Science is taught by a team of dedicated, enthusiastic and well-qualified teachers. Expectations are high and excellent standards are rigorously applied. Teaching staff are supported by experienced technical staff.
The Science Department is well-resourced, with six teaching laboratories and four preparation rooms.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 is a three-year course. All students follow a programme of units that develop their knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. Each unit contains a range of practical, written and discussion activities designed to develop understanding of scientific ideas and skills.
Key Stage 4
Our students can choose between the AQA Single Science or the AQA Combined Trilogy Science. Each pathway has two examination for each Science subject.
Single Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) exams are 1hr 45 mins whilst the Trilogy Science exams are each 1hr 15 mins.
|Cells||Structures, Bonding & Properties||Waves|
|Organisation||Quantitative||Nuclear & Space|
|Infection & Response||Chemical Changes||Electricity|
|Bioenergetics||Rates & Energy||Forces|
|Response||Chemical Analysis||Magnets & Electromagnets|
|Variation & Evolution|
Post 16 Science
OCR Chemistry A
Students are taught a content-led course covering physical, inorganic & organic chemistry along with analytical techniques. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they’re assessed both through written papers.
OCR Biology A
Students are taught to develop relevant practical skills alongside essential knowledge and understanding of a range of biological concepts and scientific methods. Biological mathematics and problem-solving skills are fully integrated into the teaching and learning.
Subject Leader, Mr R Baker