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Science staff

  • Mr A Drury (Subject Leader)
  • Miss F Lemon (Assistant Subject Leader)
  • Mrs C Alexander
  • Miss J O’Brien
  • Miss J Oakes


“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”

– Carl Sagan

Key Stage 3 Overview

Why does my heart beat? How do my eyes work? What IS gravity? Why do reactions happen?

These are just some of the questions that you will be able to answer after being in Science lessons at YHS! We will look at many topics ranging from how the body works to how to perform chemical reactions. You will be shown how to construct experiments to PROVE what you know and you will be challenged each step of the way. All of the things we learn build on each other so that as you move through KS3 your understanding of the world grows with you. Our knowledge and the skills we develop will lay the foundation for success at KS4.

Key Skills

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Following instructions
  • Analysing results
  • Using equipment safely
  • Evaluating ideas and conclusions

KS3 Topics

  • Cells
  • Ecology
  • Healthy Living
  • Human Body
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Reproduction
  • Particle Model
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Our Planet
  • Periodic Table
  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Electromagnets
  • Space
Key Stage 4 Overview

Broken down into the three main sciences – Physics, Chemistry and Biology – GCSE Science will cover everything from the tiniest of atoms to the biggest of stars and planets. You will study 25 different topics across the three sciences, and each will provide you with different skills and ideas. You will learn how to evaluate data, compare theories and debate impacts, all vital skills for the modern world. Furthermore, Science provides you with two GCSEs, great for boosting your college or apprenticeship entry.

If you have a real passion for Science, we also offer AQA Separate Sciences, which include extra content, bigger ideas and more practicals. This will not only boost your employability, but will also give you three separate GCSEs for your CV!

Exam Board

We follow the AQA Science syllabi – you can find out more here.

For triple, see separate subject specs. For combined, see Trilogy.

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