Science

Introduction

There is an abundance of opportunity throughout the learning experience for the students of Slough and Eton where they develop their scientific understanding of the world around them, as explored through the context of the National Curriculum. Throughout their journey they develop creativity, independence, enquiry and a real appreciation of Science in their everyday lives. The rich learning experience provided helps them to develop habits for learning and life.

KS3

At Slough and Eton we deliver an accelerated KS3 program which spans over two years. We enrich our curriculum with many enquiry opportunities in lessons to pique students’ interests. The delivery of science lessons at Slough and Eton aims to deepen a sense of curiosity and thought, coupled with building investigative skills in order to inspire and build future scientists.

The topics covered over the two years are outlined in the table below:

Subject

KS3 Topic

Year 7

Year 8

Biology

Organisms

Cells

Movement

Digestion

Breathing

Biology

Eco-system

Interdependence

Plant Reproduction

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Biology

Genes

Variation

Human Reproduction

Evolution

Inheritance

Chemistry

Matter

Particle model

Separating Mixtures

Periodic Table

Elements

Chemistry

Reactions

Metals and non-metals

Acids and Alkalis

Chemical Energy

Types of Reactions

Chemistry and Physics

Earth

Earth Structure

Universe

Climate

Earth Resources

Physics

Forces

Speed

Gravity

Contact forces

Pressure

Physics

Electromagnets

Voltage and resistance

Current

Electromagnets

Magnetism

Physics

Energy

Energy costs

Energy transfer

Work

Heating and Cooling

Physics

Waves

Sound

Light

Wave effects

Wave properties

 

KS4

There are two pathways that students may undertake during Key Stage 4 Science. This has been designed to offer a variety of choice which caters to the preferred learning style of each student.
YEAR 11

YEAR 9 AND YEAR 10
The Year 9 and Year 10 year groups are following the same specification for the new AQA Combined Sciences course. The combined sciences will ensure that each student attains two grades in Science. 

KS5

We currently offer the three sciences as traditional A-Level subjects, but also offer a level 3 BTEC course in Applied Science. We aim to ensure that every student that chooses science at KS5 is on the right course, enabling them to succeed at their chosen level.

A Level

Vocational Level 3 Courses

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Separate Science: Biology

AQA

GCSE Separate Science: Chemistry

AQA

GCSE Separate Science: Physics

AQA

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

AQA

 

KS5

Qualification

Examining Body

A Level Biology (Salters-Nuffield)

Edexcel

A Level Chemistry

Edexcel

A Level Physics

AQA

BTEC Applied Science

Pearson Edexcel

 

The Science Team

Mr R Allen

Head of Science - Ryan.allen@slougheton.com

Miss Z Malik 

Teacher

Mrs A Qayyum

KS5 Coordinator

Mrs J Cowley

Teacher

Mrs C Green

Teacher

Mr G Chandel

KS3 Coordinator

Mr N Burke

Teacher

Mr C Dhiraj

Teacher

Mrs M Walia

Teacher

Mrs C King

Teacher

Dr S Patel

Teacher

Mrs E Goswell

Teacher

Ms M Byrne

Teacher

Miss H Ghafoor

Technician