Key Stage Information

Key Stage 3

Students will learn about four key areas:

Energy, Electricity and Forces

  • Energy can be transferred, stored or dissipated, but cannot be created or destroyed.
  • Forces are interactions between objects and can affect their shape and motion.
  • Electric current in circuits can produce a variety of effect.s

Chemical and Material Behaviour

  • The particle model provides explanations for the different physical properties and behaviour of matter.
  • Elements consist of atoms that combine together in chemical reactions to form compounds.
  • Elements and compounds show characteristic chemical properties and patterns in their behaviour.

Organisms, Behaviour and Health

  • Life processes are supported by the organisation of cells into tissues, organs and body systems.
  • The human reproductive cycle includes adolescence, fertilisation and foetal development.
  • Conception, growth, development, behaviour and health can be affected by diet, drugs and disease.
  • All living things show variation, can be classified and are interdependent, interacting with each other and their environment.
  • Behaviour is influenced by internal and external factors and can be investigated and measured.

The Environment, Earth and Universe

  • Geological activity is caused by chemical and physical processes.
  • Astronomy and space science provide insight into the nature and observed motions of the sun, moon, stars, planets and other celestial bodies.
  • Human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment.

Key Stage 4

In the past few years Science courses have undergone considerable change nationally to bring them more up to date.

All new AQA Science qualifications taught at Moulsham place more emphasis on 'How Science Works', which means not just learning theory, but understanding the practical side of science and its relation to the world in which we live. Whatever students wants to do post-GCSE, the AQA New Science specifications are designed so that they gain a good grounding in science, regardless of ability. Triple Science, in particular, offers excellent preparation for A-Level and further study.

Core Science and Additional Science

All students study Core and Additional Science.  Students gain two GCSE grades as the qualifications are assessed separately and will have study 9 periods of Science per fortnight.  In almost all cases, students will have three separate specialised teachers - delivering Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Triple Science

This is an option chosen by students wishing to gain separate GCSE grades in three areas of Science - Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  This option is for students who specifically enjoy Science and/or those wishing to take the study of Science to A-Levels and beyond.  To complete a separate GCSE in Biology, Chemistry or Physics students must complete all units in that subject.

Key Stage 5

GCE A-Levels are offered in

  • Biology (OCR)
  • Chemistry (Edexcel)
  • Physics (Edexcel)

Chemistry revision any classes


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