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Fulston Manor School

Fulston Manor School A Fulston Manor Academies Trust School


Science Team
Mr W Rathje-Morris Head of Science

Mr B Archer

Teacher of Science and Key Stage 3 Co-Ordinator

Mrs J Easton-White Teacher of Science and Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator
Mrs E Hewitt Teacher of Science
Miss M C Martin  Teacher of Science
Miss N Spinola Teacher of Science
Mr O Taylor Teacher of Science
Mrs H Teague Teacher of Science
Mr S Thompson Teacher of Science
Mrs J Walsh Teacher of Science

Our Curriculum Intent

In science our aim is to foster an environment of discovery and curiosity. Science is everything from how our own bodies work to the formation of the universe and everything in between. The science curriculum is not only designed to give students a basic scientific literacy in the three specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics but to also give students the tools to be able to answer the questions they have not even thought of yet. While we will of course prepare our students for external examinations, more importantly we want them to be able to understand the changing world around them so they are better prepared to look after themselves and their planet.

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

What will my child learn in Year 7? 

What will my child learn in Year 8?

What will my child learn in Year 9?
Term 1 Organisms & Chemical Reactions
Term 2 Chemical Reactions & Sound and Movement
Term 3 Cell Structure and Transport & Atomic Structure
Term 4 The periodic Table and conservation and dissipation of energy
Term 5 Energy transfer by heating and energy resources
Term 6 Cell division and Organisation and the digestive system


Key Stage 4

What will my child learn in Year 10?
Term 1 Organisation, Atomic Structure and Conservation and dissipation of energy
Term 2 Organising plants and animals, the periodic table and bonding & energy transfers and resources. 
Term 3 Communicable diseases, chemical changes & electricity
Term 4 Preventing and treating disease, non-communicable disease, electrolysis and molecules & matter
Term 5 Photosynthesis, energy changes and radioactivity
Term 6 Respiration
What will my child learn in Year 11?
Term 1 Hormonal control, crude oil and fuels and wave properties 
Term 2 Reproduction, Quantitative chemistry and the EM Spectrum
Term 3 Variation & evolution, rates of reaction and Forces in balance
Term 4 Genetics and evolution, chemical analysis and motion
Term 5 Organisms and ecosystems and electromagnetism.
Term 6 Public Exams


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.

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.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Science & Sustainability Club - Thursdays at 3-4pm in G6