The Willink School

The Willink School

SCIENCE - Dr. R Kellaway Head of department
Mr A Davies 2nd, Mrs H Weeks 3rd Chemistry, Mrs M Prestwood 4th BTEC
Mrs S Murtagh, Dr. Gleeson Khan, Dr. A Sanderson, Dr V Landeg, Ms C Van Zwieten

YouTube GCSE Science 

BBC GCSE Bitesize

Plus the school Learning platform (you need to use your school login)

This will have loads of information on as well as Practice papers.

Keystage 3
PDF icon Science Milestone Assessment 2018 - 2019

At Key Stage 3

Our schemes of work have been updated to match the new QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) specifications. They cover a broad range of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics, plus some of the general skills that pupils need to succeed in science in the future.

Revision Guides are available from the Finance Office. Foundation and higher versions are available.

Year 7 Topics to revise Year 8 Topics to revise
Biology Biology
Cells Food and Digestion
Reproduction Respiration
Environment and Feeding Relationships Microbes and Disease
Variation and Classification  
Ecological Relationships  
Chemistry Chemistry
Acids and Alkalis Atoms and Elements
Simple Chemical Reactions Compounds and Mixtures
Particle models of solids, liquids and gases  
Solutions  
Physics Physics
Magnets and Electromagnets Energy Resources
Electrical circuits Heating and Cooling
Forces and their effects Light
Energy Sound and Hearing
  The Solar System and Beyond

At Key Stage 4

A balanced science course is taken by all students - one that is made up of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in equal amounts. Most students will take the AQA Combined Science (Trilogy)GCSEs. Since this is a Double Science GCSE, pupil results are awarded as double grades using the new numbering system (ie 9,9 being the highest grade, followed by 9,8 then 8,8 etc.)

In addition to the 12 periods a fortnight in which all students study for their Double Science GCSEs, students can opt to study Science for an additional 6 periods per fortnight. These extra periods would be two each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons and would lead to pupils achieving 3 separate science GCSEs. This route is commonly referred to as 'Triple Science'.

For full details or to download a specification, please visit www.aqa.org.uk

Sixth form courses

Click on the link below for Sixth Form Course Guide 2018 – 2019 

Applied Science (BTec) Biology Chemistry
Physics Psychology Sociology

We offer A and AS levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (OCR). We also have a Social Science Department that offers AS and A levels in Sociology (WJEC) and Psychology (AQA)

Extra Curricular Activities. 

Once a fortnight we run STEM Club after school for pupils interested in finding out more about Science. This also gives pupils an opportunity to take part in further practical activities.