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 an in house scheme of learning based on the Exploring Science Working Scientifically course and the AQA KS3 course. Students have two science teachers and study two topics from Biology, chemistry or Physics each module. Our students learn to manipulate scientific equipment and develop their confidence, team work and problem solving skills through practical work. 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 students follow the new AWA GCSE (9-1) courses in Combined Science Trilogy (commonly known as Double Science) or Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science). the students use a combination of the Kerboodle and CGP courses to ensure the content is covered in an interesting and appropriate manner. All students take part in the required practical activities throughout the course.
In the sixth 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.
- Junior Kotomah (Year 13 last year) obtained A grades across his Science A-Levels and is now studying medicine at the University of St Andrews.
- Our Year 7 robot club is doing very well in this year’s competition.
- Our STEM club received KS4 prizes at the Big Bang Fai
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.