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We aim to develop skilful and creative young scientists who not only understand the big ideas of science but can relate these to the world around them and apply their knowledge and understanding to new and unfamiliar situations. We encourage and support the boys to be the best that they can be in a safe and purposeful learning environment. Students will explore the exciting world of science with highly practical, interactive and differentiated lessons. These lessons will allow all to develop an understanding of science and how theories and ideas can change and develop over time.

Curriculum overview:

  • KS3 have 3 lessons per week
  • KS4 have 5 lessons per week

Options offered at KS4:

  • GCSE Combined Science (AQA Synergy specification)
  • GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics (AQA)


In Years 7, 8 and 9, students will study the KS3 National Curriculum content. Teachers will focus on ensuring lessons are enjoyable, interactive and highly practical. Lessons are structured in a manner that allows students to see how their studies fit in with the real world and their potential future occupation. Students will be assessed regularly, giving plenty of opportunity for students to provide evidence of the progress that they are making.


Combined Science GCSE (AQA) – Throughout Key Stage 4 the majority of boys will study for the AQA Synergy Combined Science GCSE. This course will be examined at the end of year 11 where students will sit 4 external exams. The units studied will cover a combination of biology, chemistry and physics topics. Students will have regular end of topic tests to monitor their progress. Homework will be set in line with the school’s homework timetable and will be based around guided revision.

Year 10

  • Unit 1: Building Blocks
  • Unit 2: Transport over larger distances.
  • Unit 3: Interactions with the environment
  • Unit 4: explaining change
  • Unit 5: Building blocks for understanding
  • Unit 6: Interactions over small and large distances

Year 11

  • Unit 7: Movement and interactions
  • Unit 8: Guiding spaceship Earth to a sustainable future
  • Revision for GCSE exams

GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics (AQA)

GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics are offered to students as a GCSE option at the end of Year 9. Across Year 10 and Year 11, students will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will have separate teachers for each subject and they are taught independently from each other. The content that they will learn is broadly the same as those studying for the Combined Science GCSE, but those studying the Separate Sciences will study certain topics in more depth leading to three separate GCSE qualifications. There are a total of six exams at the end of Year 11; two exams for each of the sciences studied.

Entry level (Exam board – AQA)

Some students who are working towards a GCSE grade may complete the Entry Level Certificate in Science. They will produce an evidence portfolio in order to attain this qualification. There are no final exams and the final grade is entirely based on the portfolio work produced. The component topics are:

  • Biology: The human body
  • Biology: Environment, evolution and inheritance
  • Chemistry: Elements, mixtures and compounds
  • Chemistry: Chemistry in our world
  • Physics: Energy, forces and the structure of matter
  • Physics: Electrify, magnetism and waves

If you require any further information about the Entry Level Certificate in Science, please contact your son’s Science teacher.

The Science Faculty

  • Ms N. Thomson – Head of Science
  • Mr M. Cooper – Second in Science
  • Ms J. Pajak – Science Progress Coordinator (KS3)
  • Mr H. Akhtar – Science Teacher
  • Ms K. Al- Rawni – Science Teacher
  • Ms A. Farook – Science Teacher
  • Ms S. Hussain – Science Teacher
  • Mr P. Johnson – Science / PE Teacher
  • Ms J. Shaju – Science Teacher
  • Mr M. Wheatley - Science / PE Teacher
  • Ms A. Ellahi – Science Technician
  • Ms K. McGuinness – Technician Manager
  • Ms Z. Deen - Science Teacher
Subject Documents Date  
Science Learning Journey 30th Aug 2023 Download
KS3 Science Curriculum Plan 30th Aug 2023 Download
KS4 Combined Science Curriculum Plan 30th Aug 2023 Download
KS4 Biology Curriculum Plan 30th Aug 2023 Download
KS4 Chemistry Curriculum Plan 30th Aug 2023 Download
KS4 Physics Curriculum Plan 30th Aug 2023 Download