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18/07/18

Tomorrow our Meridian Cup winners South House will be enjoying their reward trip to Thorpe Park! All students need to arrive by 8:15am and bring suncream! https://t.co/rXYmYCnFJe

18/07/18

2 nights of the most wonderful performances by the cast of students from Meridian High and Fairchilds Primary. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support our students and their amazing teachers!! Bravo Team!! https://t.co/aOdjPTkc2T

13/07/18

Retweeted From George Watson

Amazing day with sports day; now getting ready for the year 11 prom for this evening and deciding on my sessions for tomorrow.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

So proud of South House Winners of the Meridian Cup! https://t.co/GqaknWMmDh

13/07/18

And the WINNERS of the 2017/2018 Meridian Cup are SOUTH HOUSE!!! All south house students will be attending a reward trip to Thorpe Park on Thursday!!!! https://t.co/G68uQaKDe6

13/07/18

Sports day winners!!! WEST HOUSE!!!! https://t.co/AVGdhPFjB6

13/07/18

Anticipation!!! Who will win?? https://t.co/wHJcflDoWv

13/07/18

North vs South teacher tug of war! https://t.co/Fknw5vAPcX

13/07/18

East vs West teacher Tug of War! https://t.co/4ER0es79ee

13/07/18

Year 10 girls 100m!! What a win for east!!! https://t.co/Uj19XiigkS

13/07/18

Year 9 girls 100m https://t.co/qNbPqGA0XW

13/07/18

Year 9 boys 100m!!! https://t.co/auTelQIqpA

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! https://t.co/H9M2NrQN5N

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! Close call!! https://t.co/7o8qSdbOsM

13/07/18

Great 400m win for west!!! https://t.co/VneYu8cmQI

13/07/18

East win!!!! https://t.co/9yYVnI04Tq

13/07/18

West win!!!! https://t.co/l9pcSTuZ1y

13/07/18

East win! https://t.co/QQGhzOplKj

13/07/18

South win!!! https://t.co/Xc7IfKNXWf

13/07/18

West win!! https://t.co/v013WgcyDZ

Science

What is Science for at Meridian High School?

Science is about figuring out how the world around us works, by building up a set of facts that other people have worked out from doing experiments and observing what is happening.  We study Science at Meridian High School because we love knowing how our world works.  We love it when something that was a total mystery to us before suddenly makes sense.  We love knowing how the lights come on, and why our Earth doesn’t crash into the Sun.

We love knowing why chemical reactions happen, and we love being able to predict things that we’ve never seen.  We love knowing how our bodies work, and how we grow, and why we need to eat, and what happens when we don’t.  We love seeing amazing things happen in front of us, and trying to work out together what we’re seeing, and making sense of it all.  We love working things out.

Why does Science as a subject matter?

Science matters because knowing how the world works isn’t easy.  At Meridian High School we want our students to know that asking questions is the key to understanding what is going on.

We believe that studying Science helps us to be able to ask questions.  Making sense of our world can sometimes be hard, and we believe that Science helps us to do that. But Science as a subject also opens doors!  Key Stage 3 leads to GCSE, which can lead to A Levels, BTEC, apprenticeships, college, further education and employment.  Science opens all of these doors.  But the real reason that Science matters to students is because questions are there to be answered.

What does Science help young people to achieve?

Knowing how our world works is a great achievement in itself.  Being able to explain the structure of an atom, how our hearts work, why doors open when we push them - these are all great achievements.  Having two or three GCSEs in Science is a great achievement.

Being able to go to college to do A Levels, completing an apprenticeship in a trade or a technical field, going on to university, getting a good job that makes us feel fulfilled.  These are all great achievements, and all of them are made easier by a good knowledge of Science, and by doing well in Science.  


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Forces
  • Cells
  • The Particle Model
  • Electricity
  • Reproduction
  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Space
  • Variation and Classification
  • Chemical Reaction
  • Ecology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Nutrition and Digestion
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Sound

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • Respiration
  • Geology
  • Light
  • Micro-organisms
  • The Periodic Table
  • Magnets and Electromagnets
  • Health and Fitness
  • Reactivity Series
  • Electricity (II)
  • Plants and Photosynthesis
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Speed
  • Ecology (II)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Forces (II)

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Cell Structure and Transport
  • Cell Division
  • Organisation and the Digestive System
  • Organising Animals and Plants
  • Communicable Disease
  • Atomic Structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Chemical Calculations
  • Chemical Changes
  • Energy Conservation and Dissipation
  • Energy Transfer by Heating
  • Energy Resources
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electricity in the Home
  • Molecules and Matter

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Preventing and Treating Disease
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • The Human Nervous System
  • Hormonal Coordination
  • Reproduction
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Adaptations, Interdependence and Competitions
  • Organising an Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Electrolysis
  • Energy Changes
  • Rates and Equilibrium
  • Crude Oil and Fuels
  • Chemical Analysis
  • The Earth's Atmosphere
  • The Earth's Resources
  • Radioactivity
  • Forces in Balance
  • Motion
  • Force and Motion
  • Wave Properties
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetism

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Preventing and Treating Disease
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • The Human Nervous System
  • Hormonal Coordination
  • Reproduction
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Adaptations, Interdependence and Competitions
  • Organising an Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Electrolysis
  • Energy Changes
  • Rates and Equilibrium
  • Crude Oil and Fuels
  • Chemical Analysis
  • The Earth's Atmosphere
  • The Earth's Resources
  • Radioactivity
  • Forces in Balance
  • Motion
  • Force and Motion
  • Wave Properties
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetism

Qualification title:

AQA GCSE Combined Science - Trilogy (8464)

When taking Triple Science as an option:

AQA GCSE Biology (8461)

AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462)

AQA GCSE Physics (8463)

Additional learning resources: