Science

 

A Brief Introduction to the Science Department

In science at TPS we offer a broad and balanced curriculum across the key stages. 

At Key Stage 3, we cover the three key disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, all of which are taught through the use of practical investigations.

At Key Stage 4, we follow the AQA GCSE Science: Trilogy with some students completing three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 


KS3 Curriculum Content - AQA


Year 7

Biology: Organisms, Movement, Reproduction, Variation, Interdependence

Chemistry: Particle model, Separating mixtures, Metals and non-metals, Acids and alkalis, Earth structure

Physics: Speed, Circuits, Energy, Sound, Light, Sight and hearing

Skills: Conclusions, Planning an investigation, Collecting, recording and presenting data


Year 8

Biology: Breathing, Digestion, Respiration, Photosynthesis, Evolution, Inheritance

Chemistry: Periodic table, Elements, Chemical energy, Types of reaction, Climate, Earths resources

Physics: Contact forces, Pressure, Magnets, Work, Heating and cooling, Waves

Skills: Collecting, recording and presenting data, Literacy and communication


KS4 Course Content


Year 9


 AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (examined at the end of year 11)


Biology:

• Cell biology

• Organisation

• Infection and response


Chemistry:

• Atomic structure and the periodic table

• Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

• Quantitative chemistry


Physics:

• Energy

• Particle model of matter

• Waves

Year 10


 AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (examined at the end of year 11)


Biology:

Bioenergetics

Homeostasis and response

inheritance


Chemistry:

Chemical Changes

Energy changes

The rate of chemical change

Organic chemistry

Chemical analysis


 Physics:

Atomic structure 

Forces

Electricity


Year 11


AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (examined at the end of year 11)


Biology:

Ecology


Chemistry:

Chemistry of the atmosphere

Using resources


Physics:

Magnetism and electromagnetism

Space Physics (Triple students only)


Exam Board Link

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 

QAN

601/8758/X 



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