Through the study of science we aim to inspire curiosity about the world around us and provide students with the ability to find explanations. Students will learn to make links between practical experience and scientific ideas. The ability to analyse evidence is a crucial skill in science and students are encouraged to respond using critical thinking and creativity. Science education will also enable students to develop skills in literacy and numeracy such as communicating findings, collecting data and analysing results.
At key stage three students study a range of topics across biology, chemistry and physics. They will develop scientific skills and broaden their knowledge and understanding.
At key stage four students are able to follow a range of pathways;
We offer Edexcel core, additional and triple science at GCSE, these options are delivered by specialist teachers and will enable students to progress to A level study in the future. They provide students with the knowledge required to advance onto careers in science such as medicine, engineering and research. Assessment is in the form of terminal examinations and a controlled assessment unit.
We are going to change exam board from Edexcel to AQA from first teaching September 2016, this will affect current Y9, Y8, Y7 etc. Therefore, they will sit AQA science GCSE's in Y11 (2018).
Mrs M. Miriello (Biology / Chemistry / Physics / head of department)
Mrs Z. Hall(Chemistry)
Miss C. Dodge (Biology)
Mrs J. Harrison (Physics)