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Departmental Staff

Mrs G. McAllister (Head of Department)

Mr F. McIlvenna

Mrs S. O’Hare

Miss D. McPhillips

Mrs L. McKeag

Mr M. Maguire

Mr K. O’Boyle

Mrs O. Mullan

Technical support: Miss L. Gallagher

General Information:

The aim of the Science department is to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Science.

Science is taught at all Key stages and is compulsory until the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 12).

 KS3 Curriculum (Years 8, 9 and 10):

Year

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

8

Introduction to Science & Safety

Cells

Reproduction

Variation & Classification

Environment & Feeding Relationships

Acids & Alkalis

States of Matter

Solutions

Energy

Circuits

Forces

Solar System

9

Food & Digestion

Respiration

Microbes & Disease

Ecological Relationships

Simple Chemical Reactions

Atoms & Elements

Compounds & Mixtures

 

Heating & Cooling Magnets

Light

Sound

10

Inheritance & Selection

Fitness & Health

Photosynthesis

Plants for Food

Metals & Their Compounds

Patterns of Reactivity

Environmental Chemistry

Using Chemistry

 

Energy & Electricity

Gravity & Space

Speed

Pressure & Moments

 

KS4 Curriculum (Years 11/12):

Pupils will study either Single Award Science or Double Award Science at KS4.

Single Award Science

Unit

Title

Weighting

Assessment

1

Biology

25%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher Tiers: 1 hour

Students answer compulsory structured questions that include short responses, extended writing and calculations.

2

Chemistry

25%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher Tiers: 1 hour

Students answer compulsory structured questions that include short responses, extended writing and calculations.

3

Physics

25%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher Tiers: 1 hour

Students answer compulsory structured questions that include short responses, extended writing and calculations.

4

Practical Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.5%

 

 

 

 

 

17.5%

Booklet A:

Practical skills assessment

Foundation and Higher Tiers: 2 hours

Students carry out two pre-release practical tasks (from two of Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in the final year of study.

Booklet B

External written examination

Foundation Tier: 1 hour

Higher Tier: 1 hour 15 mins

Students answer compulsory structured questions that include short responses, extended writing and calculations all set in a practical context for Biology,

Chemistry and Physics.

 

 

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The aim of the Science department is to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Science.

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