Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
At Seaham High School, we aim to create an atmosphere where children want to learn and where they are able to question and explore the Science we present them in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Students regularly enjoy practical science lessons and often attend external educational visits linked to Science and each year we plan a residential trip as part of activities week.
Key Stage 3
The Science Faculty uses an adapted version of Kerboodle for Key Stage 3. Kerboodle is a scheme of work published by Oxford University Press and has many resources, videos and experiments to make science come alive. Most of these resources are linked to the faculties exciting online homework programme, ‘Doddle’. This interactive personalised homework allows instant feedback and improvement with the students unique login.
Topics covered in Year 7 are cells, forces, particles, body systems, atoms & elements, reactions, acids & alkalis, sound and space.
Topics covered in Year 8 are energy, health & lifestyle, periodic table, metals & alkalis, electricity & magnets, separation techniques, light, adaptations and reproduction.
Topics covered in year 9 are ecosystems, the Earth, motion & pressure and then the KS4 programme of study is commenced.
Key Stage 4
The majority of students receive 9 Science lessons a fortnight delivered by subject specialists at KS4 and will have more than one teacher. Students will study a combined Science course and gain 2 GCSEs graded 1-9.
Those students studying separate Science will receive 9 lessons a fortnight delivered by subject specialists and will gain 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics graded 1-9.
Most students will study Combined Science following the Edexcel Examination Board scheme of work. They will sit six 70-minute examinations at the end of year 11.
Students studying separate Science will also follow the Edexcel Examination Board scheme of work. They will sit six 1hr 45-minute examinations at the end of year 11.
Homework will be assigned to students at all stages every 2 weeks.
Key Stage 4 revision guides for combined and triple science are available from the faculty at £3 each. See Mr Hays, Mrs Saville or Ms Brodie for more information.
Contact the head of faculty, Mr Scott Hays at: firstname.lastname@example.org