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Science

Head of Faculty: Ms Zora Laattoe (laattoe@williamellis.camden.sch.uk)

The main aims of our Department are:

  • To inspire students to be engaged citizens who can use scientific knowledge and skills in order to navigate their way through life.
  • To develop pupils' proficiencies in the use of scientific approaches and skills when investigating and problem solving.

To help pupils understand the world of which they are a part, through being able to describe and explain various physical, chemical and biological phenomena.

Key Stage 3

 

Year 7

  • General Laboratory Safety
  • Basic Chemical Reactions
  • Cells, Tissues and Organs
  • Particle Models
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Basic Forces.

Year 8

  • Body Systems
  • Elements and Compounds
  • Light, Space
  • Heat, Sound
  • Ecology

Year 9

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Genetics
  • Metal Reactions
  • Combustion
  • Electrical Energy
  • Forces and Motion
  • Skills refresher course

Key Stage 4

Route 1: Triple Science GCSE Specification AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics

This route is suitable for students who have a keen interest in science and have shown strong academic capabilities over their KS3 course. This route results in 3 GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Over the two years your son will have lessons in each of the disciplines learning the foundations for further study at A-Level. 

Route 2: Combined Science (Trilogy) AQA

This route prepares students to become scientifically literate. It also provides an foundation for further studies in Science and will be a suitable course for those wishing to study A-Levels or vocational courses in Science. This results in two GCSE’s; Over the two years your son will have lessons in each of the disciplines learning the foundations for further study at A-Level.