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Curriculum

Science

Subject Overview

Our Science curriculum comprises an equal mixture of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics topics and aims to enable all pupils to develop a wide range of skills through a variety of learning experiences.

The curriculum is designed not only to convey an inspirational body of knowledge that will inform pupil’s understanding of the world but also to develop their enthusiasm and natural curiosity about how and why things happen as they do, and to equip them with the confidence to make decisions about lifestyle choices in the face of significant and ongoing technological, medical, and environmental change.

 

"All the Science teachers are passionate about teaching their subject."

"I have good relationships with my Science teachers, and I feel I can approach them for help if I need to."

Assessment Information - KS3

Each unit of work features an assessed task that might be extended writing, a write—up of an experiment, or a quiz. Homework, which is set on Educake, also assesses how well students are progressing. Finally, like the rest of the school, students do a termly assessment using exam-style questions.

Assessment Information - KS4

Each GCSE topic has an end-of-topic test. Homework, which is set on Educake, also assesses how well students are progressing. Students do a termly assessment using real exam questions.

In the final exams, Combined Science students sit a total of 6 exams of 1 hour and 10 minutes each. Separate Science students sit a total of 6 exams of 1 hour and 45 minutes each.