Beaumont Leys

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Curriculum time:


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Lessons a week





8 (triple Sci)


8 (triple Sci)

Teaching team:



Contact Email

Mr Pabla

Faculty Team Leader of Science

Mrs Booth

Deputy Faculty Team Leader of Science

Mrs Simpson

Lead Teacher of Science

Mrs Wigston

Science Teacher

Miss Fitzgerald

 Science Teacher

Mrs Chohan

 Science Teacher

Miss Charlton

 Science Teacher

Mr Littledale

 Science Teacher

Mr Lakin

 Science Teacher

Mr Knott

 Science Teacher

Mr Whitaker

Miss Bailey

Science Tutor


The Science department has seven well-resourced laboratories, each equipped with an interactive whiteboard.  In addition we have several Science prep/resource rooms and a Science office for staff.  We have access to a number of computer rooms, a class set of laptops and ipads. 

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Speed and Gravity

Voltage and Current

Energy Transfers

Light and Sound

Particles and Separation

Metals and Non-Metals

Acids and Alkalis

Earth and the Universe

Cells and Movement




Human Reproduction

Forces and Pressure


Heating and Cooling


Periodic Table and Elements

Chemical Reactions

Earth Climate

Breathing and Respiration


Evolution and Inheritance

In Year 9 students are taught the first

year of the 3 year GCSE curriculum.

KS3 Assessment

 Students are assessed at the end of every module. The module test is worth 40 marks and split into 4 sections; Developing, Emerging, Embedding, and Excelling. The questions become more challenging as they progress through the assessment. 


GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

GCSE Biology

GCSE Chemistry

GCSE Physics

List web links to useful documents – specification, past papers, revision sites etc.

Assessment structure – Exam/coursework and percentages plus how long the exams are and if there are tiers

Combined Science Trilogy

Six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each will assess different topics.

Duration: all the papers are 1 hour 15 minutes.

Tiers: Foundation and Higher.

Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 16.7% of the grade and has 70 marks.

Question types: multiple choice, structured, closed, short answer and open response.

Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Separate courses which comprise Triple science)

There are two papers for each Science course: each paper will assess knowledge and understanding from different topics. The questions will use clearer and simpler language, to assess students only on their scientific ability.

Duration: Each paper is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Tier: Foundation and Higher.

Weighting: the papers are equally weighted. Each is worth 50% of the grade and has 100 marks available.

Question types: multiple choice, structured

KS4 topics covered


  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology 


  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy changes
  6. The rate and extent of chemical change
  7. Organic chemistry
  8. Chemical analysis
  9. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  10. Using resources


  1. Forces
  2. Energy
  3. Waves
  4. Electricity
  5. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  6. Particle model of matter
  7. Atomic structure
  8. Space physics (Single Science course only)