Science Department Staff

Mrs J Griffiths - Head of Department
Mrs R Creber - Assistant Subject Leader
Mr I Baird - Assistant Headteacher and Science Teacher
Miss A Bicknell - Assistant Headteacher and Science Teacher
Miss A Khan - Assessment and Intervention Co-ordinator
Mr A Hartley - Science Teacher and PSE Lead
Miss G Shaw - Science Teacher
Miss E Gallagher - Science Teacher (NQT)
Mrs R Sattar - Science Teacher (part time)

Mrs C Baron - Senior Science Technician
Mrs M Fairest - 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 - Year 7

Tissues and transplants
Acids and alkalis
Energy and sustainability

Spring - Year 7

Sex and science
Bubbles, bangs and burning

Summer - Year 7

Electrical circuits
What a waste

Autumn - Year 8

Food, glorious food
Heat transfer

Spring - Year 8

Going for gold
Light fantastic
Sound and hearing

Summer - Year 8

Materials and recycling
Explaining the earth

Autumn - Year 9

Science and fiction
Satellites and space
Sculpture park

Spring - Year 9

A model career
Record breakers

Summer - Year 9

On the farm
Cleaning up














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:

AQA GCSE Combined Science Trilogy (8464)
AQA GCSE Combined Science 8464 - Specification

Key Stage 4 (Year 10) AQA Science Curriculum Outline
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Key Stage 4 (Year 11) AQA Additional Science Curriculum Outline
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