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Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy
Welcome to Grove Academy

Science Transition

First year science at Grove Academy


In first year at Grove you will learn how science is organised into three subject areas; biology, chemistry and physics.

As you progress through your broad general education you will be given the opportunity to specialise in these separate subjects.

In each area of science thinking skills and practical skills are very important and each topic you complete will offer you the chance to continuously improve these.



In S1 Biology, you will:

  • learn how animals and plants are made of the basic unit of life called cells and how to use a microscope to see them up close!
  • explore how the different organs systems work in the human body to keep us alive!
  • test our health and fitness levels such as our lung capacity and pulse rate before and after some exercise.
  • investigate how tiny beasties called microbes can cause some diseases which makes us feel ill and how our body fights back!"

Follow the biology department @BiologyGrove  



Here you will complete topics called:

  • Matter – you will learn about “the states of matter” - solids, liquids and gases and how understanding of particles can explain the properties of solid, liquids and gases and can explain how matter can change state.
  • Elements of the Periodic Table – the understanding of substances called elements is the basis for all chemistry and knowing how the Periodic Table is organised is essential for any chemist.
  • Acids and bases – these are the names for two groups of chemical substances that play a part in your everyday life, including foods, cleaners and medicines.

Follow the chemistry department @grove_chemistry



In S1 physics you will learn about:

  • how light passes from one material to another, the structure of the eye and using lenses to correct sight problems.
  • waves and the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • electrical components and build electrical circuits.
  • types of forces including friction and gravity.

Follow the physics department @GrovePhysics