Students follow the ACTIVATE 1 Course published by OUP. Pupils will all have the textbook available via their iPads.
Students follow the ACTIVATE 2 Course published by OUP. Pupils will all have the textbook available via their iPads.
All students in years 9, 10 and 11 will have access to the AQA 9-1 text books (OXFORD) and associated resources via their iPads/PC.
For year 9 all classes will study the curriculum aiming towards three GCSEs in AQA BIOLOGY (8461), CHEMISTRY (8462) and PHYSICS (8463).Students will be given the option to choose their year 10 and 11 science route at the end of year 9. The choice will be between 1.studying for three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 2. Studying for two combined GCSEs in science (including biology, chemistry and physics content; AQA combined science (Trilogy 8464). Most students currently choose to study for three GCSEs
Following their choice at the end of year 9 students are all in science lessons for 10 hours per fortnight. Most classes are working towards three GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Some classes will be working towards a combined double award GCSE in combined science (trilogy)
KS3 (Years 7-8)
Year 7 and 8 are taught in 10 mixed ability teaching groups. The classes change at the start of year 8 but are still mixed ability.