Science

  • KS3 Years 7 and 8

    KS3 Science is studied in Years 7 and 8 at George Spencer Academy. Over these 2 years a variety of topics are covered including, forces, electricity, space, chemical reactions, acids and alkalis, particles, digestion, cell biology, life cycles, drugs and disease, variation and the environment.

     

    There are numerous topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics studied throughout the course of the two years following the Activate scheme. Each topic is assessed formally with extended writing questions, written assessments and topic tests. These scores will help your child to ensure they are making progress in all three science subjects and will

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  • KS4 Years 9, 10 and 11

    GCSE

    Year 9 students are studying the new GCSE dual award in Science. It is a combined science course, worth two GCSE’s. Topics that will be taught this year are Cell Biology, Atomic Structure and Forces. This qualification is linear, this means that students will complete all exams at the end of the course, summer 2018. There is no coursework component to the new GCSE, all practical skills will be covered in lessons and assessed in the written exams.

    Current Year 10/11: From Year 10 to Year 11 most students will study for a dual award in Science consisting of

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  • KS5 Years 12 and 13

    All external exams now take place in May/June. Exam Board: Edexcel

     

    AS Biology

    - Lifestyle, health and risk / Genes and Health
    - Voice of the Genome / Biodiversity and natural resources
    - AS Coursework

    A2 Biology

    - On the wild side / Infection, immunity and forensics
    - Run for your life / Grey matter
    - A2 coursework
    "The Clinic" – Thursdays after school for extra help

     

    Staff Contact: Mr N Baker - nbaker@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk

     

    AS Chemistry

    - The core principles of chemistry
    - Application of core principles of chemistry
    - AS Coursework

    A2 Chemistry

    - General Principles of chemistry I
    - General Principles of chemistry II
    - A2 Coursework
    "Happy Hower" – Thursdays after school in

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  • Extra-Curricular Activities

    Sustainable Schools Group - Thursday week 2 lunchtime in SC4, contact - Sarah Slater sslater@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk

     

    STEM Leaders Meeting – Monday lunchtime, contact Kelly Hancock - khancock@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk

     

    Tuesday after-school STEM Sessions - contact Kelly Hancock - khancock@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk

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