Head of Department: Mrs S Thorp
Science Teachers: Mr T Davies, Mr A Callaway
From Year 7 & 8, Science is delivered as 3 separate sciences ; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
In Year 9, 10, and 11 GCSE Pupils Study:
- AQA Specification Trilogy (Combined Science) or Separate Sciences.
- Pupils will study common topics in a parallel fashion which include covering 12 Required Practicals which assess practical skills, however the Separate Science group will move at a slightly faster pace to accommodate for the extra content.
GCSE Assessment how?
The course is assessed by written exam papers; covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These are all taken in May/June of year 11.
Year 9, 10, and 11:
Exam Title: Trilogy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Exam Type: Double and Triple award
Exam Board: AQA
All pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum covering the three main science subjects together with ‘How Science Works’. Pupils are challenged to think scientifically and encouraged to work independently. They are assessed regularly by tests and levelled tasks to ensure that they are on track. An emphasis on scientific inquiry and use of ICT in lessons aims to encourage pupils to be actively engaged in their work. Pupils begin their GCSE Science at the beginning ofYear 9.
Regular end of unit assessment test and levelled tasks are used to track pupil’s attainment, along with end of year exams.
A regular homework club runs on a Tuesday, after school. All pupils are welcome to attend to either get help with or to complete their science homework. The club is open to both KS3 and KS4 pupils.