Welcome to Science

Science at Newark Academy strives to develop its young people to be the scientists of the future. Science raises new questions and evokes new possibilities in the development of research and technology whether this be in Health, Engineering or Technology. The scope for further learning in the scientific field is vast, we believe that the Science experienced by our students at Newark Academy provides the foundation for this advancement.

Students will develop their understanding of Science throughout the Key stage through a variety of modules covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These lessons will be driven by Learning challenges and incorporate the practical skills that the students need to be successful at KS4 and beyond. The practical skills will be delivered in a range of Scientific contexts from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In Year 9 students will start to follow the new 9-1 GCSE Science Curriculum. In order to develop their practical skills the students will complete a range of Core Practicals which will be examined at the end of Year 11.

The practical skills will be delivered in a range of Scientific contexts from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The topics of study include:

  • Heart and blood
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Types of Bonding
  • Nuclear Physics
  • National and Global Energy resources


Biology A-level will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Being such a broad topic, you’re bound to find a specific area of interest, plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers. Biology is fundamentally an experimental subject and this course provides numerous opportunities to use practical experiences to link theory to reality and equip you with the essential practical skills you need. A – Level Biology will lead on well to further education courses such as Biology, Midwifery, Sports Science or Medicine.


A-Level Chemistry will give you an exciting insight into the contemporary world of chemistry. It covers a range of different contexts, conveying the excitement of contemporary chemistry. This combination of academic challenge, relevant context and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A-Level Chemistry highly appealing.
You will learn about chemistry in a range of different contexts and the impact it has on industry and many aspects of everyday life. You will learn to investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts.


Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that lead to technologies which change our lives – from healing joints, to curing cancer, to developing sustainable energy solutions.

Science ‘Drop in’ sessions Monday – Thursday after school
CSI meets Newark Academy - Science club for Y7 student at lunchtime

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