Science

Key Stage 3

At key stage three students will study a challenging range of topics taken from Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The programme of study aims to ensure that students are engaged with their lessons and have the understanding necessary to tackle the more demanding key stage four curriculum in Science. In Science we use homework to give students an opportunity to study an aspect of each topic in greater depth and to produce a project to communicate their understanding in fun and innovative ways. Examples of past homework projects include;

  • The front page of a newspaper from 1827 discussing whether Robert Brown or Jan Ingenhousz should be credited with the discovery of Brownian motion.
  • A metre tall articulated card model of a human skeleton labelled with the names of bones and a description of the functions of the skeletal system.
  • A fiendishly difficult snakes and ladders themed board game on specific heat capacity and energy calculations, complete with quiz cards.
  • A Nikola Tesla fact file in the form of a Van Der Graaf generator.
  • An informative display about Capgras syndrome.
  • A 3D model of the ideal classroom, including library and classroom pond!
  • A colourful explanation of the manufacture of neon lights.
  • A 3D model of a plant cell and a bacterium.

Key stage 4

Strong emphasis is placed on developing thinking skills and independent study.

The Sciences are taught by subject specific specialists.

Students have a variety of career opportunities which they can access with the appropriate courses 

 

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Set 1

Core Science

Additional Science &

Controlled assessment

Triple Science &

Controlled assessment

Set 2

Core Science

Additional Science &

Controlled assessment

Triple Science &

Controlled assessment

Set 3

Core Science

Additional Science

Revision of Core and Additional &

Controlled assessment

Set 4

Core Science

Additional Science

Revision of Core and Additional  &

Controlled assessment

Set 5

Core Science

Additional Science

Revision of Core and Additional  &

Controlled assessment

This gives the students a GSCE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.Students are split into 5 sets based on their ability. Students that are capable are put into Set’s 1 and 2 and complete Triple Science.

Students in set’s 3,4,5 complete Core Science and Additional Science. This gives them 2 GCSE’s in Science.

Students complete controlled assessments for Core, Additional and Triple Science and these are worth 25% of each GCSE.

The course available to students are listed below

Websites that are useful

 

Past Papers and mark schemes

BBC Bitesize Science

Memrise

My GCSE Science