Who we are
Mrs L. Welmers
Mrs G. Gleeson
Ms A. Chanda
Mr A. Bromley
Mr M. Carr
Mrs E. Baines
Mrs A. Ruck
The Kings curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all students:
During Year 7 and 8 students are taught in mixed ability groups.
We use Kerboodle Activate to deliver lessons that will engage and stretch students; 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. All three disciplines of Science are covered over a range of topics and where possible each discipline is taught by a Science teacher with a specialism in that area.
Summative assessments take place at the end of each topic to monitor progress and at the end of Year 8 an ‘End of Key Stage’ test is given to set the classes in preparation for Year 9.
Examination Board: AQA
Students doing Combined Science will complete two GCSE Science qualifications. Students doing Triple Science will complete three GCSE Science qualifications: GCSE Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
All courses will enable all students to progress to A-level and Level 3 BTEC courses in Science should they so wish.
The main ideas behind the Science curriculum are as follows:
• To encourage students to engage with and challenge the science they meet in everyday life.
• Allow students to understand and evaluate the workings of Science and how it impacts on society and their lives.
• Plan practical ways to answer scientific questions and test hypotheses; exploring ‘How Science Works’ in the context of the material covered.
In each of the Science qualifications students will study aspects of the three traditional Sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Physics). There will be no practical coursework component.100% of the course will be assessed by external examination. All examinations will be written at the end of Year 11.
GCSEs in Combined Science (8464)
GCSEs in Triple Science
Biology (8461), Chemistry (8462), Physics (8463)