Our aim within Science is to encourage students to be more curious about the world around them, and to ask questions about how and why things around us work. Additionally we aim to develop the skills that they will need, not only to answer these questions but also to be successful and fulfilled in their future learning in science and beyond.
In years 7 and 8 Science follows a two-year scheme of work. This allows personalised learning through differentiation and early progression onto more challenging GCSE content.
Students following the Langton pathway work through a more challenging scheme which better prepares these students for the rigours of GCSE Triple Science.
From year 9 all students will start to study GCSE Combined Science. Students will earn a double award GCSE with this qualification.
Most students continue in the Senior School to study towards GCSE Combined Science. In Year 10 select students are invited to study Triple Science which consists of more demanding content and extended examinations in all three science disciplines. Triple Science students will earn separate GCSE qualifications in the three sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Science, post-16, is popular as we offer a range of different subjects. Students are able to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics as A-Levels as well as Environmental Science as a more applied science course.
Beyond the curriculum we offer a number of additional enrichment opportunities including clubs, STEM projects and trips.