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Science at Winton Community Academy is an exciting and innovative subject whose ethos is to develop learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be ambitious, creative and able to question the world around them. 

Within the science department the learners will learn practical skills, independent research skills and develop a scientific way of thinking which will be skills they will need to use in the modern world.

This is achieved by:

  • Practical Investigations
  • Using scientific ideas and models too explain phenomena 

  • Providing a safe learning environment

  • Using the process of scientific enquiry 

  • Encouraging discussions and team work 

Key Stage 3 

Students will follow the KS3 program during Year 7 and Year 8, which will prepare and build the foundations required to be succsesful in KS4 .

The Programme of Study is: 

Year 7 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Cells and body systems

Chemical Reactions

Acids and Alkalis

Atoms and elements






The Eco System



Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Health and Human biolgy



Separation Techniques

Earth and the cycle


Energy and Energy transfere

Ecosystems and Adaptations



Inheritance and DNA


Key Stage 4

From year 9 students will build on the knowledge and skills they have already learnt and will study the AQA combined science course (Trilogy).  This course is designed with a modern world in mind and allows students of all abilities and aspirations to gain a good understanding in a relevant, interesting and practical way.

The GCSE is a double award however there is a triple award available for the learners with an aptitude and passion for science.

The course consists of:




Cell Biology

Atomic structure and the periodic table



Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter


Infection and Response

Quantitative chemistry

Particle model of matter


Chemical changes

Atomic structure

Homeostasis and response

Energy changes

Atomic structure

Inheritance, variation and evolution

he rate and extent of chemical change



Organic chemistry

Magnetism and electromagnetism


Chemical analysis



Chemistry of the atmosphere



Using resources



There are six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics.  Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas above.  The papers are tiered to make the course accessible to all abilities.

Extra Curricular Sciens 

The department offer a range of extracurricular activities.  This includes:

  • Homework/revision clubs for all year groups to allow students to gain better understanding in the topics they are learning.
  • Year 11 revision to help students prepare for the GCSE exams. 
  • Science Spectacular which has been introduced to demonstrate and bring an excitement and "awe" element into the subject.  These have proven to be both fun, practical and relevant to the subject of science.