Science

Teaching Staff:

Mr M Liddle  (Leader of Science)

Mrs C Kelly  (Deputy Leader of Science)

Mr P Henderson

Mr T Hodson

Mr A Moffat

 

Technicians:

Mrs A Barker (Senior Technician)

Mrs V Ford

 

Exam Board:

AQA - website

 

Details of Key Stage 3

Years 7 and 8:

Science is taught in mixed ability groups.  Students have three lessons of Science a week.

 

Throughout Key Stage 3 our Science Skills course is followed, with a comprehensive bank of resources and activities that cater for all interests and ability-ranges.

Work is levelled throughout the year using tests and APP activities to gauge progress and provide feedback.

  

Details of Key Stage 4

Years 9 and 10:

Science is taught in set groups based on their KS4 option choices. Students have 4 lessons of Science a week.

Year 11:

Science is taught in set groups based on their KS4 option choices. Students have 4 lessons of Science a week. Students have an option to take additional lessons to study separate sciences.

 

There are three Science routes at KS4:

  1. AQA Separate / Triple Science. GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each GCSE comprises of 3 examinations to test subject knowledge and application and one centre assessed unit in the form of a practical investigation testing Science skills.
  2. AQA Double science.Two GCSE qualifications in Core Science and Additional Science. Each GCSE comprises of 3 examinations to test subject knowledge and application and one centre assessed unit in the form of a practical investigation testing Science skills.

Students are placed on a route based on their progress at Key Stage 3, attendance and teacher recommendation. Routes 1 and 2 both allow progression onto Science A-Level courses if students meet the entrance requirements.