Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

01768 371693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 9 Science

Year 9 science at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, is taught in ability sets. Students will build upon skills and concepts met in year 7 and 8 to develop their scientific understanding and application and begin the GCSE specification. Some concepts will be revisited and scientific skills will be developed in different contexts, so pupils are well prepared for the Required Practical element of GCSE. All pupils are taught by enthusiastic and committed science specialists.

Science Curriculum - GCSE AQA Science

We follow a broad range of lessons and activities from each of the three science disciplines, taught by subject specialists.    In order to ensure completion of the GCSE Science courses, pupils begin the GCSE course in year 9 and are taught those units that are common to the Separate Sciences and Trilogy Combined Science, so that pupils are well prepared to make option choices in February.

Biology Chemistry Physics
Cell Biology Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Forces
Organisation Chemical Analysis Energy
  The Atmosphere  

How you will study

In 3 hours of lessons each week you will study and learn largely by activity, discussion and practice.
You will share your ideas and understanding with your peers and be encouraged to work to the best of your ability.

Assessment Arrangements

As you complete each unit of work, you will also complete interim assessments and end of unit tests. The results of these will map your progress and provide targets to aim for to improve and will help you make the right choice for the study of the sciences at GCSE, either Triple Science (3 separate sciences for 3 GCSE qualifications in 14 hours per fortnight) or Combined Science (3 sciences studied for 2 GCSE qualifications in 9 hours per fortnight)

Further Information

Please contact the Science subject leader, Mrs. Michelle Thwaites at school if you require any further details.