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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 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:

  1. AQA Single Science
  2. 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.

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