Events At a Glance

15/11/2017 Y11 Mock Exams begin
17/11/2017 Children In Need Day
23/11/2017 Leavers Certificate Eve 6pm
06/12/2017 Bingo Event 6th Dec
07/12/2017 Y11 Parents Eve 4.30pm

OUR CURRICULUM

Science

General information/ introduction - Science is an integral part of modern culture. It stretches the imagination and creativity of young people. It has the ability to make students wonder about the world around them and develop the skills to find explanations to this. It engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas.

The delivery of science in today's world is ensuring we are developing young minds to be prepared for jobs and challenges that do not yet exist.

Experimentation and modelling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought. Pupils learn how knowledge and understanding in science are rooted in evidence. They discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change - affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. They trace the development of science worldwide and recognise its cultural significance. They learn to question and discuss issues that may affect their own lives, the directions of societies and the future of the world.

Staff   

Mrs P Woodcock, KS4 Curriclum Leader

Mr A Gregory, KS3 Curriclum Leader 

Mrs J Managh 

Mrs R Sant

Mr D Gibbons

Miss F Silcock

Mrs E Pemberton

Mrs P Dudley - Science Technician 

Mrs J Bingham 

 

KS3 - Students follow a general science curriculum throughout years 7, 8 and 9.  This encompasses biological, chemical and physical concepts delivered with a ‘how science works' focus.  Students complete a range of challenging activities and experiments to show progress in mid-point and end of unit assessments. 

KS4 - Students can follow many of the different routes through the science curriculum at this level. 

GCSE triple science is offered to students achieving a level 6 at the end of key stage 3 and provides an opportunity to study the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics and gain a GCSE qualification in each.  Examinations will occur for this course in the summer of year 11.

GCSE core science and additional science offers students to complete two courses that are 1 year in duration.  Each course offers aspects of all three sciences and examinations occurring at the end of year 10 and 11.

Finally students can complete a vocational course in science that will give them a BTEC Level 2 certificate/extended certificate in Applied science.  Students study all three disciplines in a range of different approaches. Assessment is in the form of assignments based on the application to real life.

Extra Curricular (optional) - Key stage 3 science club and STEM club, aimed at YR9 and YR10