Science

Introduction

science-department

Introduction

Science is a popular, successful and vibrant department at CCF. We have 10 teaching rooms and 1 computer suite located on the top floor of the School.  Each teaching room is equipped for practical work.

Who we are?

Mr J Oliver (Head of Science)

Ms. E Agyepong (2 i/c Science/ Head of Biology)

Mr. R Archilles (Head of Physics)

Mr D Scott (Head of Chemistry

Mr T Husband (Chemistry Teacher)

Mr. B Payne (Chemistry Teacher)

Mr. S Charley (Physics Teacher)

Mr. R. Woodworth (Science/ Physics)

Mr. G Geperidze (Senior Technician)

For more information on this curriculum area please contact:

Head of Science – Mr Oliver ( jko@ccfplus.com )

Head of Biology – 2i/c Science- Ms E Agyepong (ema@ccfplus.com)

Head of Chemistry – Mr D Scott (drs@ccfplus.com)

Head of Physics – Mr R Archilles (rma@ccfplus.com)

Aims and Enrichment

Aims & Objectives

Our aim as a department is to offer a vibrant, enjoyable and awe inspiring science curriculum to pupils.

Lessons are designed to get pupils thinking and discussing ideas.

All pupils get formative and verbal feedback on a regular basis to ensure that they know how to make the necessary progress.

We also organise experiences outside the classroom such as museum trips and visits to London’s universities for talks.

The curriculum design allows many opportunities to apply what is learnt to real life experiences

Enrichment:

We organise many experiences outside the classroom such as museum trips and visits to London’s universities for talks.

There is an annual ecology field trip in Biology.

The department has always achieved results above the national average

subject GCSE A Level
  2014 (A*-C%) 2015 (A*-C%)

Reduced cohort

2014 (A-E%)

         {A*-C}

2015 (A-E%)

{A*-C}

Chemistry 75 94 100 {72} 100 {63}
Physics 58 74 100 {67} 94 {78}
Biology 68 84 100 {76} 100 {63}

Key stage 3

Key stage 3

We follow an ‘in-house’ 2 year KS3 curriculum with emphasis on skill building and knowledge acquisition

Topics are as follows

Year 7:

  1. Fire & Acid
  2. Cells & microscopes
  3. Particle behaviour
  4. May the force be with you
  5. Interdependences
  6. Analysis

Year 8:

  1. Energy, fuels and photosynthesis
  2. Periodic table and ionic behaviour
  3. Electricity
  4. Food, Microbes and digestion
  5. Light & rocks
  6. Forensics

SAM learning, VLE, any KS3 science books, BBC Bitesize, Times tutorials,

Key stage 4

Key stage 4

All science pupils follow the AQA curriculum.

Triple Science students follow the AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE courses (new GCSEs for year 9).

Double science students follow the AQA Science and Additional Science GCSE courses (new AQA Science trilogy for year 9).

  • Resources – levels for support, exam boards etc (web links needed for exam board/s)

Information on all courses can be found here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse

       Other resources

       http://timestutorials.co.uk/

       http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

       http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

       https://www.samlearning.com/ (pupils need log on details)

  • As well as pupil completing set homework, they are expected to practice past examination papers and use provided resources to back-up their learning.

Key Stage 5

Key stage 5

KS5 introduction – Sciences at CCF are very popular with large numbers of students studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics at AS and A2.

Biology

Year 13 are following the OCR specification (http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/biology/ ) http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/81028-specification.pdf

There are lots of resources on the VLE

Year 12 are following the AQA specification (http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/biology/specifications/AQA-7401-7402-SP-2015-V1-0.PDF )

As well as using the resources outlined for their course, pupils can also use https://www.khanacademy.org/ to clarify their learning

Chemistry

Pupils follow the AQA specification

Year 12 (new A2/A-Level) specification and assessment materials are available here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-7404-7405

Year 13 (old A2/A-Level) specification and assessment materials are available here:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/chemistry-2420

Physics

Pupils follow the Edexcel/Pearson specification

Year 12 (new A2/A-Level) specification and assessment materials are available here: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/physics-2015.html

Year 13 (old A2/A-Level) specification and assessment materials are available here:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/physics-2008.html