The Science Faculty consists of 13 teachers who specialise in Biology, Chemistry and Physics but teach all 3 subjects to Key Stage 4 and specialise at Key Stage 5.
Each year the Faculty celebrates with an extremely successful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) week, where students, complete a project across all subjects. During this week visiting speakers extend students’ knowledge of the STEM subjects in the world at large.
We also endeavour to enrich our curriculum with flexi day trips with Key Stage 3 Year Groups, which take advantage of our locality visiting the world class museums and institutions.
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Students study a rotation of topics that develop their investigative and communication skills.
Students follow the Wikid schemes of work. Where themes are used to develop the students’ Science skills as described in the APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) framework.
In Year 11 students study the OCR 21st Century Science courses; Core and Additional Science or Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately. These courses are examined in January and June. Coursework is a requirement. Some students complete the BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science, which is equivalent to 2 GCSE grades. The assessment which is based on their portfolio submitted at the end of the two year course.
In Year 10 students follow the Edexcel science courses; either Core in Year 10, Additional in Year 11, or separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics over the two year course. These courses are examined in November, March and June. Controlled Assessments are also completed in class time.
Some students complete the BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science, which is equivalent to 2 GCSE grades. The assessment which is based on their portfolio submitted at the end of the two year course.
Students follow Edexcel Biology, OCR Salters Chemistry, OCR Advancing Physics courses at AS and A-level.
Also on offer are:
Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care
Level 3 BTEC Engineering