It has been a great start to the year in the Science Faculty, with students completing their Science Safety Inductions, Year 7’s have learnt about safety in the laboratory and many have already gained their Bunsen Burner licences.

Year 8 students have learnt about States of Matter and are moving onto chemical reactions. Whilst Year 9 students have been learning about the nervous system and brain. Year 9 Forensics classes are creating their own genetic bracelets (reflecting their individual gene expression) and Innovate Science are investigating effective seed bomb dispersal. 

Year 10 Biology class have been brushing up on microscopy and are moving on to cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Whilst Year 10 Chemistry students have been exploring the Periodic table and the elements. 

Unit 1 Chemistry have learnt about the properties of metals and are starting on ionic compounds. Whilst in Biology students are focussing on plasma membranes. In Physics students have been learning about thermal energy in preparation for their presentations. 

Unit 3 Physics are learning about motion and the Law of conservation of energy. The students in Unit 3 Biology have learnt about protein synthesis and are moving into DNA manipulation. In Chemistry they have looked at Carbon-based fuels, redox reactions and are starting to learn about galvanic cells. 

We are looking forward to great year! 


Melinda Lori Pui