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Throughout all Key Stages students are taught in mixed ability groups and we aim to develop scientific knowledge and understanding alongside scientific skills, through practical investigations.
Students’ progress is monitored through regular formative assessments and summative end of module testing. 

KS3 Science

Science

Throughout all Key Stages students are taught in mixed ability groups and we aim to develop scientific knowledge and understanding alongside scientific skills, through practical investigations. Students’ progress is monitored through regular formative assessments and summative end of module testing. 

An overview of the topics covered are highlighted below.

Biology

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Cells and Organisation

Skeletal & Muscular systems

Reproduction

Gas exchange systems 

Photosynthesis

Respiration

Ecosystems

Nutrition and digestion

Health

Genetics and Evolution

Chemistry

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

The nature of Matter

Pure and impure substances

Chemical reactions

The Periodic Table I

The Earth and Atmosphere

Energetics

The Periodic Table II

Materials

Physics

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Matter

Forces I

Space Physics

Energy

Magnetism

Waves

Energy Changes & Transfers

Changes in systems

Forces II

Describing motion

Electricity


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 Combined Science GCSE - Trilogy (Core)

This is a broad and engaging scientific course that will inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspiration.  

Unlike the previous Science GCSE, there is no coursework element.

Experiments that are specified in the syllabus will be assessed in the written exams that will all be sat at the end of Year 11.  

Students can sit the Higher or Foundation papers and questions on the paper include multiple-choice, structured, closed, shor and open response questions.  The exam questions will increase in difficulty on the paper.  The topics to be covered include:

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Cell biology

Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

Forces

Organisation

Bonding, Structure and Properties of Matter

Energy

Infection and Response

Quantitative Chemistry

Waves

Bioenergetics

Chemical Changes

Electricity

Homeostasis and Response

Energy Changes

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

Particle Model of Matter

Ecology

Organic Chemistry

Atomic Structure

 

Chemical Analysis

Space (for separate Physics GCSE only)

 

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

 

 

Using Resources

 

 

There are two ways to achieve GCSE Science Qualifications and the following information is correct at the time of printing:

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (formerly Double Science or Core and Additional Science)

Students will achieve 2 GCSEs in Science on this course.

Students will sit 6 exams: 2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics papers.  Each paper is 70 marks (16.7% of the whole GCSE) and takes 1 hour 15 minutes.  There are 21 experiments included in the syllabus that may be assessed in these papers.

Click here for the AQA Combined Science: Trilogy webpage and here for the 8464 Specification.

KS4 Separate Sciences GCSE - (Triple)

Separate Sciences:  Biology, Chemistry and Physics (formerly Triple Science)

Students will achieve 3 separate GCSEs on this course: one in Biology, one in Chemistry and one in Physics. Sixty year 9 students will receive a letter confirming eligibility for this course.  Students from each side of the year group (30 students from NFL and 30 students from CTY) will be offered a place on this course based on the following:

·       Teacher assessment of the students’ knowledge, application and practical skills as a minimum of ‘Secure’ and working towards ‘Expanding’ by the end of year 9.

·       Teacher recommendation.

·       Students’ ranking in the Year 9 Science Test.

Students will have to take all three Sciences on this course.  Biology and Physics include 10 required practicals each, while Chemistry has 8 and these will be assessed on the exam papers. Each Science includes 2 exams each worth 100 marks (50% of the whole GCSE) and each paper lasts 1 hour 45 minutes.

This course is only recommended for students who have a deep interest in Science and have shown that they can cope with the demand of this syllabus.

Click here for the AQA Biology webpage and here for the 8461 Specification.

Click here for the AQA Chemistry webpage and here for the 8462 Specification.

Click here for the AQA Physics webpage and here for the 8463 Specification.

 

Grades 1 to 9 are awarded in Science GCSE’s.

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS5 Applied Science L3 BTEC

D1ECHS033

(Click here for the Edexcel BTEC Applied Science: Level 3 National Extended Certificate Specification)

Student Course Criteria

This is a 2 year course equivalent to 1 A level award and is for those students who are interested in Science and committed to applying themselves fully to all the demands of this course. This an applied general qualification for post- 16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education, and ultimately to employment, possibly in the applied science sector. 

Course Overview

Principles and Applications of Science

This unit is assessed through a written exam of 2h and is marked externally whose content includes: animal and plant cells; tissues; atomic structure and bonding; chemical and physical properties of substances related to their uses; waves and their applications in communications. 

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

This unit introduces the learner to standard laboratory equipment and techniques such as titration, colorimetry, calorimetry and chromatography and is assessed internally. 

Science Investigation Skills

The students will develop the essential skills underpinning practical science investigations. As well as drawing on unit 1 and unit 2 these skills will be delivered through subject themes ranging from enzymes and diffusion to electrical circuits. This unit will be assessed by an externally set assessment task which will assess the students’ ability to plan, process, analyse and evaluate scientific findings, using primary/secondary information/data. The assessment will be based upon a 1.5h supervised practical investigation sat prior to the assessment task. 

Physiology of Human Body Systems

This unit will focus on 3 body systems: musculoskeletal, lymphatic and digestive. Assignments will be set and students will be expected to use a range of research, practical and evaluative skills to produce work independently and this will be assessed internally. 

Assessment of this course will be awarded at either Pass, Merit or Distinction level providing all assessment criteria have been met. 

Further Opportunities Following this Course

An understanding of the fundamental systems that makeup the human body is a key requirement if you wish to progress to study health and care-related programmes or biomedical sciences in further education and at university. It is an essential requirement for a career in sport- and health- related disciplines, for example physiotherapist, sports trainer and exercise physiologist. 

Securing a Place at Post 16

Students must attain at least grades 4,4 in Combined Science (Double Award) or grades 4 and above in 2 Separate Science GCSEs. In addition, students must attain at least a grade 4 in both English and Mathematics. 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS5 Biology A Level

(Click here for the Specification AQA Biology A level - 7402)

Student Course Criteria

For those students interested in Biology and committed to completing an academic course.

Course Overview

AQA 7402

        Year 12        

                        3.1        Biological molecules

                        3.2        Cells

                        3.3        Organisms exchange substances with their environment

                        3.4        Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

        Year 13

                        3.5        Energy transfers in between organisms

                        3.6        Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment

                        3.7        Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

                        3.8        The control of gene expression    

           

Course Assessment

         Assessment of content and practical skills is through public examinations.  Key practical skills will also be assessed directly by a teacher as part of normal lessons leading to a practical endorsement.  This does not contribute to the final grade.

Further Opportunities Following this Course

Science related career following higher education e.g. teaching, medicine, health-related industries, veterinary science, agriculture, horticulture, food science (production, research), conservation, environmental protection, biotechnology, microbiology.

Securing a Place at Post-16

Students must have an interest in and a commitment to Biology.  Students should either have grade 6 in Biology or grade 6-6 in GCSE Combined Science.  In addition, at least a grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics will be required.  Students must have obtained their grades in Science on the Higher paper.

Contact: Ms Evans, Mrs Hadjidaniel, Dr Beck or Dr Minieri

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

KS5 Chemistry A Level

(Click here for Chemistry Specification AQA A Level - 7405)

Student Course Criteria

Students must have an interest in and a commitment to the subject. This will appeal to students wishing to follow a career in any of the sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary or physical geography.

Course Overview

AQA 7405

Year 12

                 3.1.1-7              Physical Chemistry

                 3.2.1-3              Inorganic Chemistry

                 3.3.1-6              Organic Chemistry

Year 13

                 3.1.8-12             Physical Chemistry

                 3.2.4-6              Inorganic Chemistry

                 3.3.7-16             Organic Chemistry

Course Assessment

Assessment of content and practical skills is through public examinations.  Key practical skills will also be assessed directly by a teacher as part of normal lessons leading to a practical endorsement.  This does not contribute to the final grade.

Securing a place in Post 16

Students must have an interest in and a commitment to Chemistry.  Students should either have grade 6 in Chemistry or grade 6-6 in GCSE Combined Science.  In addition, at least a grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics will be required.  Students must have obtained their grades in Science on the Higher paper.

Further Opportunities Following this Course

Following higher education, any science related career e.g. medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, veterinary science, cosmetic and perfume science, chemical and other forms of engineering, material science and forensic science. Any career which values skills acquired in this subject.

Contact: Mrs Hunt


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

KS5 Physics A Level

(Click here for OCR Physics A Level H556 Specification)

Student Course Criteria

For students with the required GCSE grade and good mathematical ability and an interest in, and commitment to the subject. 

Course Content

Module 1 - Development of practical skills in physics 

Module 2 - Foundations of physics

Module 3 - Forces and motion

Module 4 - Electrons, waves and photons 

Module 5 - Newtonian world and astrophysics 

Module 6 - Particles and medical physics 

Course Assessment

Assessment of content and practical skills is through public examinations. Key practical skills will also be assessed directly by a teacher as part of normal lessons. 

Further Opportunities Following this Course

Following higher education, any science-related career e.g. medicine, information technology, computer control, mechanical engineering, electrical / electronic engineering, astrophysics and related subjects. 

Securing a Place at Post 16

Students must have an interest in and a commitment to Physics. Students should either have grade 6 in Physics or grade 6-6 in GCSE Combined Science. In addition, at least grade 5 in both English Language and Mathematics will be required. Students must have obtained their grades in Science on the Higher paper. 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

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