Curriculum Subjects


See our Science Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS3, KS4 and KS5


KS3 | Science

Course Aims:

  • 加深对生物学学科中一系列科学概念的理解, chemistry and physics.
  • 开始看到这些学科领域之间的联系,并意识到一些支撑科学知识和理解的伟大思想.
  • 鼓励学生将科学解释与周围世界的现象联系起来,并开始使用建模和抽象概念来开发和评估解释.

Trips and visits:
Science museum; Whipsnade Zoo and the Natural History Museum

Co-curricular activities:

  • Science club – Students learn practical skills, carryout fun and interesting experiments and take part in competitions.
  • Race for the line (Rocket car club) – A National STEM competition

Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:

科学课程是专门设计来建立理解和技能,引导进入新的AQA科学GCSE和A水平. Careers that directly link to Science are numerous, some of these include: medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, teaching and engineering.

Recommended Reading:

Year 7 Course Content:

  • Introduction to science
  • Cells
  • Particles
  • Space
  • Movement
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Basic Electricity
  • Human reproduction
  • Separating mixtures
  • Waves – light
  • Plant reproduction
  • Photosynthesis
  • Waves – sound

Year 8 Course Content:

  • Respiration and breathing
  • Digestion
  • Ecosystems
  • Periodic table/elements
  • Chemical reactions
  • Earth
  • Forces
  • Forces and Motion
  • Energy
KS4 | Science

Examining Board: AQA

All students at Bentley Wood study science.  As a science specialist school, we enter all our students for at least Double Science, and the Science Department sets the highest expectations for all students. Based on prior achievement, aptitude and enthusiasm for science, students are allocated to one of two pathways below:

1) Triple Science AQA – Biology, Chemistry & Physics

2) Double Award AQA – Combined Science (Trilogy Route)

All students have 6 periods of Science allocated per week. Science is not an options subject.

Course Overview and Methods of Assessment

Separate Science – Separate GCSEs for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All 3 subjects incorporate scientific skills embedded within.

Trilogy – Comprises a combined approach to Biology, Physics and Chemistry. 本课程包含实用的部分,也包含科学技能.

Recommended Reading

  • On the Shoulders of Giants – Melvyn Bragg
  • The Big Bang – Simon Singh
  • The Edge of Time – Dan Hooper
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
  • Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
  • The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins


Further Study / Career Prospects

三重科学和综合科学在较高的入门级都在学术上很严格,因此为那些考虑学习更高水平的科学,包括a -level和更高水平的人提供了很好的准备.  Bentley Wood offers a comprehensive range of Science A-Levels Biology, Chemistry and Physics, all taught by experienced subject specialists.

BWHS entry requirements for science A-levels are 66 or above in science GCSE, a 6 in Maths GCSE and a 5 in English Language GCSE.

As well as the more obvious medical or research-based career options, 理工科毕业生在工业、金融和商业领域非常受欢迎,因为这些领域对他们的分析能力很有需求.


  • Royal Society lectures
  • Summer Science Exhibition
  • CERN visit to Geneva
  • GCSE Science Live

Revision Guides


KS5 | Biology

Is Biology the subject for you?

Yes, if you are a person who has an interest in the living world that surrounds you. Yes, 如果你想深入了解生物和系统的组织和工作. Yes, 如果你想要参与到高水平的实验和研究工作中并发展和发展对理论和科学方法之间联系的扩展理解.

The aims of this course are to encourage students to:

  • 培养对生物学的兴趣和热情,了解生物学不同领域之间的关系.
  • Appreciate the impact of Biological Science on society.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the scientific process and experimental work.

Course content

In Year 12 students study three units; Cells Exchange and Transport; Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health; Practical skills. In year 13 students study a further three units; Communication, Homeostasis and Energy; Control, Genomes and Environment; Practical Skills.

Methods of study

Students will learn to describe, 用生物学原理和概念解释现象和效果,清晰而有逻辑地提出论点和观点. 课程将以不同的风格,从实际和以学生为中心的调查,到示范和教师调查.

