Welcome to Junior Science

Welcome to the Junior Science department.

KS3 Science is taught together as Integrated Science in Years 8 & 9 with a time allocation of 3 double periods per week. . In Yr10 the Science is taught  as separate biology, chemistry and physics lessons with subject specialist teachers, to prepare students for the GCSE courses they start in Yr11. Each separate Science subject is allocated 1 double period per week.

The purpose of this site is to keep you up to date with the many activities ongoing within the department, both in and outside the classroom, meeting the requirements of the KS3 curriculum. The Yr8-10 good student awards in Science will also be published here every month to celebrate the achievement of pupils displaying hardwork and commitment in science.

Pupils can retrieve missed worksheets/homework sheets from the junior science section on the school VLE site and access extra revision worksheets. Please keep checking back to this micro site as it is developed to see the updates.

 

Ministry of Science: 2014: Year 9 pupils

Science staff accompanied all Year 9 students to the Waterside theatre on Friday 19th September to experience the 'Ministry of Science' show. .  The show was developed by the creative team behind the ‘ Brainiac  Live’ & ‘Guinness World Records Officially Amazing Science Live’  and proved to be an educational show with an anarchic  twist. pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon :

Taleylah Coyle 9D:

"they performed  scientific illusions/tricks - many of them included explosions! these involved liquid nitrogen, balloons, cannons and hovercraft construction".

Jarvis Bell 9D:

" the guy put flowers in liquid nitrogen at -189oC and they crumbled! My favourite experiment involved the mixing of hydrogen and air in different amounts in balloons - then exploding them!".


Ministry of ScienceMinistry of Science Show: Culture Tech Week, September 2014.