‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less‘ Marie Curie
We recognise young people naturally marvel about the world and question unexplainable phenomena around them. Our vision is to harness this awe and wonder so that students are confident in the skills and effects of scientific enquiry and scientific knowledge, forming hypotheses; instilling an intrinsic hunger for their own knowledge and enquiry. Students work scientifically to test theories and predictions as they use science to explain the world around them and get set to become the next generation of world class scientists, engineers and medical professionals.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 science ensures that students have a clear understanding of the material world with an equal balance of the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Key Stage 4
‘The important thing is to never stop questioning‘ Albert Einstein
Year 10 is the start of the 2 year GCSE voyage. Our curriculum is specifically tailored to ensure our students achieve their full potential in examinations set by AQA. Click here to see the exam board’s website.
The examinations taken include:
Each exam is 1 hour 45 minutes long for Separate Sciences and 1 hour 10 minutes long for Trilogy
The examined elements for each paper can be found by clicking the hyperlinks above for separate sciences (Individual subjects) and for trilogy (combined science) click Trilogy
British Values, SMSC and Cultural Capital
Throughout our 5 year science journey we encounter endless opportunities to enrich our students’ experiences of the world around them, from spending nights in a museum, visiting professional laboratories to witnessing the Aurora Borealis in Iceland first hand.
Students develop a true understanding of how international collaboration stands at the heart of historical and modern science, for example, our knowledge of the atom can be traced back through generations, from the ancient Greeks to the thousands of scientists working at CERN.
Ethical dilemmas are debated such as cloning, use of medicinal cannabis, organ donations, locations of nuclear power stations and use of nuclear fuel. The difficult decisions that lie ahead of us when considering our rising population and saving our natural resources. Our students are in no doubt about the impact of man and how our survival as a race on earth depends on them.