How will it be examined?

AS资格不计入A Level的最终成绩,本身是一个单独的资格(线性).

Career opportunities

Most universities offer biology as a single or joint honours degree. 生物学与其他科学学科结合得很好,通常为医学职业生涯提供了背景知识, nursing, veterinary science, environmental science, physiotherapy, food science and teaching.

KS5 | Chemistry

Is Chemistry the subject for you?

学习化学可以让你对定义大发在线客户端日常世界的过程有一个独特的见解. 作为一名化学家,你将发展的技能是高度可转移的,使你能够在许多不同的领域继续你的学术轨迹. 你将运用和发展批判性和创造性思维的能力,并通过各种各样的实践实验来展示你的化学知识.

Course content

本课程允许您在课堂上通过无缝整合这些课程主题来发展无数的技能. These can be in the form of practical work as well as presentational skills. 学习是有顺序的,可以让你积累知识,并在一个话题一个话题的学习过程中掌握自己的知识. The innovative nature of Chemistry means that this field is constantly evolving, and our students are encouraged to complement their learning with wider, up-to-date research in order to expand their contextual appreciation of the subject.

Methods of study

Chemistry lessons are varied however, we aim to incorporate as many practical experiences as part of our lessons as possible. 这是为了使学生能够理解理论化学工作和实验研究之间的联系. 这对于那些在高等教育中继续学习科学知识的人来说尤为重要. 在整个学习过程中,你会定期收到班主任的反馈,也会通过同行评估来评估你的学习, group work, class discussions, presentations, experimentation and research.

How will it be examined?

Our exam board is AQA and our students complete the Linear Chemistry qualification; the AS qualification will not count towards the final grade of an A Level. However, 在整个课程中,有机会定期检查你的学习情况,让你反思自己的学习现状,以及如何取得进步.

Career opportunities

化学方面的资格证书需求量很大,它会让你在任何你继续学习的领域脱颖而出. Many courses such as medicine, 工程和牙科要求化学A级作为课程的先决条件. What careers could you consider in the future with chemistry? Analytical Chemistry, Banking, Atmospheric Chemistry, Engineering, Forensic Science, Marine Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Accounting, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Patent Attorney – these are just a few! 许多雇主非常看重化学A-level课程培养出来的分析和创造性解决问题的能力.

KS5 | Physics

Is Physics the subject for you?

If you are the sort of person who likes to ask questions about the world around you, 对事物的运行方式感兴趣,对世界和宇宙有好奇心,那么物理学肯定适合你. Physics is about making observations and explaining why events and strange phenomena. You will enjoy solving problems in a variety of areas, working in a team and having a shared purpose with others.

Course content

The course not only includes the study of the laws, theories and models of Physics but also the application of these to the modern world. From waves to radioactivity, mechanics to electricity and many things beyond.

Methods of study

Physics lessons are varied and include peer teaching, peer assessment, group work, class discussions (you will be expected to talk), presentations, experimentation, research and watching DVDs of experiments. 对物理学某些方面的理解是通过应用数学来实现的.

How will it be examined?

AS资格不计入A Level的最终成绩,本身是一个单独的资格(线性).

Career opportunities

Physics A-level helps to develop strong numerical, analytical and logical skills, and there is a perception that physicists are very able students.

显然,物理A-level是许多大学课程和职业生涯的重要资格证书. 明显的例子是任何形式的工程和许多技术和“高科技”的课程和职业.

More broadly, employers in general value the skills developed in Physics A-level very highly, and Physics can open many employment doors in business and banking, for example.Furthermore, 目前物理学家严重短缺,女性物理学家更严重短缺, and young people with physics backgrounds are very much in demand. 这意味着大学特别渴望收到a级物理学家的申请. 在许多学校不提供a -level物理课程的时候,选择物理课程的女生仍然相对较少, those that do place themselves at a significant advantage.