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Science

Head of Department

Mr W Rathje-Morris

Subject Teachers

Mrs M Gash

Deputy Head Teacher/Teacher of Science

Mrs H Teague

Teacher of Science

Miss J Easton

KS4 Co-ordinator

Mrs J Walsh

KS3 Co-ordinator

Mr M Attubato

Teacher of Science

Mrs S Croft

Teacher of Science

Mr S Thompson

Teacher of Science

Mr W Johnson

Teacher of Science

Ms S Davey

Teacher of Science

Mr B Archer

Teacher of Science

Miss E Middleton

Teacher of Science

Mr J Steward

Teacher of Science

Mrs A Szczesnowska

Teacher of Science


Accommodation & Resources 


The science department is situated in G and M block and consists of combination of practical science labs and classrooms. We also have a dedicated preparation room which is staffed by our committed and experienced lab technicians who are responsible for the maintenance and preparation of our practical equipment. As a department we have a mobile laptop facility allowing the use of ICT in any classroom. All student in all year groups will be taught by science specialists.

Department aims

The aim of the science department is to provide every student with a foundation of scientific literacy and understanding that is necessary for their time at Fulston Manor School and beyond into their adult life. Science will be taught all through as a combined subject consisting of elements of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The only exception to this is those students that opt for triple science in year 9 who will then be taught the three subjects separately by specialist staff.

What Will Students Learn In Each Year?

The links below give a detailed breakdown of what is taught in the curriculum for each year.

Key Stage 3

The following topics will be studied during year 7 and 8.

Yr 7

Yr 8

Scientific lab skills

Cells and reproduction

States of matter

Basic chemistry

The body

Energy Changes

Interdependence

Space

Photosynthesis and respiration

Electricity and magnetism

Waves including sound and light

Genetics and variation

The periodic table

Chemical Reactions

Forces

 

Key Stage 4

Topics for AQA GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy) or Separate Sciences (Triple)

 

Paper 1

Paper 2

Biology

-Cell Biology

-Organisation

-Infection and response

-Bioenergetics

-Homeostasis and response

-Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

-Ecology

Chemistry

-Atomic Structure and the Periodic table

-Bonding, structure and properties of matter

-Quantitative Chemistry

-Chemical changes

-Energy changes

-The rate and extent of reaction

-Organic Chemistry

-Chemical analysis

-Chemistry of the atmosphere

-Using resources

Physics

-Energy

-Electricity

-Particle model of matter

-Atomic Structure

-Forces

-Waves

-Magnetism and Electromagnetism

-Space Physics (GCSE Physics only)

All students will take their science exams at the end of year 11. Depending on whether they do combined or triple will affect the length of those exams.

   

Combined Science Trilogy

Separate Sciences Triple

Biology

2 x Exams

Biology

1hr 15m

Biology

1hr 45m

Chemistry

2 x Exams

Chemistry

1hr 15m

Chemistry

1hr 45m

Physics

2 x Exams

Physics

1hr 15m

Physics

1hr 45m

Key Stage 5

Fulston Manor currently offers 2 A-Level courses in the sciences, Biology and Chemistry. Students wishing to study Physics can make use of our shared Sixth Form partnership taking the qualification at either Borden or Highsted.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Science club – Weekly on Monday at 1510-1600hrs in G6.