Welcome to the Science Department

Science is the subject that pushes our society forward. From the development of new medical drugs, the exploration of space, to the development of the latest technology, it is the foundation of the world we live in.

Our highly qualified science teachers have a passion for the subject that we share with our pupils every lesson. We do this during practical investigations, giving pupils both the understanding of the world in which they live andthe analytical skills that will help them throughout their life.

At Pittville School our five year science curriculum is driven by three principles:​

Development of pupils into scientifically literate citizens. To enable pupils to understand the world around them and the impact of scientific development upon this, leading them to create their own views on global challenges, such as global warming and the spread of disease.​

Embedding an enjoyment of Science. Pupils will develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena to inspire them into a future STEM career.​

Achievement of high quality qualifications. To empower pupils to obtain their best possible Science GCSEs to give them the greatest opportunities for their further education and careers.​

Year

Term

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

7

Autumn

1.1: Movement and Cells

2.1: Separating mixtures

3.1 Energy

Spring

1.2: Variation and Human reproduction

2.2: Earth Structure

3.2 Electricity

Summer

1.3: Interdependence and Plant reproduction

2.3: Acids and Alkalis

3.3 Forces

8

Autumn

1.4: A Healthy Body

2.4: Elements and the Periodic Table

3.4 Thermal energy and magnetism

Spring

1.5: Respiration and Photosynthesis

2.5: Types of reactions

3.5 Space

Summer

1.6: Inheritance

2.6: Rates of reaction and energetics

3.6 Waves

9

Autumn

4.1 Cell Biology

2.7 Reactivity and Metals

3.7: Motion and pressure

Spring

4.2 Organisation

5.1 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

6.1 Energy

Summer

4.3 Infection and Response

5.2 Bonding Structure and the properties of matter

6.3 Particle model of matter

10

Autumn

4.4 Bioenergetics

5.3 Quantitive Chemistry

6.2 Electricity

Spring

4.5 Homeostasis and Response

5.4 Chemical Changes

6.4 Atomic structure (Radiation)

5.5 Energy Changes

Summer

4.7 Ecology

5.6 The rate and extent of chemical changes

6.6 Waves

5.9 Chemistry of the atmosphere

11

Autumn

4.6 Inheritance, variation and evolution

5.7 Organic Chemistry

6.5 Forces

Spring

5.8 Chemical Analysis

6.7 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

5.10 Using resources

How can parents support their child in Science?

Discuss the scientific concepts that your child has learnt in lessons that week.

Ensure your child completes the assessed homework to the best of their ability.

Help you child create flash cards of questions and answer and then test you child with these flash cards.

Ensure your child brings a scientific calculator to school.