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Faculty of Science

The Science Faculty at East Bergholt High School is a large faculty.  It is a successful faculty which achieves high scores at both GCSE and Key Stage 3.  We are a forward looking, reflective Faculty that has been at the cutting edge of new teaching and learning developments and is constantly striving to enhance the learning experience of our students.  The current curriculum and resourcing within the Science Faculty is set to be developed further and clearly the opportunities afforded to staff to play an active role in these developments are wide ranging and exciting.  The Science Faculty consists of 6 laboratories and 1 computer suite.  4 of these laboratories were redesigned and built in September 2005.

Staff within the department:
Mr McMillan - Leader of Science
Mr Chapman - KS3 Co-ordinator of Science
Mr Lynch - Teacher of Science
Mr Tutt - Leader of Work Related Learning
Mr Wilshaw - Assistant Year Leader
Mrs Reeve - Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Zabel - Teacher of Science
Mr Worton - Teacher of Science
Mrs Duncan - Technician 
Mrs Millar - Technician
Mr Worton - Technician 


Key Stage 3
All years follow an internally developed Science Scheme of Work to prepare them for Key Stage 4.  The students in Years 7 and 8 are taught in mixed ability groups for 6 lessons a fortnight.  In Year 9 the students are placed in broad ability bands.  In January of Year 9 students will complete 2 units which link Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4.  Then they start their Key Stage 4 course after the Easter holidays.

Units studied in Year 7:
Scientist's Apprentice Cook; Reproduction; Investigation
Ecology and Classification; Space; Forensics; Forces

Units studied in Year 8:
Respiration and Digestion; Keeping Healthy; Electricity
Chemical Reactions; Rocks; Energy and the Environment; Investigation

Units studied in Year 9
Species at War; Studio Magic; Chemical Reaction
Transition Chemistry; Transition Biology

Key Stage 4
All students will receive 10 lessons per fortnight of Science in Year 10 and 10 lessons per fortnight in Year 11 although they will not all be following the same course.  Students who choose the separate Science route will study GCSEs in all 3 Science subjects and will sit GCSE exams in Physics at the end of Year 10, the remaining exams in Biology and Chemistry will be sat at the end of Year 11.  If students choose to sit 2 Science GCSEs in Core and Additional Science, they will sit exams in Core Science at the end of Year 10 and the Additional Science exams at the end of Year 11.  The Science department follows the OCR 21 Century Science course.

Core Science (Year 10)
P1 The earth in the universe.  B1 You and your genes.  C1 Air Quality
P2 Radiation and Life.  B2 Keeping Healthy.  C 2 Material Choices
P3 Sustainable Energy.  B3 Life on Earth. C3 Chemicals in our lives
Controlled Assessment: Case Study and Data Analysis

Additional Science (Year 11)
P4 Explaining motion.  B4 The processes of life.  C4 Chemical patterns
P5 Electric Circuits.  B5 Growth and Development.  C5 Chemicals of the natural environment
P6 Radioactive materials.  B6 Brain and Mind.  C6 Chemical synthesis
Controlled Assessment: Full investigation.

Physics (Year 10)
P1 The Earth in the Universe.  P4 Explaining motion.  P7 Further Physics
P2 Radiation and Life.  P5 Electric Circuits
P3 Sustainable energy.  P6 Radioactive materials
Controlled Assessment: Full investigation

Biology (Examined in Year 11 - some units studied in Year 10)
B1 You and your genes.  B4 The processes of life.  B7 Further Biology
B2 Keeping healthy.  B5 Growth and Development
B3 Life on Earth.  B6 Brain and mind
Controlled Assessment: Full investigation

Chemistry (Examined in Year 11, some units studied in Year 10)
C1 Air Quality.  C4 Chemical patterns.  C7 Further Chemistry
C2 Material Choices.  C5 Chemicals of the natural environment
C3 Chemicals in our lives.  C6 Chemical synthesis
Controlled Assessment: Full investigation


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