” The Science Department at Perry Beeches aims to provide every student with the knowledge and skills for real life opportunities”

We will achieve this through the following core values:

  • To foster curiosity and scientific enquiry
  • To provide an inclusive educational experience for all students
  • To build our student’s confidence and independent learning skills to allow them to move forward and succeed.


Mrs J Pemberton – Head of Science Faculty (Chemistry)
Miss K Morgan – Head of KS3 (Physics)
Mr A Khan – Head of KS4 (Physics)
Mr I Bailey – Subject Knowledge Co-ordinator (Biology)
Mrs A Koasha – G&T Co-ordinator (Chemistry)
Mr P Harchowal – Assistant Head (Biology)
Miss A Braich – Deputy Head of Year 10 (Chemistry)
Miss S Shortt – Science Teacher (Biology)
Dr S Williams – Science Teacher(Chemistry)
Mr C Levy – Science Teacher (Biology)
Miss J Stephenson – Science Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Russell – Senior Science Technician
Miss A Green (Biology)
Mrs S Sidhu (Biology)


Key Stage 3 Science

At Key Stage 3 students follow the 2014 National Curriculum supported by the Smart Science Scheme of Work. In year 7 and 8 students have nine hours of science lessons over the two week timetable.
In Science lessons students explore current scientific events as well as planning, executing and evaluating a number of investigations. The relevance of Science at a global, national, local and personal level can inspire students to develop enquiring minds and become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
The investigative and practical nature of the subject provides opportunities for students to explore and learn through various approaches. Science encourages students to think creatively and be resourceful through processing information, reasoning, questioning and evaluating, in order to solve a range of scientific problems.
Students will study:

Year 7

  • Living Systems and The Particulate Nature of Matter
  • Forces and Motion and Diet and Health
  • Atoms, elements and compounds and Leavers, moments and pressure
  • Genetics and Evolution and
  • Reactions
  • Electricity and electromagnetism
  • How Science Works/Practical Project

Year 8

  • Photosynthesis, respiration and circulation and Acids and Alkalis
  • Energy and Reproduction and Growth
  • Materials and Everyday Chemistry and Waves
  • Ecosystems and The Earth and Atmosphere
  • Space

Key Stage 4

GCSE Single Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics) (AQA)

GCSE Combined double award (AQA)

In KS4 students either study Triple Science and complete a GCSE in Biology, a GCSE in Chemistry and a GCSE in Physics or they complete a combined double award course and are awarded two GCSEs in Science. All courses follow the AQA specifications and are taught by specialists.

Within this programme of study, students overall grade will be comprised of the following:

Single Sciences

Biology (4401) – B1, B2, B3 and Controlled Assessment (25% each unit)
Chemistry (4402) – C1, C2, C3 and Controlled Assessment (25% each unit)
Physics (4403) – P1, P2, P3 and Controlled Assessment (25% each unit)

Combined double award

Science A (4405) – B1, C1, P1 and Controlled Assessment (25% each unit)

Additional Science (4408) – B2, C2, P2 and Controlled Assessment (25% each unit)

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