We believe that science has something to offer every student. The excellent science teachers at JWA have the specialised subject knowledge necessary to deliver the National Curriculum in an engaging manner to all our students. We endeavour to teach lessons which nurture the natural curiosity of our students in safe and respectful environment.

Science Curriculum Intent

Subject Area:




Head of Subject:

Mrs Shillings 

Teaching staff:

Mrs Shillings

Mr White

Mrs Mead 

Mrs Bull

Mr McLaughlin

 Support staff:

Mrs Davy

Mr Atkin

Year 11 Course Title

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy 

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course Number

AQA – 8464

QAN code – 601/8758/X 

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Course details and Assessments

There are six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics. Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.

There are 21 required practicals embedded into course. There is no better way to learn about science than through purposeful practical activities as part of our day to day teaching.

For more details on the assessments and to download a copy of the AQA combined science: trilogy specification, please click here.

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Number of lessons per week:

Year 11 – 6

Year 10 – 4

KS3 (Years 7-9)Course Details:

In key stage 3, students are taught 3 science lessons per week to cover all the content of the National Curriculum.

For detailed information regarding the KS3 science National Curriculum please click here.

Science 5 Year Curriculum

Mr McLaughlin's Fun Science Facts 


All classes are expected to complete 1 x homework per week (with additional homework set in Year 11 when necessary.)

All of the students at JWA have access to an online resource called GCSEPod. Homework is often set via this valuable resource. More information about GCSEPodis available from Mrs Shillings. Click on the image below to visit GCSEPod.

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