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Science

Key Stage 3

The study of science fires pupils’ curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations. It engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas. Experimentation and modelling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought. Pupils discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change
affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.
The department runs a bespoke KS3 curriculum over two years which is designed to build high level skills and knowledge and develop a spiral form of learning which continues through KS4. Throughout KS3, staff teach all science areas and keep their groups for the year. Science based setting occurs
for Year 8 and year 7 are taught in mixed ability groups.

Key Stage 4

At KS4 we offer a range of courses to meet the needs of every student.  The courses are taught over 3 years to allow revisiting of concepts to ensure a deeper understanding.
We deliver the new linear GCSE’s following the AQA trilogy combined science and separate sciences. There are higher and foundation pathways which enable the students to achieve the best possible numerical grade to suit their ability. We also offer an entry level certificate in science for our students who have alternative curriculum arrangements.  Separate Science provides the opportunity to further develop understanding of scientific explanations, how science works, and aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics relevant to careers in science

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Triple / separate Science provides the opportunity to further develop understanding of scientific explanations, how science works, and
aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics relevant to careers in science.