We aim to generate awe and wonder in our students and stimulate them to explore the world around us.
In Key Stage 3 we follow the Exploring Science Working Scientifically course. We study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in a rotation of topics which each last about three weeks. Our students develop their confidence, team work and problem solving skills by designing and carrying out investigations. We consider the influence of science on society and hope to give the students the skills they need to understand the science that will impact on their daily lives.
In Key Stage 4 our year 11 students follow the OCR Gateway specifications to attain GCSEs in either Core and Additional Science (commonly known as Double Science) or Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science) and our Year 10 students follow the new AQA GCSE(9-1) courses in Combined Science or Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
In the 6th form we follow the OCR A course for A-Level Biology, OCR B (Salters) for A-Level Chemistry and Level 3 BTEC course in Applied Science.
• Our Year 7 Robot Club is currently in first place in the ongoing Stevenage competition.
• Our STEM club received KS4 prizes at the Big Bang Fair.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips
Last summer Year 7 all visited Kew Gardens in London and some of our most gifted scientists attended the Big Bang Fair. We take part in many local STEM events and challenge days. We celebrated National Science and Engineering Week with a range of activities involving all students in all year groups. We have a robot club and STEM club which students have to apply to be part of and a Science Club which is open to all students.
What is special about us?
We offer a growing number of extra-curricular opportunities in the sciences.
We ensure that the students extend their numeracy and literacy by explicitly teaching both in the context of Science.
We extend the student’s general knowledge by setting our KS3 topics in real world situations.