Science

The Science department at Longfield are committed to creating scientifically literate pupils, who contribute to and understand the changing nature of Science in the 21st Century.

Throughout their time studying Science at Longfield, pupils will complete topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics; gaining a great breadth and depth of knowledge in each discipline. Whilst developing scientific knowledge, pupils will also advance their understanding of scientific enquiry through practical work. Science lessons also contribute to the pupil’s transferable skill development; particularly in literacy and numeracy.

The department is committed to providing pupils with extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities. In recent years the Science department has organised visits to the Centre for Life, Kielder Observatory, Alton Towers and Durham University to name but a few. The Science department is also involved in the Science ambassador’s programme and are primary science partners with several local primary schools. Our pupils regularly win awards from Durham University as part of their Physicist of the Year celebrations.

Knowledge Sequence Overview

Click on the topic links below to find out what knowledge you will learn

Year 7 (Combined Science)

Year 8 (Combined Science)

Year 9 (Combined Science)

Year 10 (Combined Science)

Year 11 (Combined Science)

Year 10 Biology (Triple Science)

Year 10 Chemistry (Triple Science)

Year 10 Physics (Triple Science)

Half Term 1
Half Term 1.2

Half Term 2

Half Term 2.2
Half Term 3

Half Term 3.2

Year 11 Biology (Triple Science)

Half Term 1
Half Term1.2
Half Term 2
Half Term 2.2
Half Term 3
Half Term 3.2


Year 11 Chemistry (Triple Science)

Year 11 Physics (Triple Science)

Half Term 1
Half Term 1.2
Half Term 2
Half Term 2.2
Half Term 3
Half Term 3.2