Science

videos sampleSubject: Science
Head of Department: Mrs S Thorp
Science Teachers: Mrs S Potts, Mr T Davies, Miss Gibson

 

 

 

Subject Information:

From Year 7 & 8, Science is delivered as 3 separate sciences ; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In Year 9, 10 GCSE Pupils Study:

  • New 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.

In Year 11 GCSE Pupils Study:

  • The pupils studying for double award science ( Science A and Addition Science) will cover the B2, C2 and P2 units. They will also carry out two ISAs (Individual practical skills assessments)
  • The pupils studying for triple award (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) will go on to study the B3, C3 and P3 units and also carry out 3 ISAs.

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. For current Year 11 pupils also take a controlled assessment called an ISA. This is a practical assessment of their scientific skills, worth 25% of their final grade.

Exam Information:

Current Y11:

Exam Title: Science A, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Exam Type: Double and Triple award.

Exam Board: AQA

Y9&10:

Exam Title: Trilogy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Exam Type: Double and Triple award.

Exam Board: AQA

 

KS3 Information:

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.

KS3 assessment:

Regular end of unit assessment test and levelled tasks are used to track pupil’s attainment, along with end of year exams.

Homework/Revision Club

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.