Welcome to Science

Science is a subject that allows students to question and investigate the world around them, covering topics through Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Staff

Name Role
Mrs H. Shelton Head of Science
Mr D. Woffindin Lead Teacher of Science
Mrs K. Biggar Teacher of Science
Miss J. Clough Teacher of Science
Mr A. Dye Teacher of Science
Miss J. Harper Teacher of Science
Dr A. Booth Teacher of Science
Mr J. Winter Teacher of Science
Mr J. Humphries 1 to 1 Science Teacher

Key Stage 3

The Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE Science course in Key Stage 4. Students cover a wide variety of topics during Years 7 and 8, that include topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs H Shelton.

Key Stage 4

AQA Science (Trilogy Science or Separate Sciences)

All KS4 students are following the new AQA Trilogy Science Specification or GCSE separate sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Like previously the courses encourage students to understand theoretical concepts alongside developing practical Science skills.

This is assessed as 100% exams including the practical techniques and skills gained from required practical sessions done throughout the course.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs H Shelton.

Key Stage 5

AQA AS/ A2 Biology

A-level Biology is a challenging, rewarding course that helps students develop skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career. It offers students freedom, creativity and opportunity for independent progression from GCSE Science or Biology.

A-level Biology builds on the concepts and skills developed in the GCSE and it is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent. Like the trilogy, the GCSE course has a required practical aspect that is assessed during the exams at the end of the course. Students who study A-level Biology may go on to a Biology-related degree course.

This course is a terminal exam assessed 100% on the exam at the end of the course (2 year course or 1 year AS)

AQA AS/ A2 Chemistry

A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops students’ scientific skills and knowledge.

A- level Chemistry builds on skills and content covered in GCSE Science and allows students to investigate a practically investigate the content. Students are required to complete a number of required practical’s that are assessed in the terminal exams.

This course has terminal exams that is 100%on the assessment at the end of the course (2 year course or 1 year AS)

AQA AS/ A2 Physics

A-level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works.

A-level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in the Physics GCSE and is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent.

Over the course students complete a number of required practical that build up skills assessed in the final exam. Students are able to investigate the concepts covered across the course.

This course has terminal exams that is 100%on the assessment at the end of the course (2 year course or 1 year AS)

Enrichment Opportunities for Science

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.