Science at Newhaven School

The Science department at Newhaven School are enthusiastic and committed to the progress of our young minds.

We develop comprehensive thinking skills using the tool of Science, our aim as a team is to create minds that are able to problem solve and understand the world around them, allowing our students to be resilient and responsible members of society.

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What we learn – Key Stage 3 Curriculum: Science

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Forces
Matter
Organisms
Electromagnets
Reactions
Ecosystems
Energy
Earth
Genes
Waves
Key topics in: Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Extra-Curricular: Science Week; here at Newhaven we incorporate a week of exciting Science activities within our Science lessons. In recent years our students have been forensic detectives, astronauts hurtling through space through the magic of Virtual Reality, Zoologists meeting creatures from around the world, First aiders, gaining life-saving skills and finally scientists themselves undergoing fun and exciting challenges.

What we learn – Key Stage 4/5 Curriculum: GCSE Science Trilogy

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Year 10Cell biology
Atomic structure
Energy
Organisation
Bonding, structure and Properties
Electricity
Infection and Response
Quantitative Chemistry
Particle Model of Matter
Bioenergetics
Chemical Changes
Atomic Structure
Energy Changes
Year 11Homeostasis
Rate of Reactions
ForcesInheritance, Variation and Evolution
Organic Chemistry
Waves
Ecology
Chemical Analysis
Magnets and Electromagnets
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Using Resources
Preparation for Exams

What we learn – Key Stage 4/5 Curriculum: BTEC Applied Science

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Year 10Unit 2: Chemistry and Our EarthUnit 2: Chemistry and Our EarthUnit 1: Principles of ScienceUnit 3: Energy and Our UniverseUnit 4: Biology and Our EnvironmentUnit 4: Biology and Our Environment
Year 11Unit 5: Applications of Chemical SubstancesUnit 5: Applications of Chemical SubstancesUnit 8: Scientific SkillsUnit 6: Applications of Physical ScienceUnit 7: Health Applications of Life ScienceUnit 7: Health Applications of Life Science

What students say

My BTEC Science lessons are far better than those at my previous school. I was able to learn and understand in lessons and I liked working on the coursework knowing that every lesson did count towards my grade.

Corey Bate

Over the months I have been working I have achieved so much, I have learnt a lot and been shown anything is achievable if you work for it.

Hayley Smith

My Science lessons are better than mainstream lessons, more practical’s and it challenges me so I learn new things.

Denim Hutchinson

For being here the last 2 and a half years I have enjoyed Science and it’s been really lovely working hard with my classmates.

Tyler Champney

I learnt more Science in 2yrs then I did at my old school in 4. I would have never believed I’d be going confident into my GCSEs two years ago!

Kayman Aldis

What can I do with Science?

Doctor, Teacher, Lecturer, Engineer, Physiotherapist, Nurse, Nutritionist, Physiologist, Vet, Food Scientist, Space Engineer, Surgeon, Lab Technician, Radiotherapist, Zoo Keeper, Researcher, Nuclear Scientists, Gardener, Construction engineer, Architect, Ecologist, Conservationist, Sport Scientist, Forensic Detective, Weather Person, Dentist, Science Journalist, Recruitment, Criminology, Pharmacist, Toxicologist, Recycling Officer