At John Fisher we follow the OCR specifications for A-level Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Students are taught by specialist teachers and have six lessons per fortnight in year 12, five in year 13.
As a department, we value practical work highly and all students will take part in required practical work (PAGs) to achieve their practical endorsement certificate. This is a requirement of many Universities and all top Universities to get onto a Science degree course.
Students are kept informed of lectures at university and outreach course via our information noticeboard in the main Science block and via twitter: @johnfisherSTEM.
As a department, we organise trips to the new A-level Live! Lectures in each discipline. Details are distributed during term 1.
A-level Chemistry students also get the opportunity of attending an A-level master class at Queen Mary’s University London in the summer of year 12 or the first term of year 13.
Biology A-level Content:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Biology
Module 2 – Foundations in Biology
Module 3 – Exchange and transport
Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
Chemistry A-level Content:
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Chemistry
Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry
Module 3 – Periodic table and energy
Module 4 – Core organic Chemistry
Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and transition elements
Module 6 – Organic Chemistry and analysis
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Physics
Module 2 – Foundations of Physics
Module 3 – Forces and motion
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
Module 5 – Newtonian world and astroPhysics
Module 6 – Particles and medical Physics