The Winsford Academy

Science Department 2017/2018

 

Science is the study of the underlying processes that govern how everything works.  From the fundamental particles that everything is made of, to the rules that govern how chemicals interact and form molecules, and the incredibly complex structures that these molecules create in living organisms. There is no aspect of the physical world around us or your day to day life that has not been influenced or understood by a scientific discovery.

Here at the Academy we aim to instil the same feeling of wonder in our pupils that we all still get when we learn something new about this vast subject. We want to inspire the scientists of the next generation, and who knows what discoveries that they will go on to make.

 

Science courses we offer at the Academy

2 GCSE’s in sciences (Trilogy course) 3 GCSE’s – Triple science
  • AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
  • AQA Biology (8461)
  • AQA Chemistry (8462)
  • AQA Physics (8463)

All courses are 100% examinations.

 

All students will take their Science GCSE examinations in the summer. Double students will sit exams to gain two GCSEs and Triple students will sit exams to gain three GCSEs.

 

Supporting your child

All students are set home learning tasks on a regular basis. In addition to supporting your son or daughter with this work, there are other ways that you can help your child to succeed in Science.

Every GCSE student at the Academy is/will be provided with a GCSE revision guide, encourage them to use these on a regular basis to support the work that they are covering in lessons.

 

Other resources include:

GCSE bitesize revision website www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa

My GCSE Science revision website www.my-gcsescience.com which has tutorials for all the topics covered in all three sciences.

 

Details for the GCSE course can be found at:

Combined Science, Trilogy (8464)

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Biology (8461)

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

Chemistry (8462)

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

Physics (8463)

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463