Salters' Science: Year 11 Modules

The Salters’ double award science course included 11 modules for Year 11. Each module relates to materials, phenomena or ideas which would be familiar to students or of value in their everyday lives. These starting points illustrated scientific principles in action, creating an applications-led course of study. By capturing classroom best practice, the course included many types of teaching and learning activities, making the materials a rich source of ideas for interesting and varied lessons.

Burning and Bonding [mainly chemistry]: This module draws together the chemical ideas about bond making and bond breaking and the relationship between bonding and bulk properties of compounds.

Controlling Change [mainly biology]: Compares feedback and control in biological systems with that in physical ones. Study of the nervous and endocrine systems.

The Earth in Space [astronomy / physics]: The formation of the Earth and its relationship to other bodies in space, gravity and the movement of satellites.

Electricity Today and Tomorrow [mainly physics]: Electricity supply and distribution. Differences between dc and ac, transformers, safety devices and the wiring of domestic circuits.

Evolution [mainly biology]: The evidence for changes over time and how it is interpreted. Genes, chromosomes and the mechanisms of inheritance.

Making Use of Oil [mainly chemistry]: The range of products distilled from crude oil and competing pressures for their use. The economics of recycling.

Seeing Inside the Body [biology / physics]: The use of modern techniques for diagnosis or treatment of illness. Radioactivity and the structure of the atom. The electromagnetic spectrum

Sound Reproduction [mainly physics]: Production, transmission and reproduction of signals and some of the devices used.

Sports Science [mainly physics]: Bones and muscles as applications of levers. Respiration and the circulatory system. Potential and kinetic energy, pole vaulting and free-fall.

Staying Alive [mainly biology]: The organisation of cells in living organisms. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration, photosynthesis and digestion.

Waste Not, Want Not [chemistry / biology]: Processing of waste and recycling of materials in nature and in society. Natural cycles including the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle.



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Sports Science

A Year 11 module from the Salters’ Key Stage Four double award science course. The context for this module is the use of scientific ideas to explain human performance. Students discuss what is meant by being ‘fit’. They compare different uses of the word 'work' and are...

Staying Alive

A Year 11 module from the Salters’ Key Stage Four double award science course. This module explores the controlled and co-ordinated energy changes which maintain a complex series of interlinked metabolic processes in living tissues.


Waste Not, Want Not

A Year 11 module from the Salters’ Key Stage Four double award science course. The breakdown of domestic waste is observed. A text exercises describes the processes used in a waste water plant. Natural cycles, including the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle are...

Focusing on sound reproduction, this is one of the unit guides in a revised Key Stage 4 science syllabus. The unit guides have been completed redesigned and reillustrated.