Science

Curriculum Intent

At Trinity we aim to ignite the natural curiosity of our students of the world around us through our teaching of science.  Our curriculum explores the remarkable discoveries in science that have shaped our lives and how science can influence future technology that will change our world.

Our students are supported to gain a breadth of scientific understanding from studying life processes and how species interact within ecosystems, to how the properties of matter changes during chemical reactions and exploring the interaction between matter and energy, through observation and experiment.  Our science curriculum allows students to recognise the significance of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement about natural phenomena.

At Trinity we recognise the importance of working scientifically by developing enquiry skills established in the scientific method. These skills encourage the students to develop explanations, make predictions and analyse causes based on scientific theory. This method of teaching promotes and instils confidence in decision making.  In the wider context our students learn to become independent problem solvers preparing them for future employment.

Strengths of the Department

Students have a wide range of opportunities through our strong links with our local partners such as the University of Manchester and the Manchester Museum.  These involve our students working with staff and students from these institutions both in school and off-site, at all levels - from Year 7 to Year 13.  Our teaching team (both teachers and technicians) are supportive, enthusiastic, well-qualified subject specialists who are dedicated to get the best out of each one of our students.

Achievements

The sciences are popular choices at Trinity, with many students opting to study three GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) rather than the two compulsory (Combined Science).  Our results have been consistently excellent with students achieving grades 8 and 9 across the three subjects.  Our post-16 provision is broad, with A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science.  Students make excellent progress from their GCSE starting points and have been accepted onto competitive courses such as medicine at leading Universities.

Exam Board: AQA

Science Curriculum

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Cells, Reproduction Digestion,
Science Practical Skills
Particles, Changes, Forces Energy, Revision

Space, Forensics

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Waves, Forces Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Plant Systems, Immune Systems, Skeletal and Muscular Systems Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Separating Mixtures, Revision When it all goes wrong, Ecology
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

Interdependence, Genetics and Evolution

Acids and Alkalis, Chemical Reactions, The Earth and its Atmosphere Electricity, Waves GCSE Biology – Cells GCSE Chemistry – Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

GCSE Physics – Energy

 

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Combined Science
Energy and ElectricityTriple Science
Cells, Atomic Structure (Chemistry), Atomic Structure (Physics)
Combined Science
Particle model, Cells, Organisation, Atomic Structure and Structure & BondingTriple Science
Organisation, Quantitative Chemistry, Structure & Bonding and Energy
Combined Science
Quantitative Chemistry and InfectionTriple Science
Infection, Acids and Alkalis and Electricity
Combined Science
Bioenergetics and Metals & ElectrolysisTriple Science
Bioenergetics and Metals & Electrolysis
and Electricity
Combined Science
Bioenergetics and Energy ChangesTriple Science
Bioenergetics and Energy Changes
and Particle Model
Combined Science
Homeostasis and Chemistry of the AtmosphereTriple Science
Homeostasis, Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Space
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Combined Science
Carbon Chemistry, Forces and ElectromagnetsTriple Science
Homeostasis, Carbon Chemistry and Forces
Combined Science
Inheritance, Using Resources and WavesTriple Science
Inheritance, Polymers, Chemical Analysis part 1 and Magnetism
Combined Science
Homeostasis, Rates and Chemical AnalysisTriple Science
Inheritance, Using Resources, Chemical Analysis part 2 and Waves
Combined Science
Inheritance, Ecology and EquilibriaTriple Science
Ecology, Rates, Equilibria and Waves
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