Science at Richmond Park Academy is rapidly becoming one of the strongest departments in the academy with continual year on year progress of GCSE results over the last three years. Science is taught with the aim to equip students with the skills required to access the science within their everyday lives and develop curiosity in the world around them.
Science is taught in seven laboratories with an emphasis on developing enquiring minds and with a large amount of practical work to support and enhance the scientific knowledge learnt.
During July, students received a letter to let them know if they have been selected for triple or double science for Years 10 and 11. This decision was based on many factors including student interest in science, class grades, exam grades, teacher recommendations, effort levels etc.
If you wish to look into the course structure and specifications for either of these courses please follow this link and select either the three separate sciences (for triple students) or the combined science 'Trilogy' course for double students.
View the Science Poster.
They should also be able to convert metric units from nano up to tera. View the Metric Conversion Poster.
Lastly we have provided you with the FRUSC posters mentioned which help prompt students to answer questions where they are required to recall and apply physics equations.
In Key Stage 3 students have three science lessons a week. The students cover the three main areas of science - biology, chemistry and physics - through a number of different units of work. Year 7 and 8 will sit end of unit tests after two topics and will also be assessed in science skills through the 'Big Writes'; these are written assessments where students plan and execute their own scientific experiments.Year 7
Year 9 are starting the new specification combined GCSE, within the AQA curriculum. They will be assessed internally through a combination of past exam questions and extended writing tasks. All material covered in Year 9 will be part of their Year 11 GCSE exams.
We teach all sciences in Key Stage 5 and are following the AQA specifications in all of them.
Ms T Carbro - Director of Faculty
Mr K Alshawabka
Dr J Johnston
Ms L Homewood
Ms R Russell
Mr R Small
Mr C Trace
Ms E Smith
Science GCSE Revision
Science GCSE Revision
Science revision guides and workbooks available for Year 9 and 10 studentsfrom the Science Department at £5 each
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