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Science

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.

BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY PHYSICS
Cells Structures, Bonding & Properties Waves
Organisation Quantitative Nuclear & Space
Infection & Response Chemical Changes Electricity
Bioenergetics Rates & Energy Forces
Homeostasis Organic Chemistry Energy
Response Chemical Analysis Magnets & Electromagnets
Inheritance   Particle Model
Variation & Evolution    
Ecology    

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