Y12 Science Trip – Water Park Adventure Centre

Science Trip
On Friday 2nd December Y12 Science students and Science staff went on an A level consolidation and team building weekend to Water Park Adventure Centre in the Lake District.

On Friday evening students took part in study skills sessions and later in the evening played pass the parcel (thanks Mrs Murray).

On Saturday, students went ghyll scrambling and took part in A level Science booster sessions. Saturday evening was spent videoing the SMCA Sixth Mannequin Challenge; keep your eyes on the website for further details.

Sunday morning was spent climbing, canoeing and kayaking. Both staff and students had a fabulous time and we look forward to taking next year’s Y12 Scientists.

For more details about A level Science please contact Miss Jones.  You can see more photos from the trip in the gallery.

Year 10 Summer Work - Science

You have just completed a series of mock science exams. You now need to reflect on the marks you have received and spend some time over the summer consolidating key ideas as well as identifying areas you need further support with.

In lessons running up to the end of term you have been completing a question by question analysis of all the science exams that you have sat. At the same time your staff will have been providing you with focussed re-teaching of key ideas and concepts identified as areas of weakness for the class.

You now need to complete this work over summer by identifying at least 2 key areas per subject that you have struggled with and produce evidence of the work you have done to improve in these areas. This needs to be completed and handed into your teacher at the start of next term.

To do this you need to complete your summer work book by

  1. Completing the question by question analysis for each paper you have sat
  2. Identifying the areas have struggled to answer in the papers and picked out the 2 key areas you need to reflect on
  3. Completing the ‘memory image learning tool’ for each subject to produce review notes and self-test questions – plus assess the progress you have made.

If you have lost, or need to re-do the summer workbook, you can print out another copy by following the link for the papers you sat. If you are not sure which workbook you need – find your class in the table and check the exam papers you sat to select the correct one to download.

Class

Link to summer booklet

10GL1

Triple Science Higher Tier Summer Work Book

10GL2

Triple Science Higher Tier Summer Work Book

10GL3

Triple Science Higher Tier Summer Work Book
Triple Science Foundation Tier Summer Work Book
10GL3 Triple Science Physics Foundation Tier Chemistry Higher Tier Summer Work Book
10GL3 Triple Science Physics Higher Tier Chemistry Foundation Tier Summer Work Book

10F1

Triple Science Foundation Tier Summer Work Book
Triple Science Higher Tier Summer Work Book

10F2

Triple Science Foundation Tier Summer Work Book

10GL4

General Pathway Higher Tier Summer Work Book

10GL5

General Pathway Higher Tier Summer Work Book
General Pathway Foundation Tier Summer Work Book

10GL6

General Pathway Higher Tier Summer Work Book

10GL7

General Pathway Foundation Tier Summer Work Book
General Pathway Higher Tier Summer Work Book

If you need any help with this you can email Dr Leaver over summer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Have a great summer break and come back refreshed ready for the challenge of science in year 11!  

 

Sixth Form Science - Quiz Night

Science Quiz
On Wednesday 4th May scientists from the Sixth Form, Year 11  and staff took part in the Sixth Form Science quiz night. The evening was organised, written and catered for by A-level Physicists and Applied Scientists. A great time was had by all with the winning team, Quizzinga, scoring 37.5 points!

 

We look forward to the next sixth form quiz night which will be organised by A-level Chemists and Biologists.  

[email protected] - Science and PE Learning House

Life @ Lent
During Lent every Learning House raises money for charity and this year the Science and PE Learning House chose to support LIFE Charity once again. LIFE is a national charity with a care centre based in Blackpool, this care centre provides practical help for pregnant woman and new mothers. Last year we collected items to make up baby bags, this year we ran a hot dog sale and played bingo to raise funds for LIFE.

On Thursday 7th April, Mr Hetherington, a representative from LIFE Charity, visited the Science and PE Learning House assembly and collected the money raised.

In total we raised £594.07, half the money has gone to support LIFE Charity and the other half to support our partner schools in Ghana.