The science curriculum at Sir John Leman High
School is diverse to meet the needs of all students inclusive of ability,
interest and future aspirations. At KS3 students follow a context based scheme
of work with topics such as x factor, Roswell, Dr Who and Robots. This scheme
of work is designed to develop an inquiring mind and spark an interest in the
subject as well as cover all the key concepts of Chemistry, Physics and Biology
required to build on at KS4. At KS4 we run 3 courses; Triple Science, Combined
Science and a BTEC in Applied Science as a vocational route. At KS5 we have
pathways for all students to take including A Levels in Chemistry, Physics and
Biology and the Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science. Our ethos is ‘Science for All’
and our aim is to maintain and develop a curriculum that supports this.
present in Key Stage 4 we are operating three Science options:
the links below to find out more information about each option.
of these courses are examined by EDEXCEL and the fine details can be studied on
their website which is www.edexcel.org.uk
Monitoring Progress in Year 10 & Year 11
Students will be able to monitor their
progress through their GO 4 Schools page; test results and extended learning
Teachers will also be following student
progress on this website and will intervene as appropriate.
Triple Science GCSE course will be completely assessed at the end of Year 11.
Students will have no external exams to judge their performance hence end of
unit tests will be essential to monitor progress. Pupils must regard these end
of unit tests as if they were set by the exam board if they are to be
in Year 10 & Year 11
There will be no
opportunities for students to resit examinations taken in year 10 or 11.