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Science at Stockport Academy

Course Details

We aim to enthuse and ignite students' interest in science. Within lessons, students are given opportunities to develop practical skills desired by universities and industry. 

Each year students study a range of topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 


Year 7:

During year 7 students study cells, tissues and organs and reproduction and variation in Biology. In Chemistry students cover particles and chemical reactions. In physics students study forces and motion and energy.


Year 8:

Over the course of Year 8 throughout Biology students study ecological relationships and classification and digestion and nutrition. In Chemistry they look at materials and the Earth and the periodic table. Physics covers light and space and electricity and magnetism.

 


Year 9:

Students begin their preparations for GCSEs. Key ideas are covered in each of the sciences to provide students with an excellent foundation in the transition to their GCSEs. Topics include cells, organelles and key cellular processes in Biology. Chemistry covers atomic structure and elements, mixtures and compounds. Physics involves density, pressure, forces and motion.

All students have to study Science at GCSE. Students will study the OCR Gateway courses. All students will study the same content in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with some additional content covered if taking separate sciences. Based on their performance during Key Stage 4 students’ teachers will decide whether to enter them for combined science (2 GCSEs) or the separate sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics (3 GCSEs).

All assessment is terminal taking place at the end of year 11. Students will be awarded grades on the new 9-1 grading system (where 9 is the highest grade).

Teaching Staff

Mr Campbell - CAL Science

Mrs Staniforth - Assistant CAL Science

Mrs Llewellyn - Teacher of Science

Mr Macinnes - Teacher of Science

Mr Normand - Teacher of Science

Ms Rohman - Teacher of Science

Ms Street - Teacher of Science

Ms Gould - Senior Science Technician

Mrs King - Science Technician

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