Science

Department Contacts:

 Staff Name  Email Address
Mr Dhariwal  ( Head of Science )  r.dhariwal@khalsasecondaryacademy.com
 Miss Sidhu      ( Science Teacher)  h.sidhu@khalsasecondaryacademy.com
 Miss Patel      ( Science Teacher )  p.patel@khalsasecondaryacademy.com

The Science department builds upon and deepens previous knowledge with understanding and we teach topics within the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We integrate with other departments to deliver STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), this provides a platform for more advanced studies, establishing the basis for a wide range of future careers. Science is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

These key ideas include:

  • the use of models and theories to make sense of natural phenomena
  • linking effect to one or more causes
  • evidenced change is driven by interactions between different objects and systems
  • that many such interactions occur over a distance and over time
  • science progresses through a cycle of hypothesis, practical experimentation, observation, theory development and review
  • quantitative analysis is a central element both of many theories and of scientific methods of inquiry.

Students develop knowledge and curiosity about the natural world, an appreciation of the relevance of science to their everyday lives. They attain understanding of how different types of enquiry help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Learning to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry, problem-solving and mathematical skills, both in the laboratory, in the field and in other environments also occurs. Promotion of their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively is a directive.

Please select from below the curriculum overview for the relevant year group.
Year 7      Year 8      Year 9      Year 10      Year 11   

New AQA GCSE Specification for Year 10 parents & pupils sitting the 2018 Exams:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/new-science-gcse-specifications

We are regularly updating our website with current information. If you have any further questions please contact us via email: info@khalsasecondaryacademy.com or call us on 01753 662009