Science is the study of the world around us, how it functions and how it might change in the future. It's a lot more than a collection of facts and figures; it is a process for learning about the natural world, the study of elements of the Earth and beyond into the observable universe.

We can all have ideas about how the world might work or why something might happen, but science allows us to make predictions, design experiments and test those ideas. From the motion of particles too tiny to see to the life and death of giant stars in distant galaxies, the science department's goal is to start you on a pathway of discovery about the universe that will last a lifetime.  

The achievement of your science qualifications at GCSE, whether that be following the Combined Science Award or the three individual sciences of biology, chemistry and physics, will open doors for you throughout your life. As a student of science, we will not only increase your knowledge and curiosity of science... we will make you into a scientist!   

Curriculum information







  • Working scientifically
  • Energy and fuels
  • Cells and organisation 1
  • Matter


  • Pure and impure substances 1
  • Describing forces and motion 1
  • Reproduction 
  • Space physics 
  • Sound waves
  • Relationships in an ecosystem 1
  • Atoms and periodic table 1
  • Current and static electricity 1



  • Energy changes and systems 1
  • Cellular respiration 1
  • Human organs systems and health
  • Atoms and periodic table 2
  • Forces and pressure
  • Photosynthesis 1
  • Energy and reactions
  • Light waves


  • Genetics and evolution
  • Earth and atmosphere 1
  • Magnetism 1



  • Cells and organisation 2a
  • Pure and impure substances 2
  • Energy changes and systems 2
  • Cells and organisation 2b
  • Describing forces and motion 2
  • Atoms and the periodic table 2
  • Photosynthesis 2
  • Chemical reactions 2
  • Current and static electricity 2
  • Earth and atmosphere 2
  • Cellular respiration 2
  • Magnetism 2
  • Chemical reactions 3
  • Waves
  • Relationships in an ecosystem 2



  • Infection and response
  • Rate
  • Atomic structure
  • Ecology
  • Chemical analysis
  • Forces
  • Inheritance and evolution
  • Structure and bonding
  • Waves
  • Hormones and response
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Space
  • Chemical changes
  • Electrolysis
  • Organic chemistry



  • Using the Earth’s resources
  • Waves
  • Ecology
  • Mock paper 2 
  • Tailored paper 1 and 2 Flashbacks
  • Mock paper 1
  • Tailored revision in preparation for GCSE examination


I love exploring the practical aspect of science at Easington Academy, from Bunsen burners in chemistry to fieldwork in biology - there is something for everyone!
Year 11 student
The practical work we do shows us how things work, and help us to understand the world around us.
Year 8 student