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Science

Intent

In the science department, we inspire our students to solve world problems through high quality, enthusiastic teaching that encourages the scientists of the future to develop their passion for science.  We aim to guide students to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them, learning within a real world context where the roles of scientists and the need for scientific skills in the world of work are evident.  Our lessons will challenge students to understand how the world works.  Through an investigative approach, Baines students will use their scientific working skills to carry out tests and analyse data to provide evidence based conclusions that are explained using core scientific principles.  Our positive and productive working relationships with students will give them the confidence to apply their knowledge to new situations.  We aim for them to exceed expectations and gain success in their examinations, with many choosing to continue sciences to A level and beyond.

Names of staff, roles & contact details

Mrs J Tilley
Subject Leader for Science
jty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

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

Mrs C Doherty
Deputy Headteacher & Teacher of Science
cdo@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr M McGrath
Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Science
mmg@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs M Manesseh

Teacher of Science
mma@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr J Lilley
Teacher of Science
jli@baines.lancs.sch.uk
 
Mr T Hallsworth
Teacher of Science
 
Mrs K Newton
Teacher of Science
 
Mrs C Withnell
Teacher of Science
 HT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Year 7Intro to Science
Organisms
Matter
Matter
Waves
Genes
Energy
Reactions
Reactions
Forces
Forces
Ecosystems
Electro-magnetism
Electro-magentism
Earth
Year 8Breathing and Digestion
Periodic Table and Elements
Wave Effects
Wave Effects
Evolution
Inheritance
Work, Heating and Cooling
Chemical Energy
Types of Reactions
Chemical Energy
Types of Reactions
Contact Forces
Pressure
Photosynthesis
Respiration
Magnetism
Electro-magnetism
Climate
Earth's Resources
Year 9Transition Units Bio - INV - Chem - INV - PhysTransition Units Bio - INV - Chem - INV - Phys
Particle Model
Particle Model
Atomic Structure
PT incl. 3 for Science Project
Atomic Structure
PT incl. 3 for Science Project
Cells
Cells
Revision
Exams
Exams
Cells
Structures and Bonding
Year 10Non-Comms
Infection and Response
Joint Test
Structures and Bonding Review and Part 2
Energy Part 2
Chemical Changes
Electricity
Infection and Response
Joint Test
Chemical Changes
Electricity
Bioenergetics
Bioenergetics
Chemical Changes
Electricity
Homeostasis
Quantitative Chemistry
Atomic Structure (Shortened)
Homeostasis
Quantitative Chemistry
Energy Changes
Atomic Structure (Shortened)
Forces
Cells
Homeostasis
Energy Changes
Forces
Exams
Exams
Ecology
Rates
Forces
Year 11Ecology
Analytical Chemistry
Atmosphere
Waves
Prelim
Inheritance
Atmosphere
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Inheritance
Atmosphere
Resources
Magnetism and Electronmagentism
Mocks
Mocks
Resources

Some of the content in these schemes of learning may differ during the academic year 2020-2021 as departments prioritise skills and knowledge from the extended period of remote learning from March to July 2019-2020 and plan for periods of remote learning during this academic year.

How and when is my child assessed?

In Year 7 and 8, students are assessed in a range of ways including end topic tests, task based challenges, termly tests and end of year examinations. We assess investigative “Working Scientifically” skills through practical challenges set within the context of the science topic covered at the time. Our assessments follow Lancashire Assessment model.

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.

Resources

GCSEpod

Seneca Learning

Free Science Lessons (YouTube Channel)

Primrose Kitten (YouTube Channel)

GCSE BBC Bitesize

PiXL powerpoints can be found on ClassCharts for all units for students in year 11

Revision guides and other revision resources are available for purchase through the school at reduced rates.  Order forms can be found on ClassCharts for all students in year 10 and 11