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:
Students will learn about cells, organ systems and the environment.
Students will be introduced to the practical theory and develop an understanding of elements, compounds and mixtures.
Students will use the knowledge that they have gained to explore forces and motions.
Students will learn about Health and Disease, Human Populations and Variation.
Students will explore Types of Reactions, The Earth and its Atmosphere, and Trends in Reactivity.
Students will investigate Energy and Waves, Electricity and Space.
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.