020 8590 2245

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

Science

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Leader

Mr Chapman
schapman@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Publisher

Provided by Oxford University Press: Activate

E-learning

Log on to Kerboodle.com using the following details

  • Username: first initial then full surname
  • Password: first initial then full surname
  • Institution code: wv0
Assessment

Year 7 have a baseline test

All topics are followed by an end of topic test. Each test will have the following:

  • Knowledge based questions
  • Working scientifically based questions
  • Quick response
  • Longer answer
Curriculum
Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
7 Working scientifically

Cells

Particles and their behavior

Forces

Sound

Body systems

Atoms, elements and compounds

Light

Space

Reproduction

Reactions

Acids and alkalis

8 Health and lifestyle

Periodic table

Electricity and magnetism

Adaptation and inheritance

Separation techniques

Ecosystem processes

Energy

Metals and acids

Motion and pressure

The earth

Exam Board: AQA

The National Curriculum requires that students follow a broad and balanced Science course.

At Oaks Park High School we offer two courses to allow all students to reach their potential. These are Double Science and Triple Science. Both qualifications are linear. This means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. The course will run over 3 years, starting from Year 9.

During the course, your child not only has to grasp key subject content but they also have to develop practical investigative skills. These are taught and mastered whilst completing required practical’s.

All the courses we offer give students the opportunity to study all aspects of Science, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and provide them with enough knowledge to take A-levels or other higher educational courses should they so wish.

The course involves 6 written exams. Questions include multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.

Topics to be covered:
 

 

 

 

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Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Cell Biology Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Energy
Organisation Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter Electricity
Infection and Response Quantitative Chemistry Waves
Bioenergetics Chemical Changes Particle Model of Matter
Homeostasis and Response Energy Changes Atomic Structure
Inheritance, Variation and Evolution The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change Forces
Ecology Organic Chemistry Waves
Chemical Analysis Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Exam Overview
Double Science
  • Six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each will assess different topics.
  • Duration: all the papers are 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Tiers: Foundation and Higher.
  • Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 16.7% of the grade and has 70 marks.
  • Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed, short answer and open response.
Exam Overview
Triple Science
  • Six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each will assess different topics.
  • Duration: all the papers are 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • Tiers: Foundation and Higher.
  • Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 50% of the grade and has 100 marks.
  • Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed, short answer and open response.
How can you support your child?

Parents can support by encouraging students to:

  • Download the specification and past papers from this website
  • Biology: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461
  • Chemistry: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462
  • Physics: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
  • Use Kerboodle on a regular basis to read ahead and review any misconceptions. kerboodle.com
  • Practicing 6 mark exam questions
  • Regularly check Google classroom for extra resources provided by teachers
  • Attend KS4 Learning Zone (Thursday lunch times B1) for additional help or a quiet place to work
  • Review work covered in lessons at least twice a week. Book an appointment with their teacher if they are having any difficulties in understanding to ensure that any issues are addressed.
  • Complete ALL tasks/questions/assessments/homework on time and to the best of their ability.
  • REVISE for all tests.
  • Catch up on work missed if they are absent from a lesson for any reason/ find out what homework tasks they need to complete and find out if there are any upcoming assessments/tests.
  • Purchase Science Revision Guide and Workbook.
  • Watch/read the news and discussing any topical issues to broaden their understanding.
  • bbc.co.uk/bitesize
  • skoool.co.uk
  • secondaryscience.co.uk
  • Sam Learning
  • YouTube videos

Ms Y Rockson – GCSE Double Science Subject Leader
YEssibrah-Rockson@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms G Sidhu – Biology Subject Leader
gsidhu@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms H Abbasi – Chemistry Subject Leader
habbasi@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Mr S Aziz – Physics Subject Leader
saziz@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms K Hon – Science Team Leader
khon@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms Y Rockson – GCSE Double Science Subject Leader
YEssibrah-Rockson@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms G Sidhu – Biology Subject Leader
gsidhu@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms H Abbasi – Chemistry Subject Leader
habbasi@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Mr S Aziz – Physics Subject Leader
saziz@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

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