year 9

  • Metal Reactions
  • Health
  • The Earth and Rock Cycle

Summer - Year 9

  • Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  • Introduction to GCSE

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) all students follow examination courses.
All these courses are now linear and will be assessed at the end of Year 11 via external exams.

Examination Courses:

Subject Title:Board:Subject Code:Qualification:Course DetailsCourse Specification
Combined Science TrilogyAQA8464GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification
BiologyAQA8461GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification
ChemistryAQA8462GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification
PhysicsAQA8463GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification

 

Key Stage 4 GCSE  Science Curriculum Overview:

*Not all students will study three sciences some have chosen two sciences

 

Autumn - Year 10

Biology

  • Cells
  • Transport
  • Digestion

Chemistry

  • Atomic Structure
  • Bonding

Physics

  • Particles
  • Nuclear Radiation

Spring - Year 10

Biology

  • Heart
  • Health
  • Pathogens

Chemistry

  • Chemical Changes
  • Calculations

Physics

  • Energy 1
  • Energy 2

Summer - Year 10

Biology

  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Nervous system

Chemistry

  • Energy Changes
  • Rates of Reaction

Physics

  • Electricity
  • Forces

Autumn - Year 11

Biology

  • Nervous System
  • Hormones
  • Human Reproduction

Chemistry

  • Rates of Reaction
  • Organic Chemistry


Physics

  • Forces
  • Waves 1

Spring - Year 11

Biology

  • Inheritance and variation
  • Ecology


Chemistry

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Atmosphere
  • Using Resources

Physics

  • Electromagnetic Spectrum

Summer - Year 11

Biology

  • Revision

 

Chemistry

  • Revision

 

Physics

  • Revision