Students are taught Science in modern laboratories and have access to a computer suite designated to the Science department. All Science laboratories contain an interactive digital CTouch display and have access to new technologies to enhance learning.
Students are set according to ability using KS2 data. They are assessed in Science as soon as they arrive to establish their basic understanding and knowledge. The Science faculty follows the New Curriculum using a sequence of topics covering all the three main areas of science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The schemes of work are followed from the Exploring Science series and incorporate innovative ‘How science works’ lessons. Each year group studies twelve modules and they are assessed in the form of end of topic test. Full year group assessments are set to allow movement linked tp progress.
In the light of recent curriculum changes, the long term plans for GCSE courses are in the process of being edited and refined to ensure seamless continuation from the GCSE- ready phase. Final publication of our finalised planning will be available during the summer term of 2017. Each subject is following a GCSE specification which can be found by clicking on the link below. The GCSE specification(s) outlines the coverage followed by our students. Should further explanation be required, please do not hesitate to contact our Subject Leaders by telephone 01706 716761 and they will respond as soon as possible. In the meantime, we appreciate your continued interest and support and hope that by studying the specifications alongside your child’s work that you can gain insight into the coverage undertaken.
Combined Science Trilogy (CST) – Y9, Y10 and Y11
Separate Sciences – Y9, Y10 and Y11
Science is compulsory at Key Stage 4. All students are entered for AQA GCSE courses. Students will leave the school with either two GCSE’s in Science or three separate GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
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Free Science Lessons – You Tube
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