Science is offered to all students within the School; usually for more than one lesson per week.
Teaching is provided by qualified Tutors. Lessons are delivered through; teacher explanation and talks, directed study, research, practical activities, online videos, and other interactive student activities. The overall aim is to provide a stimulating and varied approach, encourage students to develop an appreciation of the world around them and understand how science impacts on their everyday lives.
KS3 Topics/Subjects include:
We follow the National Curriculum. Topics may include: Cells and respiration, Inheritance, Variance and Survival, Chemical Changes, The Earth and the Atmosphere, Forces and Motion, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, The Earth and beyond.
AQA Unit Award Science (Year 9 onwards)
Students who would struggle with Entry Level Science follow the Unit Award Scheme, receiving a certificate of achievement for each unit of work completed. If successful these students may also go on to achieve Entry Level Science.
Entry Level Certificate (Year 9 onwards and for the more able in younger years)
Students work through six units, two in Biology, two in Chemistry and two in Physics, accumulating marks towards their final level as they do so.
They are able to achieve both Entry Level Science and Entry Level Further Science.
IGCSE Edexcel Single Science (grades 9 to 1)
Paper 1 – Biology, Paper 2 – Chemistry, Paper 3 – Physics
At KS3 in-house end of topic assessments are set to establish the level students are working towards. At Entry Level official end of unit exams count towards the students’ final level. At IGCSE Level regular assessments are completed in lessons with exam-style questions/practice exam papers to measure performance towards the IGCSE target grade.
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