Science

About Us

The staff within the Science department at Carlton, are passionate about making Science education accessible and exciting to all of our students and their families.

The Science department at Carlton has 6 teachers and 2 technicians. The department is based over 2 floors and spread across 6 modern and fully resourced teaching laboratories. The department provides the students with an after school Science Club each Thursday. We also hold a fantastic Space Day each year, where students can find out more about Space and the Universe.

All lessons in the department contain elements of enquiry which fuels the idea that learning is easier when you have experienced something rather than just reading about it. Our students are asked to challenge their own viewpoints on a number of controversial and current issues including Stem Cell research, the Human Impact on the Earth’s Climate, and the use of Renewable Energies.

Key Stage 3

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is broad and enriching and covers important topics in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

• The Biology units include: Muscles and Movement, Adaption, Energy from Food, Photosynthesis, Human Impact on Climate, and the DNA model.

• The Chemistry units include: Changing State, Combustion, Everyday Chemistry, Metals and Non-Metals, Atoms, and the Periodic Table.

• The Physics units include: Electricity, Forces, Hydraulic Machines, Galaxies and the Universe, Sound, and Heat Transfer.

Key Stage 4

Leading on from Key Stage 3, we have a fulfilling Key Stage 4 which is split into: Core, Additional and Triple, with all of the subject areas being assessed using AQA.

• The Biology units include: Pathogens and Disease, Genetics, the Carbon Cycle, Evolution, Stem Cells, and Enzymes.

• The Chemistry units include: Nano Materials and Polymers, Electron Shells, Catalysts, Alloys, Bonding, and Electrolysis.

• The Physics units include: Waves, the Big Bang Theory, Renewable Energy, Radiation, Momentum, and the Half-Life of Radioactive substances.