Science

Year 7 and 8

Students in science are taught across the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics by well qualified, specialist teachers. The main focus of KS3 is to fully prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to excel during their GCSEs. Fundamental topics and skills are introduced in Year 7 and then built upon into Year 8 and part of Year 9. There is a strong emphasis on learning for intrinsic pleasure.  Students are encouraged to enquire, to discuss and question the how’s and why’s of the world around us and beyond. Content is delivered in clearly defined topics with a strong emphasis on practical work. Students are assessed regularly, in formative and summative testing and also throughout lessons.

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Year 9, 10 and 11

Students start the GCSE course at the year 9 mid-point. Science classes are normally shared between teachers, to give a broader range of learning experience. Students are encouraged to think, discuss and to question science, and to develop the skills element of the new GCSE through regular ‘required practical’ assessments. There is a strong numeracy and literacy focus in the new GCSE, and this forms a crucial part of the teaching alongside the scientific content. Student work is assessed regularly, with feedback from teachers on how to improve, and planned opportunities to do so. Exam preparation is ongoing and rigorous, ensuring that students are fully prepared for the new linear nature of the GCSEs.

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