Science at Durham Johnston School
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) American astronomer
Students follow our Wikid scheme of work in year 7 and 8. Wikid is a contemporary science course that allows pupils to learn science in context of how it is used in everyday life. In year 7 & 8 students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and year 9 students are broadly set in ability groups.
Assessment varies for each year group; Year 7 are assessed on the new school based statements, whilst year 8 will continue to be assessed using APP. In year 9 first three half terms will be assessed using SAT style questions. The final three halt terms students will begin the GCSE course and will be assessed appropriate questions.
More detailed information can be found in our programme of study document here.
Year 7 Topics
Forensics – Theme Park – Extinction – Electromancer – A&E– Lost in Space
Year 8 Topics
Fireworks – Moja Island – Olympics – Festival – Survival – Top Gear
Year 9 Topics
Biology:Inheritance – Fit and healthy – Plants and photosynthesis
Chemistry:Elements, compounds and equations – Acid reactions – Patterns of reactivity
Physics:Light us up – Machines - Waves
At KS4 we run two different types of science courses to suit the needs of our pupils.
Combined Science (Edexcel)
At A-level, we offer AS and A level courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Please contact the lead teacher for more details of the courses.
Biology (Dr Bolton)
Chemistry (Dr Coleman)
Physics (Mr Scott)
All students at GCSE and A-level have access to an on-line resource at www.kerboodle.com. As well as homework tasks which may be set as part of the class learning, there are copies of textbooks together with lots of revision material, revision podcasts and self-assessment tasks.
The username is first initial surname: Marie Curie - mcurie
The password is set by the student and is case sensitive
Institution code: go6
If students forget their passwords, then these can be reset by speaking to Dr Coleman or Dr Bolton at school. Please also contact us if you have any questions about the learning package.
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