Science at Denton Community College
We provide learning that promotes high achievement for students of all ages and ability. We aim to inspire students in the wonders of Science through challenging and engaging lessons, through a curriculum that is personalised to meets the needs of all students.
We have chosen the AQA GCSE Trilogy Science qualification- double award. This qualification is linear which means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course in year 11. Students will start the Science GCSE qualification in year 7 and will follow a 5 year progressive curriculum that devolops the relevant skills and knowledge. Stretch and challenge will be incorporated so students are able to achieve their maximum potential.
There is no better way to learn about science than through purposeful practical activities. The AQA trilogy course includes 21 required practicals and all students have an opportunity to complete these as part of the day to day teaching and learning experience in science.
Through our enrichment programme students will be able to recognise that science is relevant and important in everyday life and this will improve their engagement with science which will encourage progression to further study.
|Content is split into the following teaching topics:||Assessment overview|
|Biology Cell Biology Organisation Infection and disease Bioenergetics Homeostasis and response Inheritance, variation and evolution Ecology||2 x 1 hour 15 minute (70 mark ) written papers||Each paper worth 16.7% of total GCSE|
|Chemistry Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Bonding, Structure and the properties of matter Quantitative Chemistry Chemical changes Energy changes Rate and extent of chemical change Organic Chemistry Chemical analysis Chemistry of the Atmosphere Using resources||2 x 1 hour 15 minute (70 mark ) written papers||Each paper worth 16.7% of total GCSE|
|Physics Forces Energy Waves Electricity Magnetism and electromagnetism Particle model of matter Atomic Structure||2 x 1 hour 15 minute (70 mark ) written papers||Each paper worth 16.7% of total GCSE|