Faculty of Science

The Staff:

Mrs R Hasan: Director of Learning: Science
Mr Z Ahmed: Teacher of Science and Mathematics
Ms A Saleban: NQT of Science

Science contributes to the Eden curriculum by enabling learners to develop fluent scientific methods and concepts to carry out investigations through experimentation’s, make predictions, analyse results by communicating it in a variety mathematical ways and evaluate their chosen method.

Here at Eden Girls’ School the Science Department aims to ensure that student enjoyment and progress is at the core of all teaching, learning and activity.

The Curriculum:

Science Year 7 – Exploring Science – Working Scientifically

Biology Chemistry Physics
Autumn Term 1  Cells, Tissues & Organs Mixtures & Separations Energy
Autumn Term 2  Reproduction in  Animals Acids & Alkali Current & Electricity
Spring Term   Muscles & Bones The Particle Model Forces
Summer Term  Eco-Systems Atoms, Elements & Molecules Sound

Science Year 8 – Exploring Science – Working Scientifically

Biology Chemistry Physics
Autumn Term 1 Food & Nutrition Combustion Fluid
Autumn Term 2 Reproduction in Plants The Periodic Table Light
Spring Term Breathing & Respiration Metals & their uses Energy Transfers
Summer Term Unicellular Organisms Rocks Earth & Space

Science Year 9 – Exploring Science – Working Scientifically

Biology Chemistry Physics
Autumn Term 1 Genetics & Evolution Making Materials Forces & Motions
Autumn Term 2 Plant Growth Acids & Alkalai Force Fields & Electromagnets
Spring Term Biology Skills & Project Chemistry Skills & Project Physics Skills & Project
Summer Term Biology Transfer to GCSE Chemistry Transfer to GCSE Physics Transfer to GCSE

What learners will be required to do in class and at home?
There will be a higher focus on skills for Yr.8 Science. Learners will be working on both theoretical and experimental aspects of Science. This will enable our learners to gain practical skills and understand the thinking behind scientific phenomenon.

Learners are expected to complete all 2-3 pieces of Homework (for every topic) to reinforce their learning from class. This will also help learners to revise and prepare for the End of Unit Test.

 How will learners be assessed?
End of Unit Tests – Every 2 weeks at the end of the topic, to assess their understanding of the topic of study. This means that there will be an assessment for a Biology topic, a chemistry topic and a Physics topic every half term.

 Useful resources:
CGP workbooks for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Can be bought from shops and websites such as WH Smith, Amazon and Online GSCE bitesize for Key Stage 3 (KS3)

How will learners progress at KS4?
Learners will progress to either Additional science which is known as Double Science or be entered for Triple Science.  Exams will be held at the end of Year 11.

Useful resources:
CGP workbooks for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Can be bought from shops and websites such as WH Smith, Amazon and Online GSCE bitesize for Key Stage 3 (KS3)

Who you should see if you have any questions:
Ms Hasan (Director of Learning for Science)

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