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Our Science curriculum at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is designed to accommodate students of all abilities and all aspirations. We aim to deliver a clear and concise curriculum in all three disciplines of science; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Our students will receive a carefully balanced curriculum of theory and practical learning in our purpose-built laboratories at Queen Elizabeth School. With our ambitious extra-curricular programme, we strive to provide our learners the best opportunities to develop their ingenuity and their abilities to relate the enacted curriculum to real-life applications.

We’ve ensured that:

  • the biology, chemistry and physics content is presented clearly, in a logical teaching order across KS3 and KS4. 
  • the subject content and required practical’s are also in our Science Curriculum which are delivered safely in our laboratories and aims to equip all learners with necessary dexterity skills.
  • all our science qualifications provide opportunities for progression. Combined Science: Trilogy and Triple Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) gives students the option to progress to A-levels in science or other subjects.

Key stage 3

KS3 Year 7

Biology


PLC Sheet (H/S)

Regular homework

Mid Modular Assessment

End of Unit Test

Chemistry


PLC Sheet (H/S)

Regular homework

Mid Modular Assessment

End of Unit Test

Physics


PLC Sheet (H/S)

Regular homework

Mid Modular Assessment

End of Unit Test

Chapter 1 - Cells – The Building Blocks of Life 

(18 Lessons)

Chapter 3 – Mixing, Dissolving and Separating

(16 Lessons) 

Chapter 5 – Forces and Their Effects

(18 Lessons)

Chapter 2 - Eating, Drinking and Breathing 

(17 Lessons)

Chapter 4 – Elements, Compounds and Reactions

(18 Lessons)

Chapter 6 – Energy Transfers and Sound

(18 Lessons)

 

KS3 Year 8

 

Biology


PLC Sheet (H/S)

Regular homework

Mid Modular Assessment

End of Unit Test

Chemistry


PLC Sheet (H/S)

Regular homework

Mid Modular Assessment

End of Unit Test

Physics


PLC Sheet (H/S)

Regular homework

Mid Modular Assessment

End of Unit Test

Chapter 1 - Cells – The Building Blocks of Life 

(18 Lessons)

Chapter 3 – Mixing, Dissolving and Separating

(16 Lessons) 

Chapter 5 – Forces and Their Effects

(18 Lessons)

Chapter 2 - Eating, Drinking and Breathing 

(17 Lessons)

Chapter 4 – Elements, Compounds and Reactions

(18 Lessons)

Chapter 6 – Energy Transfers and Sound

(18 Lessons)

 

Key Stage 4 

Trilogy (Combined) Science

Biology

(1hr 15min, 70marks, 16.7% GCSE)


(Foundation or Higher)


-Multiple choice

-Structured

-Closed short answer

-Open response

Chemistry

(1hr 15min, 70marks, 16.7% GCSE)


(Foundation or Higher)


-Multiple choice

-Structured

-Closed short answer

-Open response

Physics

(1hr 15min, 70marks, 16.7% GCSE)


(Foundation or Higher)


-Multiple choice

-Structured

-Closed short answer

-Open response

Year 9

B1 Cell Biology 

(14 lessons, Paper 1)

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

C1 Atomic Structure

(18 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

P1 Energy

(14 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

B2 Photosynthesis

(12 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

C2 Structure, bonding and properties

(15 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

P2 Electricity

(14 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

B3 Moving and Changing Materials

(17 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

C3 Chemical Quantities and Calculations

(10 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

P3 Particle model of matter

(10 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

B4 Health Matters

(15 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

C4 Chemical Changes

(17 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

P4 Atomic Structure

(9 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

B5 Coordination and Control

(16 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

C5 Energy Changes

(6 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

P5 Forces

(18 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

B6 Genetics

(19 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

C6 The rate and extent of Chemical Change

(14 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

P6 Waves

(15 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

B7 Variation and Evolution

(17 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C7 Hydrocarbons

(7 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

P7 Electromagnetism

(8 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

B8 Ecology in Action

(16 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C8 Chemical Analysis

(7 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C9 The Atmosphere

(12 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C10 Sustainable Development

