Science Department

Key Stage 5 Science

Exam Board and Specification

Topics/Skills Taught

Biology

  1. Biological molecules
  2. Cells
  3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  5. Energy transfers in and between organisms
  6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  8. The control of gene expression

All practical skills are assessed throughout the course

Chemistry

  1. Physical chemistry
  2. Inorganic chemistry
  3. Organic chemistry

All practical skills are assessed throughout the course

Physics

  1. Measurements and their errors
  2. Particles and radiation
  3. Waves
  4. Mechanics and materials
  5. Electricity
  6. Further mechanics and thermal physics
  7. Fields and their consequences
  8. Nuclear physics
  9. Astrophysics

All practical skills are assessed throughout the course

Geology

  1. Elements minerals and rocks
  2. Surface and internal processes of the rock cycle
  3. Time and change
  4. Earth structure and global tectonics
  5. Rock forming processes
  6. Rock deformation
  7. Past life and climates
  8. Earth materials/natural resources
  9. Geohazards

Geological map applications

Experiment Experiment Fieldwork

Extra-Curricular Opportunities