KS4

Science

Names of staff, role & contact details

Dr J Bradburn
Subject Leader
jbn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Miss G Latham
Assistant Subject Leader
glm@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Ms J Hutchinson
Assistant Subject Leader
jhu@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher
mmg@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs J Tilley
SGT Intervention Lead
jty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs H Barnsley
Teacher of Science
hba@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr T Hallswort
Teacher of Science
tha@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs K Newton
Teacher of Science
knn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M Thomas
Teacher of Science
mth@baines.lancs.sch.uk

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Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
BiologyAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461Two 1 hour 45 minutes exams May / June of year 11. Paper 1 includes topics 1-4; Paper 2 includes topics 5-7. Foundation or Higher Tier.
ChemistryAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462Two 1 hour 45 minutes exams May / June of year 11. Paper 1 includes topics 1-5; Paper 2 includes topics 6-10. Foundation or Higher Tier.
PhysicsAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463Two 1 hour 45 minutes exams May / June of year 11. Paper 1 includes topics 1-4; Paper 2 includes topics 5-8. Foundation or Higher Tier.
Combined Science Trilogy (worth two GCSEs)AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464There are six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each exam is 1 hour 15 minutes duration. All exams are at the end of year 11. Foundation or Higher Tier.

Biology and Combined Science Trilogy

Year 9

Term 1
B1 Cells

Term 2
B2 Organisation – Animal tissues, organs and organ systems

Term 3
B2 Organisation – Plant tissues, organs and systems

Year 10

Term 1
B3 Infection and Response

Term 2
B4 Bioenergetics

Term 3
B5 Homeostasis and Nervous System

Year 11

Term 1
B6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

Term 2
B7 Ecology

Term 3
Biology Revision

Chemistry and Combined Science Trilogy

Year 9

Term 1
C1 Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table

Term 2
C2 Bonding and Structure

Term 3
C4 Chemical Changes

Year 10

Term 1
C3 Quantitative Chemistry
C5 Energy changes

Term 2
C6 The rate and extent of chemical change

Term 3
C7 Organic Chemistry

Year 11

Term 1
C8 Chemical Analysis

Term 2
C9 Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Term 3
C10 Using resources

Physics and Combined Science Trilogy

Year 9

Term 1
P1 – Energy

Term 2
P2- Electricity

Term 3
P3 – Particle model of matter

Year 10

Term 1
P4 – Atoms and nuclear radiation

Term 2
P5 – Forces

Term 3
P6 – Waves

Year 11

Term 1
P7 – Magnetism and electromagnetism

Term 2
P8 – Space Physics

Term 3
Review and revise. Preparation for final exams.

How and when is my child assessed?

Internal assessments half-termly based on exam-style questions; multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

How to support your child in Science:

Every student has a login and password to access Kerboodle, this includes a digital textbook and online resources to consolidate learning.

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login

We advise all students to purchase the CGP revision guides (these can be bought through school at a reduced price).

CGP GCSE AQA Biology For the Grade 9-1 Exams. Complete Revision and Practice.

CGP GCSE AQA Chemistry For the Grade 9-1 Exams. Complete Revision and Practice.

CGP GCSE AQA Physics For the Grade 9-1 Exams. Complete Revision and Practice.