(8 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

 

 

Triple Science

Biology

(1hr 45min, 100marks, 50% GCSE each paper


(Foundation or Higher)


-Multiple choice

-Structured

-Closed short answer

-Open response

Chemistry

(1hr 45min, 100marks, 50% GCSE)


(Foundation or Higher)


-Multiple choice

-Structured

-Closed short answer

-Open response

Physics

(1hr 45min, 100marks, 50% GCSE)


(Foundation or Higher)


-Multiple choice

-Structured

-Closed short answer

-Open response

Year 9

B1 Cell Biology 

(17 +3 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

C1 Atomic Structure

(19 +1 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

P1 Energy

(14 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

B2 Photosynthesis

(12 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

C2 Structure, bonding and properties

(17 +2 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

P2 Electricity

(15 +1 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

B3 Moving and Changing Materials

(18 +1 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

C3 Chemical Quantities and Calculations

(14 +4 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 9

P3 Particle model of matter

(10 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

B4 Health Matters

(18 +3 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

C4 Chemical Changes

(18 +1 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

P4 Atomic Structure

(13 +4 lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

B5 Coordination and Control

(29 +13 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

C5 Energy Changes

(7 +1lessons, Paper 1) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

P5 Forces

(21 +3 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

B6 Genetics

(14 +5 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

C6 The rate and extent of Chemical Change

(14 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 10

P6 Waves

(23 +8 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

B7 Variation and Evolution

(21 +4lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C7 Hydrocarbons

(15 +8 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

P7 Electromagnetism

(12 +4lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

B8 Ecology in Action

(24 +8 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C8 Chemical Analysis

(12 +5 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

P8 Space

(9 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C9 The Atmosphere

(12 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

Year 11

C10 Sustainable Development

(13 +5 lessons, Paper 2) 

+ End of unit Assessment

 

Enrichment

  • Gardening club
  • Young engineers
  • Home insulation
  • Sugar rush
  • Chemistry in plumbing
  • Railway repair
  • Construction reinforcement 
  • Physics in mechanics 
  • Hydroponic farming
  • Biomimicry research
  • 3d printer assembly and operation
  • Chick hatching 
  • Numerous educational visits

Key skills you will learn:

Our course is designed to develop well rounded scientists who have a good grounding across all three disciplines of science. After successful completion of the course , our learners will have developed a range of skills that include:

  • Being able to explain processes or phenomena, logically and in detail, making use of abstract ideas and models from different areas of science.
  • Analysing the development of scientific theories through the emergence of new, accepted ideas and evidence.
  • Evaluating the effects of scientific or technological developments on society as a whole.
  • Making balanced judgements about particular scientific or technological developments by evaluating the economic ethical/moral, social or cultural implications.
  • Processing data, including using multi-step calculations and compound measures, to identify complex relationships between variables.
  • Suggesting and justifying improvements to experimental procedures using detailed scientific knowledge and understanding and suggest coherent strategies to take particular investigations further.
  • Making sets of observations or measurements, identifying the ranges and intervals used

Our enacted curriculum will also aim to develop additional skills:

  • Working scientifically
  • Dexterity skills
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Time management
  • Research
  • Prioritising
  • Delegation
  • Planning
  • Active listening
  • Planning
  • Co-operation
  • Reliability

Next Steps:

A wide range of opportunities are available for learners who have acquired a qualification in double or triple science.

Careers:

  • Teacher
  • Medical Sciences (Doctor, Nurse, Microbiologist and other medical related professions)
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Gas Engineer
  • Plumber
  • Architect
  • Motor Vehicle Technician
  • Horticulture Scientist

courses:

  • A Level sciences (refer to college entry grade requirements)
  • Vocational courses in science including Biomedical sciences, Engineering and Veterinary sciences

Contact:

Head of Department: Mrs N Noreen nnoreen@qesluton.co.uk