Mike Edmonds

Head of Science Faculty – Mike Edmonds(medmonds@englishcollege.ac.ae)

Second in Science : Peter Haagensen

Second in Science : Jena Kalia

As one of the core subjects all students at the English College study Science at KS3 and KS4. The Science curriculum encourages students to be inspired, motivated and challenged by following a broad, coherent, practical, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It provides insight into, and experience of how Science works, stimulating students’ curiosity and encouraging them to engage with Science in their everyday lives and to make informed choices about further study and career choices.

We offer a 2 year KS3 course in which students acquire a solid foundation in the basic concepts of all three Sciences. In addition to the theoretical components the course incorporates a substantial practical component allowing the students to develop their laboratory and data analysis skills. The topics covered are presented below using the Chapter codes used in the provided textbook.

Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 7 7A and 7C 7F, 7F and 7I 7G and 7J 7C and 7K 7D, 7H and 7L 7D, 7H and 7L
Year 8 8B and 8E 8C, 8F and 8I 8G and 8J 8D and 8K 9A, 9E and 9J 9A, 9E and 9J

Key Stage 4 (include specification and current certification grading & qualification code – Ofqual)

KS4 is taught over 3 years and there are 3 options available at the English College.

Triple Award Science:                 Separate Biology, Separate Chemistry, Separate Physics

Double Award Science:               Separate Biology/Chemistry or Chemistry/Physics

Combined Science:                     All three Sciences, but compressed into a 2 GCSE option

All courses will start with identical content in Year 9 and by the end of Year 10 will separate into their separate strands. By offering these courses we hope to provide the best possible route for a career in Science, while still supporting students who have other aims. Taking all 3 Separate Sciences will award the student with 3 GCSE grades, while the other 2 courses will obtain 2 GCSE grades.

Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 9 9B and 9F 9E, 9I and 9J GCSE: CB1, CP1 CB2, CC1 and CC2 CC3,CP2 CB3, CP3
Year 10 Bio SB2 SB3 SB4 SB5 SB6 Consolidation/ Examinations


Year 10 Chem SC3,4 and 5 SC6,7, and 8 SC9 and 10 SC11 and 12 SC13-15
Year 10 Phy SP2 SP4 SP5 SP6 SP7
Combined Science CB3

CC5 and 6


CC6 and 7




CP5 and 6



Year 11 Bio B2-1 B2-2 B2-2 B2-3 B2-3
Year 11 Chem C2-2 C2-3 C2-4 C2-5 C2-6
Year 11 Phy P2-2 P2-3 P2-4 P2-5 P2-6

Key Stage 5 Overview(include specification and current certification grading & qualification code – Ofqual)

We offer A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and in each course the students will complete either 2 years of study and receive an A level qualification or 1 year and receive an AS qualification. For the AS, students will complete 2 exam papers at the end of the course, while the A level students will write 3 exam papers. In both cases the papers will examine both content and practical skills

Physics Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Motion

Current and Potential Difference

Momentum and Forces

Resistance, Resistivity, emf

Forces and Energy

Fluids and Materials




Maths and Skills practice

Consolidation/ Examinations
Year 13 Momentum

Nuclear Physics

Electric Fields

Motion in a Circle

Particle Physics



Nuclear Decay

Magnetic Fields



Heat Capacity

Change of States


Gas Laws

Biology Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Lifestyle and health Voice of the Genome Genes and health Biodiversity and natural resources Biodiversity and natural resources Consolidation/ Examinations
Year 13 On the wild side


Infection, immunity and forensics


Infection, immunity and forensics Run for your life Grey matter
Chemistry Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Formulas and Equations

Atomic Structure


Organic Chemistry



Organic Chemistry






Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Consolidation/ Examinations
Year 13 Kinetics

Lattice Energy


Carbonyl Compounds



Carboxylic Acids



Amino Acids

Transition Metals


Organic Synthesis


Transition  Metals

Analytical Chemistry


GCSE Results

Additional Science

GCSE Results



GCE Results


GCE Results


GCE Results

KS3 : 1 hour per week

KS4 : 3x 30min per week

KS5: 2 hours of homework and self-study per week