Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Science

Head of Department: Mr. G. Price
Email address: gprice@gilbertinglefield.org


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination 
encircles the world.” - Albert Einstein

Gilbert Inglefield Academy is proud to offer students enhanced facilities and resources including a staff of specialist science teachers and technicians with three modernised laboratories. We aim to stimulate students' interest in science with a mix of practical experiences, theoretical teaching, experimentation and discussion in lessons. Students are given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate science based issues, and learn how scientific ideas contribute to technological change and develop scientific ideas. We run regular visits to the Science Museum and the Milton Keynes Science Festival. 

Key Stage 2 

In years 5-6 students receive four lessons in Science per fortnight in the science laboratories. The subject encompasses a variety of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics including.

  • Introduction to working scientifically
  • Forces
  • Light
  • Evolution
  • Ecology and habitats
  • The Human body
  • Chemistry
  • Electricity

 Key Stage 3

In years 7 - 8 students receive 6 lessons in Science per fortnight. The subject encompasses a variety of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics including:

  • The solar system
  • Force, magnetism and motion
  • Acids, alkalis and salts
  • Simple chemical reactions
  • Light and sound
  • Elements and compounds
  • Food and digestion
  • Ecology
  • Human body and cells
  • Respiration
  • Micro-organisms and disease
  • Energy and fuel
  • Inheritance and selection
  • Fit & healthy
  • Gravity and space
  • Energy and electricity
  • Chemistry and the environment

  Science department curriculum overview


Useful Links

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