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Key Stage 3

Year 7

Students follow the ACTIVATE 1 Course published by OUP. Pupils will all have the textbook available via their ipads

Year 8

Students follow the ACTIVATE 2 Course published by OUP. Pupils will all have the textbook available via their ipads

Year 9

For the first half term, Year 9 will follow a bridging unit base on ‘big ideas in science’ this will deepen understanding in key areas and offer an introduction to GCSE work. All year 9 classes will begin following their GCSE science specification after October half term, we have decided to start the GCSE course earlier than previous years due to the increase in both quantity and demand for the new Science GCSE.

Over these three years pupils will complete various pieces of investigative work. The Science Department are committed to practical science lessons and developing the skills to gather evidence and draw critical conclusions from data. 

Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11)

Year 11 (2016-17)

Will study for two or three GCSEs in science.

EITHER:

Core Science: AQA Science A ref:4405 and Additional Science: AQA Additional Science ref 4408

OR:

Biology: AQA Biology (4401)

Chemistry: AQA Chemistry (4402)

Physics: AQA Physics (4403)

For more detail regarding the GCSE courses we offer 

Year 11 pupils complete up to three controlled assessments for each GCSE they sit with the best mark for each GCSE qualification counting 25% towards their final grade.

 

YEAR 10

Year 10 will study for either:

  1. A double GCSE (2) in coordinated science : AQA SCIENCE (Trilogy 8464)

OR

  1. Three GCSEs in BIOLOGY (8461), CHEMISTRY (8462) and PHYSICS (8463)

 

Organisation

KS3 (Years 7-9)

Year 7 and 8 are taught in their mixed ability teaching groups.

Year 9 are taught in non-hierarchical science groups which are broadly mixed ability with a smaller group for those students who benefit from working at a lower pace.

KS4 (Years 10 & 11)

Students are placed into upper, middle and lower ability sets unless they are studying for triple science (biology, chemistry and physics).

Students studying for 2 Science GCSEs will have two teachers.

Students studying for Triple Science will have three teachers (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Equipment

Please  make sure that your child has the recommended stationary, including glue, scissors a 30cm ruler, a calculator  and coloured pencils. Pupils with long hair must be able to tie it back in practical lessons.