Being one of the core subjects, all students will be undertaking a Science GCSE. They will be completing units in chemistry biology and physics from the AQA trilogy schemes from year 9 through to year 11.

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Why do we teach Science?

The study of science offers individuals the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and understanding of how and why things work the way they do. It is able to explain the mechanics and reasons behind the things that happen around us, from the complex systems within our bodies to the unknown and unseen complexities in the universe. Science is a subject which is relevant to all aspects of our lives and allows us to make well informed decisions in our lives and pursue new interests.

What would I learn in Science?


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Year 8


Particles and their behaviour

The periodic table

Elements, Atoms and Compounds

Separation Techniques


Metals and Acids

Acids and Alkalis

The Earth




Health and Lifestyle

Structure and function of body systems


Health and Lifestyle

Ecosystem Processes


Adaptation and Inheritance




Electricity and Magnetism




Motion and Pressure



How would I learn in Science?

The schemes of work have been planned in accordance with the KS3 Science National Curriculum, building students scientific knowledge and skills.  Some of the scientific skills include: developing curiosity and questioning, planning and carrying out investigations in order to collect accurate and reliable data, being able to draw scientific conclusions from data and analysing results as well as using skills from other subjects such as mathematics, English and design technology.

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Why Study Science?

Science is a core subject which helps us understand the world and its many wonders. Qualifications in Science provide endless opportunities in a wide range of fields. All universities and colleges are more likely to consider students with good grades at Science GCSE since the skills and knowledge acquired are valuable in a variety of careers. The possibilities in Science are endless, especially considering the fact that modern Science and technology are rapidly changing and developing. We will be preparing our students at Starbank to become future Science leaders and innovators.

What would I learn in Science?




·         1. Cell biology

·         2. Organisation

·         3. Infection and response

·         4. Bioenergetics

·         5. Homeostasis and response

·         6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

·         7. Ecology


·         8. Atomic structure and the periodic table

·         9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter

·         10. Quantitative chemistry

·         11. Chemical changes

·         12. Energy changes

·         13. The rate and extent of chemical change

·         14. Organic chemistry

·         15. Chemical analysis

·         16. Chemistry of the atmosphere

·         17. Using resources

·         15. Chemical analysis

·         18. Forces

·         19. Energy

·         20. Waves

·         21. Electricity

·         22. Magnetism and electromagnetism

·         23. Particle model of matter

·         24. Atomic structure


How would I learn in Science?

Being one of the core subjects, all students will be undertaking a Science GCSE. They will be completing units in Chemistry, Biology and Physics from the AQA trilogy schemes from year 9 through to year 11. Exceptional students will be offered separate Sciences from year 10 onwards.

Students will be developing their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas. They will interpret, evaluate, make judgements and draw conclusions on a range of experimental procedures while developing their own skills and techniques.

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:


Course Makeup:

  • Exam 100% 100%

Exam Structure:

  • 6 papers

  • Paper 1 and 2 Biology

  • Paper 1 and 2 Chemistry

  • Paper 1 and 2 Physics

Staff in Department

Head of Department:

Ms N Kiyani

Mr L Beasmore

Mr R Khan

Ms N Riaz

Mrs J Aslam

Mrs Z Naaz

Dr M Tate

Useful Website Links:

Bitesize (Science) – – Website to support with consolidating knowledge for all KS4 Science.

Seneca – – Access to Science homework and set assignments from staff. 

Recommended Revision Guides:

My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) PE 2nd Edition

New Grade 9-1 GCSE Combined Science: AQA Revision Guide

CGP Books
Available from School Office:

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Science intervention– Year 11, Wednesday, 15:10, Science staff

Contact Science Department

Please use the form bellow to contact the English department or alternatively please email

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