Science is one of the oldest and most important academic subjects in the world. Students of science have changed the world in which we live – from understanding our bodies and the living world around us, to developing new materials and technologies, to exploring the far reaches of the known Universe. Where will your science education take you?

Mrs A Stent Head of Science

Key Stage Three

The study of GCSE Science will enable students to:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem-solving skills, both in the laboratory and in other learning environments
  • develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science, through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Students starting in year 7 complete a number of key topics across the three sciences, with a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and introducing scientific thinking.

Key Stage Four - Combined Science

The GCSE Combined Science (Double Award) is a qualification resulting in two Science GCSEs. The GCSE course gives students a good knowledge of a wide range of science subjects, by studying units from each of the three sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students have 9 hours per fortnight which provides sufficient time for students to understand the science course in depth, and, for most students, will offer the best opportunity to attain the very highest GCSE grades.

Students will:

  • Observe demonstrations
  • Plan and carry out practical experiments
  • Make, record and present observations.
  • Analyse data mathematically to draw conclusions
  • Learn how to apply their knowledge in new areas
  • Communicate scientific ideas

Key Stage Four - Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Studying GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics qualifications will result in three
Science GCSEs. Students have 9 hours per fortnight which provides sufficient time for students to understand the science course in depth and will offer the best
opportunity to attain the very highest GCSE grades.

Through science, students will:

  • Observe demonstrations
  • Plan and carry out practical experiments
  • Make, record and present observations.
  • Analyse data mathematically to draw conclusions
  • Learn how to apply their knowledge in new areas
  • Communicate scientific ideas

Study of Biology, chemistry and Physics is an ideal preparation for any student considering any or all of the sciences at KS5. It is also a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degree at University but also it has broader currency.

Mrs L Welch

Second in Science Department

Ms T Lund

Lead Practitioner in Science

Mrs L Demiri

Data coordinator (Science)

Mr P Akister

Science Teacher

Miss N Bennett

Science Teacher

Mrs T Dowling

Science Teacher

Miss C Humphries

Science Teacher

Mr I Scrutton

Science Teacher

Mr R Walkem

Science Teacher

Miss A Russell

Science Teacher

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