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Science

 The Science team at Finham Park 2 are committed to delivering a high quality lively interesting and above all scientifically rich curriculum.

TermYear 7Year 8
Autumn 1ParticlesAtoms
Autumn 2Cells and reproductionFood, Digestion and Respiration
Spring 1ForcesSkeleton, Adaption and DNA
Spring 2Ecosystems and ecologySound and light
Summer 1Chemical changesElectricity
Summer 2Energy and SpaceRates of Reaction

GCSE science is taught across years 9,10, and 11. We follow the AQA GCSE science course.

ExaminationsLengthWhen

Controlled Assessment /

Coursework / Portfolio

GCSE Biology 

All exams

Summer

Year 11

There is no controlled

assessment however there

are required practicals integrated into day-to-day teaching which will be assessed within the examination papers.

Paper 11 hour 45 minutes
Paper 21 hour 45 minutes
GCSE Chemistry 
Paper 11 hour 45 minutes
Paper 21 hour 45 minutes
GCSE Physics 
Paper 11 hour 45 minutes
Paper 21 hour 45 minutes
GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy
Paper 1 Biology1 hour 15 minutes

All exams

Summer

Year 11

There is no controlled

assessment however there

are required practicals integrated into day-to-day teaching which will be assessed within the examination papers.

Paper 2 Biology1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 1 Chemistry1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 2 Chemistry1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 1 Physics1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 2 Physics1 hour 15 minutes

Below is the link to the separate science specification.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463

Students should use their revision guides and class notes for revision. A range of resources can also be found on the Science site on Frog. 

CGP offer a range of revision materials (revision books, revision cards, work books) which can be purchased on Amazon.

Students currently studying GCSE science have access to Kerboodle, an on-line resource filled with interactive tasks and a copy of the textbook online.

Department Staff

Head of Science Mrs D Stonesd.stones@Finhampark2.co.uk
Second in Charge Miss Rebecca Mackr.mack@Finhampark2.co.uk
Mrs Clare O’Neillc.oneill@finhampark2.co.uk
Mrs Parkhousen.parkhouse@finhampark2.co.uk
Miss A Hunterabbie.hunter@finhampark2.co.uk
Dr L Tomlinsonl.tomlinson@finhampark2.co.uk
Mrs D Thomasd.thomas@finhampark2.co.uk
Mr A Muhammada.muhammad@finhampark2.co.uk
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