Welcome to the Science department. Our goals are to provide an excellent experience of Science, which will inspire students to study beyond the age of 16. We aim to do this through practical methods, with a focus on enquiry and critically analysing evidence so students can truly appreciate that science is an evidence based subject. Students are encouraged to join the science club, we also have a robotics club, and as a department are very active with the STEM group and maintain strong links with a local company Fluor.
In Year 7 and 8 students study all three disciplines, chemistry, biology and physics under the broader term science. The content allows students to bridge studies at Key Stage 2 and secondary school with a focus on development of practical techniques in a scientific laboratory. Students enjoy learning in a hands on environment and are able to link the work they do to current trends in science and technology.
We are very pleased to be able to say that our year 9 students are able to opt to do separate sciences at GCSE, allowing time for content within the curriculum. All students begin the GCSE content in Year 9 and learn the three disciplines from subject specialists. The work builds on the learning in year 7 and 8 and is taught through practical methods wherever possible. Students are engaged and interested, and develop an ability to critically analyse and evaluate their work and the work of others, a truly lifelong skill that will support them to have future success. We also encourage students to think beyond their education at 16 and actively encourage them to study sciences post 16. Science qualifications are facilitating subjects for entrance to university, even for those considering the arts as they show a students is able to demonstrate skills vital for success.
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