Science

  • Department Vision

Science enables Bower Park students to understand, question and analyse the world in which they live.  Students and teachers alike have high expectations and constantly aim to improve themselves. Learning is consistent and provides all students with the foundation to enjoy learning.

  • What will my son/daughter learn at Key Stage 3?

A range of biology, chemistry and physics units on rotation.

                Year 7 – Introduction to science practical, adaptation and environments, solids, liquids and gases, energy, acids and alkali, cells and reproduction

                Year 8 – Forces and space, ecosystems, elements, compounds and mixtures, electricity, the digestive system and diet, Earth and its atmosphere

                Year 9 – Waves, metals and other materials, speed, distance and time

Students start GCSE Science in year 9

  • Which GCSE specification do students study?

Students start GCSE science in year 9 – Edexcel Combined Science

  • What will my son/daughter learn at Key Stage 4?

A range of biology, chemistry and physics units on rotation. A full list of topics can be found on the Edexcel website under Combined Science.

  • Are there any websites that will support my son’s/daughter’s learning?

BBC Bitesize

Freesciencelessons

Head of Department: Miss L. Bailey    baileyL@elatschools.co.uk

Key Stage co-ordinator:  Mrs P. Harrington  PHarrington@elatschools.co.uk