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Science

Curriculum Intent

Every one of us, whatever our chosen future career, has to be able to think scientifically. We seek to ensure that all students develop their understanding of science to enrich and make sense of their lives. Everyday people face decisions that hinge on science; such as whether to smoke, what to eat and where to put a new mobile telephone aerial. Even for decisions that don't depend on specific scientific facts, science remains the proven set of best methods for acquiring accurate information about the world and making decisions based on evidence. We will provide students with the opportunities to develop the skills required to plan experiments, ask the right questions, present data and solve problems, which will be delivered in practical based science lessons in our new science labs. 

How is Science delivered at Warden Park? 

Students study science throughout Keys Stages 3 & 4. In Year 7 students have 5 lessons per fortnight, increasing to 6 in Year 8. 

All students starting in Year 9 will start to study GCSE science topics for 10 hours per fortnight, this will continue as they move through Years 10 and 11. It is the expectation of the school that the majority of students will finish Year 11 by sitting examinations for separate GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. There will be a small number of students for whom this is not suitable, they will study the Combined Science (2 GCSE’s) qualification as an alternative. 

 

To find out more about these programmes of study please visit the subject pages of our dedicated Key Stage 4 website.   

 

Click here for Science Curriculum Map