Discovery

Biology

  • Cells
  • Skeleton
  • Diffusion
  • Healthy Eating
  • Pathogen Spread
  • Interdependence
  • Bioaccumulation
  • DNA and Reproduction
  • Variation and extinction
  • Senses and the Nervous System
  • Specialised cells
  • Joints and muscles
  • Digestion
  • The Lungs and Heart
  • Pathogen Spread
  • Antibiotics and drug trials
  • Vaccinations
  • The Carbon and Water Cycle
  • Variation and Natural Selection
  • Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells
  • Diffusion
  • Digestion and Enzymes
  • The Heart and Respiratory System
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Antibiotics and Defence
  • Adaptations
  • DNA and Meiosis
  • Reproduction
  • Homeostasis and The Nervous System
  • Cells and Microscopy
  • Chromosomes and mitosis
  • Stem cells
  • Food Tests and Health
  • Digestion
  • The Heart
  • Plant Organs and Tissues
  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Communities and food chains
  • Biodiversity and Sampling
  • The Brain, Eye and Nervous System
  • Cells and Cell Division
  • Cell Transport
  • The Heart and CHD
  • Communicable Diseases and Monoclonal Antibodies.
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Photosynthesis Rate
  • Metabolism
  • Endocrine System
  • Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
  • Ecology and Waste Management

Chemistry

  • Atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures
  • The periodic table
  • The particle model
  • Changes of state
  • Materials and their uses
  • Exploring chemical reactions
  • Rates of reaction
  • Pure substances
  • Separation techniques
  • Using Earth’s resources
  • Structure of the atom
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy change in chemical reactions
  • The reactivity series and extraction of metals
  • Factors affecting rates of reaction
  • Using reactions in industry
  • Forensic science
  • The rock cycle
  • Changes to the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Human impact on the environment
  • Size and mass of atoms
  • Atomic structure and sub atomic particles
  • Conservation of mass in chemical reactions
  • Mixtures
  • The pH scale and neutralisation
  • Collision theory and rates of reaction
  • Endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Pure substances and formulations
  • Evolution of the atmosphere
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Development of the atomic model
  • Development of the periodic table
  • Chemical bonding
  • Reactions involving acids
  • Reaction profiles
  • Reversible reactions
  • Chemical analysis
  • The chemistry of oil
  • The Earth and Atmosphere
  • Global climate change
  • Groups of the periodic table and periodicity
  • Properties of materials linked to structure and bonding
  • Carbon and its allotropes
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Electrolysis
  • Equilibrium
  • Organic chemistry
  • Human activity and the environment
  • Water treatment
  • The Haber Process and NPK Fertilisers

Physics

  • Energy resources
  • Heating and cooling
  • Calculating power
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Speed
  • Sound waves
  • The eye
  • Magnetism
  • Stars and the solar system
  • Conservation of energy
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Brownian motion
  • Density
  • Electrical resistance
  • Moments
  • Refraction
  • Hooke’s law
  • Non-contact forces
  • The motor effect
  • Energy Stores, Systems and Transfers
  • Density
  • Atomic Structure
  • Nuclear Radiation
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Main electricity
  • Scalar and Vector Quantities
  • Contact and Non-Contact Forces
  • Speed
  • Magnetism
  • Internal energy
  • Pressure in gases
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Nuclear radiation
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Mains electricity
  • Static and electric field
  • Forces and moments
  • Speed and Velocity
  • Waves
  • Space

(Italics indicate Separate Award only)

  • Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • Power
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Momentum
  • Electric motors
  • The generator effect
  • Transformers
  • Lenses
  • Black body radiation and Red Shift

(Italics indicate Separate Award only) 

BTEC Technical Award in Health and Social Care

  • Life events
  • Life circumstances
  • Impact of life events and circumstances, and how people adapt to these
  • Formal and informal support available to manage life events
  • Life stages and growth
  • Physical growth and development
  • Factors that impact physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the life stages
  • Social and health care service, including primary, secondary and tertiary care
  • Barriers to accessing care
  • The importance of health and social care
  • Factors affecting health and well being
  • Interpreting health indicators
  • Physiological indicators of health and well being
  • Person centred health and social care
  • Health and well-being improvement plans
  • Obstacles to implementing health and well-being improvement plans
  • Demonstrating care values
  • Reviewing application of care values
  • Promoting independence

GCSE Psychology

  • Research Design
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Crowd Behaviour
  • Child Brain Development
  • Theories of Learning
  • Theories of Language Development
  • Animal Communication
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Theories of Memory
  • Accuracy of Memory
  • Theories of Perception
  • Sensation
  • Factors impacting Perception
  • Structure & Function of the Brain
  • Structure of the Nervous System
  • Brain Imaging Techniques
  • Depression
  • Addiction

Please contact Mrs Sarra Peek for more information on the Discovery curriculum.