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 and understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each unit contains a range of practical, written and discussion activities designed to develop their scientific ideas and skills.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students follow one of two courses:
- AQA Single Science
- AQA Trilogy Combined Science
Students who take Trilogy Science will receive two GCSEs. Students who opt for Single Science will receive three GCSEs.
Students at Key Stage 4 are expected to make rapid progress towards their target grades.
|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