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Science

As a Science College, we are equipped with everything needed to bring an exciting and hands on curriculum to students. 

Our personalised curriculum provides students with a rich practical learning experience. 

 

key stage 3 

Science is a practical subject and students will develop their scientific skills and knowledge through:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics.

Year 7

Biology:
Students will learn about cells, organ systems and the environment.

Chemistry:
Students will be introduced to the practical theory and develop an understanding of elements, compounds and mixtures.

Physics:
Students will use the knowledge that they have gained to explore forces and motions.

Year 8

Biology:
Students will learn about Health and Disease, Human Populations and Variation. 

Chemistry:
Students will explore Types of Reactions, The Earth and its Atmosphere, and Trends in Reactivity.

Physics:
Students will investigate Energy and Waves, Electricity and Space.

Year 9

In Year 9 students begin the OCR Gateway Science GCSE course. 

Students also learn to observe and interpret data through a practical approach to learning. They will assess the reliability of evidence and ideas and gain an insight into the historical development of scientific theories.

key stage 4 - science 

Students continue to follow the OCR Gateway Science Course. The aim of the course is to interest and engage students in science and give opportunities to:

  • Develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods
  • Acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society 
  • Acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning.

The course comprises:

  • 6 Biology Topics
  • 6 Chemistry Topics
  • 8 Physics Topics.
 key stage 4 - health and social care

The qualification received is a BTEC Level 2 Tech award in Health and Social Care. The course is made up of three components, assessed through internal assignments and controlled assessment.