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Welcome to the Science Department at York High School!


Science Subject Staff

Mr A Drury (Subject Leader): a.drury@yorkhigh.southbank.academy

Mr M Longbottom (Assistant Subject Leader)

Mrs C Alexander

Miss E Hayward

Miss F Lemon

Miss J Lowthian

Dr H Smith-Herman

 

KS3 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


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/