The journey into the world of science begins at the door. In Key Stage 3, our students will develop skills inherent in successful academics and learn to apply them to real life situations. In addition to engaging, interactive lessons, pupils will have access to learning through exciting lunchtime clubs, school trips and entry into national competition.
A list of Science day’s out can be found – HERE
In Key Stage 4, Immanuel students have the opportunity to follow a scientific pathway that suits them. Options include the traditional dual award G.C.S.E., separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) Applied science, or the BTec National Diploma. Some of our gifted students also achieve success through the CREST award, a programme that encourages independent investigation and experimentation.
After a successful and enjoyable time, a significant number of our students choose to pursue the Biology, Chemistry and Physics to A-level, with an additional option of the broader Level 3 Applied Science Btec. At this level, we again provide our best and brightest with the opportunity to shine through a progression to level 4 programme that helps our pupils make the next step to university.
7A Tissues and transplants
Discover cells, the building blocks of all living things. Explain how they work together as tissues, organs and systems.
7E Acids and alkalis
Identify everyday acids and alkalis and describe how our understanding of these chemicals is applied.
7I Energy and sustainable living
How do we release energy from fuels and what is next, as fossil fuels run out.
7K Forces and their effects
Explain why you are heavier on Earth than on the moon and why a steel ship floats, but a steel block sinks.
7B Sex and science
Describe the journey from gamete to baby and evaluate the pros and cons of IVF.
7F Bubbles, bangs and burning
Describe examples of explosive chemical reactions and explain the processes involved.
7G What a waste
Explain the properties of solids, liquids and gases and link the science of drinking through a straw to operations at a land fill site.
7J Electrical circuits
Explore the abstract world of electricity and explain the benefits of parallel circuits.
7C Ecology matters
Investigate the adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to survive extreme conditions.
Describe how organisms are named and explain the need for classification.
7H Materials from the Earth
Describe how the structure of rocks change over time and explain the information that can be gained from studying fossils.
7L The Solar System and beyond
Explain the differences between day and night, summer and winter and why stars appear to move across the sky.
8A Food glorious food
Analyse the impact of diet on health and how our body absorbs the nutrients it needs.
8B Going for gold
Describe how our body is adapted for providing cells with the oxygen to release energy during respiration.
8F Materials and recycling
Identify the properties of elements and compounds, linking them to real life applications.
8G All that glitters
Explain why pure gold may not be as useful as you think and explain the benefits of metal alloys.
8C Doctors and disease
Explain the benefits and the dangers of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
8E In the drink
Describe how solutions can be separated and the applications of this science
8H Explaining the Earth
Describe the structure of the Earth and the evidence that has supported our understanding.
8J On the move
Link scientific principles such as aerodynamics, pressure and electromagnets to transport.
8D The way of the dodo
Explain the effect of environmental changes on populations and communities
8I Heat transfer
Link our understanding of convection, conduction and radiation to product design.
8K Light fantastic
Apply our understanding of how light moves to periscopes, lenses and rainbows.
8I Sound and hearing
Describe the way in which sound travels and applications of ultrasound.
9A Science and fiction
Explain the genetic causes of variation and evaluate the benefits of genetic modification.
9B A model career
Evaluate the effects of exercise and drugs on the body.
9E Building for the future
Link the properties of rocks and alloys to construction
9F Sculpture park
Describe the chemistry behind the corrosion of metals and explain ways we can prevent it.
9I Buying energy
Evaluate the different ways in which we can reduce energy losses.
9J Gravity and space
Explain how gravity determines the movement of the planets and describe the evidence used to support our understanding.
9C On the farm
Link our understanding of photosynthesis and plant structure to large scale food production.
Explain how forensic scientists entomology, botany and psychology at work.
9G Cleaning up
Explain the causes and effect of acid rain and global warming
9H Flying materials
Describe the properties of materials and the chemical reactions involved in aircraft design.
9K Record breakers
Use an understanding of the forces that affect speed to explain why a falling object reaches a terminal velocity.
9L Dam it
Link an understanding of pressure to industrial applications