Science

Staff

Head of Department

Miss P Hanson

Departmental Staff

Mrs L Cooper

Mr C Hassan

Mrs N Hassan

Miss K McCormack

Mrs C McElroy

Mrs E McGlone

Ms E McGrogan

Mrs B O'Connor

Mrs E Toner

KS3: Brief Topic Overview

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

GCSE
GCSE

GCSE Exam Board: CCEA

Double Award Science

Biology B1

11%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher tiers:

1 Hour

Cells, Living Processes and Biodiversity

Chemistry C1

11%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher tiers:

1 Hour

Structures, Trends, Chemical Reactions, Quantitative Chemistry and Analysis

Physics P1

11%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher tiers:

1 Hour

Motion, Force, Moments, Energy, Density, Kinetic Theory, Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission and Fusion

Biology B2

14%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher tiers:

1 Hour 15 mins

Body Systems, Genetics, Microorganisms and Health

Chemistry C2

14%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher tiers:

1 Hour 15 mins

Further Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium, Calculations and Organic Chemistry

Physics P2

14%

External written examination

Foundation and Higher tiers:

1 Hour 15 mins

Waves, Light Electricity, Magnetism, Electromagnetism and Space Physics

Unit 7: Practical skills including unit 7 Biology, Unit 7 Chemistry and Unit 7 Physics

Booklet A 7.5%

Booklet B 17.5%

Booklet A

Externally marked

Students carry out three

pre-release practical’s

(Biology, Chemistry and

Physics) in the final year of

study. Foundation and Higher

Tiers: 3 hours

Booklet B

External written Examination Foundation and Higher Tiers

total time: 1 hour 30 mins

(Biology 30 mins,

Chemistry 30 mins and

Physics 30 mins)

Practical skills including unit 7 Biology, Unit 7 Chemistry and Unit 7 Physics

A Level

Biology

Biology CCEA

Physics CCEA

Life and Health Sciences CCEA

Physics CCEA

Life and Health Sciences

Clubs/Events

Yea 8 - STEM CLUB

Key Stage 3 – Biodiversity Club

Year 11- Grow your own event @ Greenmount

Year 12 - Chemistry Event @ University of Ulster

Year 13 - Biology Field Trip @ Magilligan

Year 13/14 - Physics Trip – Engineering @ Queens University

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