SCIENCE DEPARTMENT VISION

At Eastlea Community School, the science Curriculum area focus on delivering a curriculum that, all students the opportunity for to discover science through hands on investigation, discussions, enquiring skills, developing debating skills, promoting self-sufficient learners. To develop independent learners and extend the students’ repertoire of skills through practical experience that prepares them for life beyond school. 

Our expectation of all learners to try their best at all times, come to school ready to learn with all the necessary equipment and completion of all homework set by the staff. We expect that all parents to support the staff in their child’s learning and to check that they have completed all their revision to ensure that they become successful learners and leave Eastlea Community School with the best GCSE grades.

SCIENCE KEY STAGE 3

- All learners will have an assessment after each topic:

- Homework will be once every three weeks on Doodle, Sam Learning, literacy and numeracy homework.

- Once a term there will be a science project based learning activity to engage parents and learners.

- ALL Learners to purchase a revision guide from the Science Technician Office. 

Year 7 topics covered:

Autumn term - 

Introduction to science 

It's a small world 

Mind over matter 

Spring term - 

Click 

Out of this world 

Summer term - 

Who am I?

Short circuit

Year 8 topics covered: 

Autumn term - 

Chemical factory 

Football - fitness first 

Spring term - 

Robots - the future teachers 

Make or break 

Summer term - 

Lets rock and roll 

Celebrity culture and fashion

SCIENCE KEY STAGE 4

- All learners are required to buy their own textbook to keep at home for the three year GCSE course. This is to encourage learners to revise and do some independent reading before the lesson.

- All learners will be assessed regularly on the topics that they have been taught.

- Assessments will cover work taught over the three years to ensure that they are constantly going over previous topics to remember for the end of year 11 exam.

- All learners must buy the exam questions revision books; they are 4 books in total. Cost £13 and can be bought form the Technician office.

- Homework will be once every three weeks on Doodle, Sam Learning, literacy and numeracy homework.

- We follow the AQA specification for combined science and Separate Sciences.

- We will also introduce a new qualification September 2017: Stem qualification.

Combined Science route and where highlighted, additional topics form part of the Separate Science route from September 2017:

Year 9 topics covered: 

Autumn term, Biology - 

Cell Biology 

Organisation 

Infection and response 

 

Spring term, Physics - 

Energy 

Electricity 

Particle model of matter 

Summer term, Chemistry - 

Atomic structure and periodic table 

Bonding, structure and properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry 

A minimum of seven practicals are required to be completed in yr 9. 

Year 10 topics covered:

Autumn term, Chemistry - 

Chemical changes 

Energy changes 

The rate & extent of chemical changes

Organic chemistry (only Separate)

Spring term, Biology - 

Bioenergetics 

Homeostasis and response

Inheritance, variation & evolution 

Summer term, Physics - 

Atomic structure 

Forces 

Waves 

 

 

A minimum of seven practicals are required to be completed in yr 10.

Year 11 topics covered: 

Autumn term, Physics - 

Magnetism and electromagnetism

Organic chemistry (only Combined) 

Space physics (only Separate)

 

 

 

Spring term, Chemistry - 

Chemical analysis

Chemical of the atmosphere

Using resources

 

Summer term, Biology -

Ecology

Revision for final exams

 

 

 

A minimum of seven practicals are required to be completed in yr 11.  

ACADEMIC INTERVENTION IN SCIENCE

Key stage 3:

Stem club,

Intervention session for year 7 and 8

Lunch time club

Homework club

EAL homework club​

Key stage 4:

After school clubs 

Intervention clubs lunch time and  in the morning

Half term revision clubs.

Some Saturday intervention clubs

ENRICHMENT & EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

IN SCIENCE

STEM club for all students 

Diana awards 

English as and Additional Language club

CONTACTS DETAILS FOR SCIENCE

Mahamudu Seidu - Curriculum Team Leader of Science

Kechi Okolo - Subject Coordinator of Science

If you wish to make contact please mark FAO at: 

info@eastlea.newham.sch.uk 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT & INFORMATION FOR SCIENCE

Science intervention occurs at lunchtime and after school  where students are given help with homework and coursework. 

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