KS3 Science

    • Inquisitive and engaging science, with investigations and question-led lessons
    • Maths and literacy is developed and supported throughout the course
    • We use carefully designed and differentiated questions, which motivate every student to improve and progress
    • Reliable and effective assessment resources
    • Preparation for Key Stage 4, with development of QWC, working scientifically and problem-solving question skills


    Topics Covered

    Year 7:

    • Cells
    • Structure and Function of Body Systems
    • Reproduction
    • Particles & Their Behaviour
    • Elements, Atoms & Compounds
    • Reactions
    • Acids & Alkalis
    • Forces
    • Sound
    • Light
    • Space


    Year 8:

    • Health & Lifestyle
    • Ecosystem and Processes
    • Adaptation & Inheritance
    • The Periodic Table
    • Separation Techniques
    • Metals & Acids
    • The Earth
    • Electricity & Magnetism
    • Energy
    • Motion & Pressure


    KS4 Science

    CBEC students follow the Edexcel suite of GCSEs in science and will start their GCSEs during Year 9.  For the new GCSE course starting September 2016, the majority of years 9 and 10 will be expected to complete the Combined Science course which is the equivalent of two GCSEs. Some students will complete three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The old Edexcel GCSE course will be ongoing for year 11.

    The syllabus encourages students to develop their curiosity about the living, material and physical worlds and provide insight into and experience of how science works. It enables students to engage with science and to make informed decisions about further study in science and related subjects and career choices.

    More information regarding the new Edexcel GCSE syllabus can be found here (Hyperlink:

    More information regarding the old Edexcel GCSE syllabus can be found here (Hyperlink:


    Chemistry for All Project

    CBEC has been working with the University of Reading and the University of Southampton in a scheme to promote chemistry amongst pupils and encourage pupils to pursue chemistry post-GCSE. The scheme provides a series of after school sessions to engage budding chemists and apply skills they have developed in lesson to push them even further in a fun and stimulating environment. Alongside these sessions, we have had demonstration lectures and careers talks with some year groups to further promote chemistry, and its use in a number of different walks of life.

    If you would like to know more about the Chemistry for All project, please contact Mr Beattie.


    Staffing List 2016/17

    • Mr Chris Beattie – Head of Science -
    • Mr Alex Searby – Teacher of Science
    • Mr Josh Knatt – Teacher of Science
    • Miss Sam Miller – Teacher of Science and Director of Studies
    • Miss Sarah Conlon – Teacher of Science and Assistant Headteacher
    • Ms Louise Long – Teacher of Science and Assistant Headteacher
    • Mrs Kim Sewell – Teacher of Science and Assistant Headteacher
    • Mr Dan Turner – Teacher of PE, Science
    • Mr Matt Roberts – Head of PE and Teacher of Science
    • Mr Adam Tiley – Head of PE, Teacher of Science
    • Mrs Liz James – Senior Science Technician
    • Ms Kath McAteer – Science Technician