Springwest academy 5


"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie


Science IS...

Science is the study of the natural world as well as the behaviour and interaction of natural things. Through understanding the scientific method students learn how to observe, question and investigate the world around them. We create curious students who love learning, through an onus on discovery in lessons and therefore our students relish in partaking in a quest for knowledge. 

Science allows our students to form educated opinions based on scientific theories which allows them to both question and explain their experience of the world. This empowers our students to make informed decisions about their bodies as science allows students to piece together and begin to understand the world, how it has changed and how it continues to change, as well as the role humans play.



Key Stage


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



What is my body made of and why is it different to other organisms?

How do I use different forms of energy every day?

How can we use practical investigations to compare physical and chemical properties?

How are organisms organised to allow them to carry out basic life functions?

Why do solids, liquids and gases behave differently and how can we use this knowledge to separate mixtures?

What exists beyond Earth and is there energy in space?


How does my body absorb and use the raw materials that I need to stay alive?

How is energy transferred from one form into another?

How can the Periodic table be used by Scientists?

How are organisms arranged in an ecosystem and how do their adaptations allow them to survive?

What effects can forces have on objects?

How can we lead a more sustainable lifestyle?


Why is it important for cells to have specialised roles?

What happens during a chemical reaction and why do some elements react differently to each other?

How can we use our knowledge of energy to compare energy resources, make predictions about energy consumption and measure energy efficiency?

How do particles move and how do animals and plants use this for transport?

How do energy changes occur within a system?

How has the Earth’s atmosphere evolved over time and what effect has this had on the Earth’s ecosystems?



Chemical bonds Radiation

Organisation of living organisms

Organic chemistry


Photosynthesis and Respiration

Chemical changes




Infection and response


Revision time


Inheritance, evolution and variation

Feedback and revision - in response to year 10 assessments

Rates of reaction

Quantitative chemistry



Using resources

Revision time  


Revision time





GCSE Exam: AQA Combined Science 


News Hub

Latest News & Tweets