Science

Science

Subject Overview

Situated is situated in a purpose built block, identified as D block.

Science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science has changed our lives and is also vital to the world’s future. Our students are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena, explain why things occur, predict how things will behave and analyse why things have happened.

Science Subject Staff

Mr C S J Towers Lead Practitioner of Science
Mr A Hayhurst Teacher of Science
Mrs B Baybutt Teacher of Science

KS3 Science

At key stage 3 students study a balanced science curriculum incorporating Biology, Chemistry and Physics. With theory based lessons matched against experiments and real life scenarios, our students develop scientific thinking and inquiring minds that allow them to become confident scientists. We feel our KS3 curriculum gives students a good base of scientific knowledge before moving on to the important GCSE course. Regular assessments allow us to monitor students’ progress throughout the course.

KS4 Science

At key stage 4 we follow the AQA trilogy scheme of work. This qualification encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, Science and to recognise the importance of Science in their own lives. Whilst building on the prior learning of our KS3 curriculum students are encouraged to answer questions from a variety of contexts, look for patterns, make predictions and become competent in the safe use of scientific equipment. Students will need to retain and recall information throughout their course until they sit their exam at the end of year 11. Regular assessments allow us to monitor students’ progress and highlight students who would benefit from extra intervention and support.

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
Edwin Powell Hubble

Science Curriculum