We aim to
provide through well designed studies of experimental and practical science a worthwhile educational experience for all pupils. Pupils' studies should enable them to acquire understanding and knowledge of the concepts, principles and applications of science so that by the time they finish their formal study of science they can:
become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific importance.
recognize the usefulness, and limitations, of scientific method and appreciate its applicability in other disciplines and in everyday life.
be aware of the range of career opportunities in the field of science.
Key stage 3 - Pupils study the Key Stage 3 Exploring Science course in Years 7, 8 and 9. The course is taught as a series of modules.
Key stage 4 - Pupils study the AQA Science Key Stage 4 course in year 10 and 11. The course is taught as a series of modules in sets.
The first 3 Core modules are examined at the end of Year 10, accounting for 75% of the final mark and the last 25% coming from a coursework element taken through the year. The next 3 Additional modules are examined in the Summer term of Year 11, accounting for 75% of the final mark and again the final 25% coming from a coursework element
Triple Science can be taken as an option. In this case the Core modules are taken in year ten and the Additional and Third Module exams are taken in year 11. These modules have the same weighting as before and a coursework element is also taken.
Key stage 5 -The department offers A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We follow the AQA A specification in Physics, the OCR Aspecification in Chemistry and the AQA Specification in Biology.
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Science Newsletter Spring 2013
Updated: February 2013