In years 7 pupils receive three
lessons a week (10% of their curriculum time). Pupils in years 8 and 9
receive 4 lessons a week (13% of their curriculum time).
From September 2010 all pupils
will follow the Exploring Science Scheme.
For more information see KS3 (Years 7-9)
We offer three
different KS4 courses to allow every pupil to pursue a course that is
suitable for their ability and learning style. Two of the courses follow a
‘traditional’ pattern. Scientific content is taught in a series of short
modules. Assessment is based on examinations and controlled assessment called
Investigative Student Assessments (ISA’s).
For more information see KS4 (Years 10 & 11)
At KS5 we offer all three Sciences- Biology,
Chemistry and Physics following the OCR specification.
In year 12 students have 6 periods of their
Science and 5 periods in year 13. All three courses involve module exams at
January and June, plus controlled assessments completed in class time.
Theory is balanced with practical work, including field
trips for the A’ level Biologists.