Science

Science Teachers

Teacher  Role Email Address
  Mr Charles Science Teacher / Vice Principal  m.charles@haaf.org.uk
 Ms Eyoufe Science Teacher w.eyoufe@haaf.org.uk
 Mr Honeybul Science Teacher / HOY 11 / Chemistry  j.honeybul@haaf.org.uk
Mrs Kaur Science Teacher - Biology k.kaur@haaf.org.uk
Ms Nworah Science Teacher h.nworah@haaf.org.uk
Ms Osei-Baffoe Science Teacher m.oseibaffoe@haaf.org.uk
Miss Ozkan  Science Teacher - Biology  e.ozkan@haaf.org.uk 
Mr Ramchurn  Science Teacher d.ramchurn@haaf.org.uk
Mr Rusinek  Science Teacher - Chemistry k.rusinek@haaf.org.uk
Ms Sanders Science Teacher - Physics k.sanders@haaf.org.uk
Mr Yalley  Science Teacher   j.yalley@haaf.org.uk
Ms Senior-Cloarec Science Teacher - Psychology d.senior-cloarec@haaf.org.uk

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science

Examination Board

  • Edexcel

Assessment Make -Up

60 Credit award is equivalent to 1 GCE A Level: 3 Mandatory units + 30 credit equivalent of 3 optional units 

120 Credit award is equivalent to 2 GCE A Levels: 6 Mandatory units + 60 credit equivalent of 6 optional units

 

Mandatory units for 60 credit award 

  • Fundamentals in science 
  • Working in the science laboratory 
  • Scientific practical techniques ​

Optional units

  • Perceptions of science 
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Mathematical calculations for science
  • Using statistics in science
  • Information in science
  • Using science in the workplace
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Physiology of human regulation and reproduction
  • Biochemistry and biomechanical techniques
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Biomedical science techniques
  • Clinical psychology
  • Diseases and infections​

Mandatory units for 120 credit award

  • Fundamentals in science 
  • Working in the science laboratory 
  • Scientific practical techniques 
  • Scientific investigations 
  • Perceptions of science 
  • Using mathematical tools in science ​

Optional units

  • Mathematical calculations for science
  • Using statistics in science 
  • Informatics in science 
  • Using science in the workplace 
  • Physiology of human body systems 
  • Biochemistry and biomechanical techniques 
  • Microbiological techniques 
  • Electrical circuits and their applications 
  • Genetics and genetic engineering 
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Biomedical science techniques 
  • Electronics for science technicians 
  • Physiological investigations 
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Diseases and infections

Deadline for Coursework 

  • 60 credit award: 360 guided learning hours- May/June 2016
  • 120 credit award: 720 guided learning hours-   May/June 2017

A Level Biology

Examination Board

  • OCR

Assessment Make-up

Content Overview

Content is split into six teaching modules:

  • Module 1- Development of practical skills in biology
  • Module 2- Foundations in biology
  • Module 3- Exchange and transport
  • Module 4- Biodiversity, evolution and disease
  • Module 5- Communication, homeostasisl and energy
  • Module 6- Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
  • Component 01 assesses content from modules 1. 2. 3 and 5.
  • Component 02 assesses content from modules 1. 2. 4 and 6.
  • Component 03 assesses content all modules (1-6).

Assessment overview

Biological Processes (01)

  • 100 marks
  • 2 hour 15 minutes written paper
  • 37% of total A Level

Biological Diversity (02)

  • 100 marks
  • 2 hour 15 minutes written paper
  • 37% of total A Level​

Unified Biology (03)

 

  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 26% of total A Level

​Practical endorsement in biology (04*)

  • non exam assessment
  • reported separately

​Learners must complete all components. 

Core Reading Material

  • OCR Biology; Heinemann 
  • Biology for OCR; Cambridge 
  • AS-Level Biology for OCR; CGP books 
  • A2-Level Biology for OCR; CGP books
  • OCR Biology; Biozone

A S Biology

Examination Board

  • OCR

Assessment Make-up

Content Overview

Content is split into four teaching modules: 

  • Module 1 - Development of practical skills in biology
  • Module 2- Foundations in biology
  • Module 3- Exchange and transport
  • Module 4- Biodiversity, evolution and disease.

Both components assess content from all four modules.

Assessment Overview

Breadth in biology (01)

  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour written paper
  • 50% of total AS paper

Depth in biology (02)

  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour written paper
  • 50% of total AS paper

Core reading material

  • OCR Biology; Heinemann
  • Biology for OCR; Cambridge
  • AS-Level Biology for OCR; CGP books
  • A2-Level Biology for OC;R CGP books
  • OCR Biology; Biozone

A Level Chemistry

AS Physics

Examination Board

  • OCR

Assessment Make up

Physics A content is split into six teaching modules:

  • Modules 1 to 4 constitute the stand alone AS Level qualification
  • Modules 1-6, combined with the Practical Endorsement, constitute the full A Level.

 

The modules can be summarised as:

  1. Module 1: Developement of practical skills
  2. Module 2: Foundation of physics
  3. Module 3: Forces and motion
  4. Module 4: Electrons, waves and protons
  5. Module 5: Newtonian world and astrophysics
  6. Modle 6: Particles and medical physics.

At AS level: 

Papers 1 and 2 can assess any content from Modules 1-4

At A Level:

Paper 1 assess content from Modules 1,2,3, and 5

Paper 2 assess content from Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 plus any material appropriately flagged within the specification from Modules 3 and 5.

Paper 3 assess content from Modules 1 to 6.

 

Paper 1 -Breadth in physics

  • Content -Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 70 marks1 hour 30 minutes
  • 50%​

Paper 2 -Depth in physics

  • Content- Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Structured questions and extended response questions covering theory and practical skills
  • 70 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 50%

Core reading material

  • OCR Physics; Heinemann
  • Physics for OCR; Cambridge
  • AS-Level Physics for OCR; CGP books
  • A2-Level Physics for OCR;  CGP books 

A2 Psychology

A Level Psychology

Examination Board

  • AQA

Assessment Make-Up

Compulsory content

  • Social influence
  • Memory 
  • Attachment 
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology 
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods 
  • Issues and debates in psychology

Optional content 

Option 1 

  • Relationships 
  • Gender 
  • Cognition and development 

Option 2 

  • Schizophrenia 
  • Eating behaviour
  • Stress ​

Option 3

  • Aggression 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Addiction 

 

Paper 1 - Compulsory content 1–4 above 

Assessed written exam: 2 hours - 33.3% of A-level 

Questions - multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks 

 

Paper 2: Psychology in Context Compulsory content 5–7 above 

Assessed written exam: 2 hours - 33.3% of A-level 

Questions - multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks

 

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology 

Assessed written exam: 2 hours - 33.3% of A-level 

 

Questions 

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks 
  • Section B: one topic from option 1, 9–11 above, multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks 
  • Section C: one topic from option 2, 12–14 above, multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks 
  • Section D: one topic from option 3, 15–17 above, multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks

Core reading material

  • Psychology A2; Collins 
  • Psychology A2; Oxford