Main School

Science

 

Staff

Mrs Baporia - Co-Head of Science
Ms Maloney - Co-Head of Science/ Head of Biology
Akram - Head of KS3 Progress and Achievement
Mrs Kapil - Head of Chemistry
Mr Bailey - Head of Physics
Mr Adebayo
Mr Muhibul
Mr Audifferen
Miss Frempong
Mrs Gandesha
Mr Moloney
Mrs Mspiha
Ms Begum
Miss Raja
Ms Rajakumar
Mr Akhtar
Ms Sharma
Mr Roe - Headteacher
Mr Hassan
Ms Najman
Dr Darling-Reid

 

Department Overview

At Barking Abbey School we aim to provide a high-quality science education which will provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students should be encouraged to recognize the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.

They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

 

Curriculum Content 

 
KS3

YEAR 7

7A Cells
7B Reproduction
7C Muscles and Bones
7D Ecosystems
7E Mixtures and Solutions
7F Acids and Alkalis
7G Particle Theory
7H Atoms, Elements and compounds
7I Energy
7J Electricity
7K Forces
7L Sound
8A Nutrition
8E Combustion
8L The Earth and Space

 

YEAR 8

8A Nutrition
8E Combustion
8L The Earth and Space
8B Plants and their reproduction
8F The Periodic Table
8J Light
8C Berating and Respiration
8H Rocks
8I Fluids and Pressure
8G Metals and their Uses
8K Energy Transfers
8D Unicellular Organisms
9F Reactivity
9J Force fields and Electromagnets
9I Forces and Motion
9A Genetics and Evolution
9B Growing our Food

 

KS4 - GCSE AQA Sciences

Students are either following AQA GCSE Combined Science Trilogy, or if chosen triple science for an option, following seperate sciences courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 

YEAR 9 COMBINED

BIOLOGY

Cell Structure
Homeostasis
The Human Nervous System
Human Endocrine System and Controlling Blood Glucose
Infection and Response
Ecology

CHEMISTRY

Atomic Structure
The Periodic Table
Reactivity of Metals
Reaction of Acids
Hydrocarbons and Alkanes
Chemical Analysis
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Using Resources

PHYSICS

Energy
Electricity
Waves
Forces

 

YEAR 9 TRIPLE

BIOLOGY

Cell Structure
Infection and Response
Transport in Cells
Organisation in Animals
Interdependence and Competition
Organisation of an ecosystem
Biodiversity and Human Interaction

CHEMISTRY

Atomic Structure
The Periodic Table
Reactivity of Metals
Reaction of Acids
Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
Rates of Reactions
Hydrocarbons and Alkanes
Chemical Analysis
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Using Resources

PHYSICS

Energy
Electricity
Waves
Forces
Momentum

 

YEAR 10 COMBINED

BIOLOGY

transport in Cells
Organisation in Animals and Plants
Bioenergetics
Cell division
Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
Hormonal Coordination in Humans

CHEMISTRY

Energy Changes in Reactions
Rates of Reactions
Structure and Bonding
Quantitative Chemistry
Reversible Reactions and Equilibrium

PHYSICS

Momentum (HT only)
Atomic Structure and Radiation
Particle Model of Matter

 

YEAR 10 TRIPLE

BIOLOGY

Homeostasis and Response
Monoclonal Antibodies
Plant Tissues and Organs
Photosynthesis
Cell division
Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

CHEMISTRY

Structure and Bonding
Quantitative Chemistry
Electrolysis
Using Resources
Reversible Reactions and Equilibrium
Chemical cells

PHYSICS

Atomic Structure and Radiation
Particle Model of Matter
Pressure
Electromagnetism
Space Physics

 

YEAR 11 COMBINED

BIOLOGY

Hormonal Coordination in Humans

CHEMISTRY

pH and Neutralisation
Electrolysis
Le Chatellier's principle

PHYSICS

Electromagnetism

 

YEAR 11 TRIPLE

BIOLOGY

Trophic Levels in an Ecosystem
Food Production

CHEMISTRY

Electrolysis
Further Organic Chemistry
Instrumental Methods
Chemical Cells

PHYSICS

Waves - Triple only content
Space Physics

 

KS5

All 3 sciences follow AQA A level Science specifications. Assessments are composed of three papers, two hours long.

Many of the contexts in the science papers come from peer-reviewed journals, so students will see real data and understand novel contexts you can use in your teaching.

The first 2 papers are content based.

BIOLOGY: The third paper includes a practical section, which focuses on practical skills. However, practical contexts could be used in any of the three papers.

The essay question is a long-running feature of AQA Biology and allows a very wide breadth of coverage.

CHEMISTRY: The third paper includes a practical section, which focuses on practical skills. However, practical contexts could be used in any of the three papers.

Extended application style questions.

PHYSICS: The third paper includes a practical section, which focuses on practical skills. However, practical contexts could be used in any of the three papers.

Options section questions.

For further details of all Key Stage 5 Science courses please see the Sixth Form booklet.