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Science

Intent

We aim to provide all students with a wide range of first-hand Science-based activities and experiences. In this way we aim to stimulate students’ natural curiosity and resilience, improve their scientific literacy and develop the enquiry skills that are essential for both scientific investigation and problem-solving in everyday life. We aim to foster an interest in and a passion for Science, both within the school and in the wider community, thus raising the awareness of its place and role in society.

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Students have six lessons of Science each fortnight. All students follow a broad, balanced, ‘in-house’ curriculum that covers all aspects of the Science National Curriculum.

Key Stage 4

The majority of students will study for AQA’s GCSE Science (Trilogy). The course is a combined science qualification, where the students will explore biology, chemistry and physics topics, gaining two GCSEs in Science overall.

Selected students have the opportunity to study Triple Science, leading to GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Many students get the opportunity to participate in a variety of Science activities that are offered by the Federation, local colleges and universities throughout the year. We have recently enhanced our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programme offering further exciting opportunities.

Facilities

The Science department consists of six laboratories, each of which has an interactive whiteboard and multimedia projector, a preparation room and an intervention room. Students can access wireless laptops which are linked to the internet.