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Welcome to the Science Department at York High School!


Science Subject Staff

Subject Leader: A Drury (a.drury@yorkhighschool.co.uk)

Assistant Subject Leader: M Longbottom

C Alexander

J Lowthian

A Walton

L Potocnik


KS3 Overview

In Science you will focus on the practical skills needed to build a good base of scientific vocabulary and knowledge. You will plan experiments of your own and carry them out in our Science laboratories, as well as collecting and analysing practical results to spot patterns and improve your understanding of the world around us.


Key Skills

Numeracy

Literacy

Following instructions

Analysing results

Using equipment safely

Evaluating ideas and conclusions


KS3 Topics

Cells and Structures

Forces and their Effects

Ecology

Waves and Radiation

Chemical Reactions

Space

Global Warming and Human Impact

Health and Genetics


KS4 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 Links

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse For triple, see separate subject specs. For combined, see Trilogy.


Energy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkBhy-Y1Z8
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zycbsrd
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/energy/
Electricity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSA4WaLSVEA
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp3ftv4
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/electricity/
Particle Model
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZz9oGgJOL0
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsh2nb
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/particle-model-of-matter/
Atomic Structure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFVYUSvUBoo
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtmw6f
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/atomic-structure/
Forces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz4XBSKNGXg
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82j97h
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/forces/
Waves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JPNVJ_LC3E
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcwkgdm
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/waves/
Electromagnetism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnigg3MGslY
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39ry4j
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/magnetism-and-electromagnetism/
Space (Triple only)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdi0i24tNT0
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsbyh39
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/gcse-aqa/space-physics/
Cells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdpmVQooYS4
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2s8v9q
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/cell-biology/
Cell Organisation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ0lZGkDx6A
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwtcng8
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/organisation/
Infection and Response
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7pxdTJ9NPI
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9236yc
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/infection-and-response/ ​​​​​​​
Bioenergetics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KIAWiHQ4sM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgws7p3
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/bioenergetics/
Homeostasis and Response
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOfqw7MbU8k
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy468mn
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/homeostasis-and-response/ ​​​​​​​
Inheritance, variation and evolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npl10a6p8jQ
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpb7cj6
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/inheritance-variation-evolution/ ​​​​​​​
Ecology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKDn90HK98Q
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfd3k7
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/ecology/