Science

Teacher : Mrs Thompson (Head of Faculty)

Teacher: Mrs Patel , Miss Amin and Miss Abrar

Welcome to the PMGHS Science Department, our Science staff strive to follow and implement our Departmental vision at all times.

Departmental Visionscience 1

To provide the highest standard of Science education and make a difference by focusing on achievement, allowing pupils to work safely and have access to innovative, adventurous, stimulating and engaging Science lessons and so create a place where young people make exciting and excellent progress, can have their dreams fulfilled and be encouraged to exceed their expectations.

‘Dream… Believe… Act!’

Subject Information

We aim to provide the highest standard of Science education and make a difference by focussing on achievement, allowing pupils to work safely and have access to innovative, adventurous, stimulating and engaging Science lessons; to create a place where young people make exciting and excellent progress, can have their dreams fulfilled and be encouraged to exceed their expectations .

science 3Why study Science?

Science makes a positive impact on people’s lives. In many cases, Science saves lives. Scientists use their expertise to develop real solutions for real problems. Remedies for many of the challenges that face our world will be developed by researchers who devote their whole lives to the pursuit of Science. It leads on to a wide range of career choices.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 we introduce our pupils to a bespoke scheme of work which includes units from the 3 Sciences, biology, chemistry and physics. We endeavour to include as much investigation work in order to enhance the theory of scientific study. Assessment is regular and ongoing and we track our pupil’s achievement at every stage of their education. Informing our pupils and their parents of current achievement and aspirational targets is essential. This also enables us to develop personalised intervention strategies, designed to bridge the gap, thus enabling our pupils to move closer towards their target.

Key Stage 4

Core Science & Additional Science 2 GCSEs. Examination Board AQAscience 4

Pupils study B1, C1 and P1 in Year 10 each unit is examined in May 2016 and a piece of Controlled Assessment is completed. Each component is 25% of overall grade

Pupils study B2, C2 and P2 in Year 11 each unit is examined in May 2017 and a piece of Controlled Assessment is completed. Each component is 25% of overall grade

Biology,  Chemistry & physics 3 GCSEs. Examination Board AQA

Pupils study B1,B2 and B3 in Year 10 each unit is examined in May 2016 and a piece of Controlled Assessment is completed. Each component is 25% of overall grade. Biology GCSE is gained in Year 10.

Pupils study C1, C2 and C3 along with P1, P2 and P3 in Year 11 each unit is examined in May 2017 and a piece of Controlled Assessment is completed. Each component is 25% of overall grade. Chemistry and Physics GCSE are gained in Year 11

Units are as follows-science 6

B1 Keeping Healthy, Control in Plants, Use and Abuse of Drugs, Genetics, Independence and Adaptation.

B2 Cells, Photosynthesis, Digestion and Respiration

B3 Movement of Molecules, Blood, Homeostasis, Our Environment

C1 Atoms, Metals and their Uses, The Atmosphere, Earth Structure.

C2 Structure and Bonding, Nanoscience, Quantative Chemistry, Rates of Reaction, Chemical Analysis.

C3 The Periodic Table, Energy from Reactions, Ammonia Production.

P1 Energy Transfers, Electricity Production, Waves.

P2 Forces, Circuits, Radiation.

P3 Medical Application of Physics, The Eye and Light, Motors, Hydraulics.

 

Health and Social Care BTEC level 2. Examination Board Edexcel 

 

3 levels of competence available.

Certificate – Pupils study 1 from choices 1-4 and 1 from choices 5-11

Extended Certificate – Pupils choose 2 from units 1-4 and 1 from 5-11.

Diploma – Pupils study all units 1-4 and a choice of 4 from units 5-11.

Available units are –

Unit 1: Communication in Health and Social Care

Unit 2: Individual Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit 3: Individual Needs in Health and Social Care

Unit 4: Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care

Unit 5: Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting

Unit 6: Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care

Unit 7: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Unit 8: Human Lifespan Development

Unit 9: Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care

Unit 10: Health and Social Care Services

Unit 11: The Impact of Diet on Health