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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Science

Head of Department - Miss Moody

Science is a core element of our curriculum through Key Stage 3 and 4. Pupils in Key Stage 3 will have 6 hours of Science lessons per fortnight covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In Key Stage 4 pupils have a choice between AQA Trilogy Combined Science (worth two GCSE's) and AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics (worth three GCSE's).  The majority of content is the same with both options; the Triple award route simply has additional content within the same topics.

Year 7 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Matter and Organisms
2 Forces and Reactions
3 Ecosystems and Energy
4 Genes and Earth

Year 8 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Genes and Earth
2 Waves and Matter
3 Organisms, Electromagnets and Reactions
4 Earth, Forces and Ecosystems

Year 9
 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Adaptations, Atomic Structure and Movement and Moments
2 Variation and Chemical Reactions
3 GCSE - B1 Cells and C1 Atomic Structure
4 GCSE - P3 Particle Model and C2 Bonding

Combined Science: Trilogy (AQA) 

Year 10  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 B1 Cells, P1 Energy & C2 Bonding
2 B2 Organisation, P2 Electricity, C3 Quantitative Chemistry
3 B3 Infection & Response, P3 Particle Model, C4 Chemical Changes
4 B4 Homeostasis, P4 Atomic Structure & C5 Energy Changes

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 B5 Homeostasis, C5 Energy Changes, C6 Rate
& Extent of Chemical Change, P4 Atomic Structure
2 B6 Inheritance & Variation, C7 Organic Chemistry, C8 Chemical Analysis & P5 Forces
3 B7 Ecology, C9 Chemistry of the Atmosphere, C10 Using Resources, P6 Waves & P7 Electromagnetism 

Triple Science (AQA) 

Year 10 
 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Biology - B1 Cells

Chemistry - C2 Bonding

Physics - P1 Energy

2

Biology - B2 Organisation

Chemistry - C3 Quantitative Chemistry

Physics - P2 Electricity & P3 Particle Model

3

Biology - B3 Infection & Response

Chemistry - C4 Chemical Changes

Physics - P4 Atomic Structure

4

Biology - B4 Bioenergetics

Chemistry - C5 Energy Changes

Physics - P5 Forces

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Biology - B5 Homeostasis

Chemistry - C6 Rate & Extent of Chemical Change

Physics - P4 Atomic Structure

2

Biology - B6 Inheritance & Variation

Chemistry - C7 Organic Chemistry, C8 Chemical Analysis

Physics - P5 Forces & P6 Waves

3

Biology - B7 Ecology

Chemistry - C9 Chemistry of the Atmosphere, C10 Using Resources

Physics - P7 Electromagnetism & P8 Space

Revision Guides 

Combined Science 1-9 revision guide £5.50 each

higher

ISBN: 978 1 78294 559 8

Foundation

ISBN: 978 1 78294 560 4

Separate Science revision guides x 3 £2.75 each

Higher

 

ISBN: 978 1 78294 556 7

 

 

ISBN: 978 1 78294 557 4

 

 

ISBN: 978 1 78294 558 1

Specialities and Awards