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Debenham High School

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Science

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course: Combined Science
               Separate Science

Members of Staff:

    Mr S Rockett, Head of Science
    Mrs S Bolton
    D
r A Healy
    Mr D McMillan
    Miss K Saunders
    Mr S Phaup

 

 

Introduction

The Science Department at Debenham High School is committed to providing a first class education in Science, covering topics relevant to young adults in a contemporary setting. ICT, enrichment activities, and interactive activities are used along with traditional experimentation and textbook work.

 

Trips and Visits

  •  Year 7 pupils go to Colchester zoo to look at adaptation and habitat of mammals
  • Year 9,10 and 11 pupils have the opportunity to visit various universities and schools for lectures and activities - ranging from Institute of Physics lectures at Woodbridge school, to electricity workshops at the Cavendish Laboratory at the Faculty of Physics at Cambridge University

KEY STAGE 3

Pupils in Years 7 and 8 pupils follow the Collins Science scheme of work and follow all aspects of National Curriculum.

Topics covered include:

 

Year 7

  • Cells, tissue and organs
  • Reproduction
  • Forces and Speed
  • Particles and Reactions
  • Classification and Food Webs
  • Light and Sound
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Food and Digestion webs

Year 8

  • Health and Disease
  • Photosynthesis and respiration
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Space
  • Energy Transfers
  • Variation
  • Acids and Alkalis
 

KEY STAGE 4

Pupils start the GCSE Course in Year 9, which is continued through Years 10 and 11. At the end of Year 9, some pupils will be selected to join an accelerated programme to take Separate Science. Other pupils will study Combined Science, but may choose Separate Science in Year 10 as part of the option selection.

Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Combined Science (1SC0)

Content - This is a course leading to a double award GCSE in science.

Paper 1

Paper 3

Paper 5

B1   Key Concepts

C1   Key Concepts

P1   Key Concepts

B2   Cells and control

C2   States of Matter

P2   Motion and Forces

B3   Genetics

C3   Chemical Change

P3   Conservation of Energy

B4   Natural Selection

C4   Metals and Equilibria

P4   Waves

B5   Health

 

P5   Electromagnetic Spectrum

 

 

P6   Radioactivity

Paper 2

Paper 4

Paper 6

B1   Key Concepts

C1   Key Concepts

P1   Key Concepts`

B6   Plants

C6   Groups

P8   Doing Work

B7   Control and Hormones

C7   Rates of Reaction

P9   Forces and their Effects

B8   Transport in animals

C8   Earth Science

P10 Electricity

B9   Ecosystems

 

P12 Magnetism

 

 

P13 Electromagnetism

 

 

P14 Particle Model

 

 

P15 Forces and Matter

Assessment

There will be 6 written papers lasting 70 minutes each, with 6 questions totalling 60 marks.  Each paper will consist of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer questions, open response questions and calculations.

The papers will be at higher (targeting grades 4-9) and foundation tier (targeting grades 1-5).

Assessments will expect pupils to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, apply knowledge and understanding and analyse information and ideas.

Each paper contributes 16.7% of the final mark. 

 

Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Biology (1BI0), Chemistry (1CH0) and Physics (1PH0)

Content - This is a course leading to single GCSE awards in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Biology topics are identical to Combined Science, with additional content in each topic.

All chemistry content from Combined Science is taught, with the addition of the following topics

All physics content from Combined Science is taught, with the addition content in each topic plus the following topics

Paper 1   

Paper 1

C5   Metals, quantitative analysis Dynamic Equilibria

P7   Astronomy

 

Paper 2

Paper 2

 

C9   Qualitative analysis and Organic Chemistry

P11 Static Electricity

 

 

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Assessment

There will be 6 written papers lasting 105 minutes each, with 10 questions totalling 100 marks.  Each paper will consist of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer questions, open response questions and calculations.

The papers will be at higher (targeting grades 4-9) and foundation tier (targeting grades 1-5).

Assessments will expect pupils to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, apply knowledge and understanding and analyse information and ideas.

Each paper contributes 16.7% of the final mark.