Teachers of Science
|Sara Bennett||Head of Faculty Science|
|Faye Edgar||Deputy Head of Faculty Science|
|Angela Doughty||Lead Practitioner Science|
|Saly Giegas||Classroom Teacher Science|
|Neil Rooney||Classroom Teacher Science/Science Responsibility|
|Jessica Sand||Classroom Teacher Science|
|Rebecca Tilston||Classroom Teacher Science|
Vision of Subject
Our vision is to create a positive learning environment where all staff and students are passionate about the learning of Science and invest in this learning journey with focus, resilience and pride. As a result students make excellent progress and aspire to reach their future goals with enthusiasm and confidence.
Students study Science for 3 hours per week in KS3 and homework is set weekly.
Students are taught in sets based upon prior attainment.
We follow the AQA KS3 Scheme of work in Year’s 7 and 8 with 13 topics being covered in each year.
Year 9 follow our pre-GCSE Foundation course with 6 topics being covered throughout the year.
Throughout these topic students are also taught key investigative skills to improve their ability to analyse, enquire, solve and carry out mathematical techniques.
Each skill is assessed 3 times per year.
Students are formally assessed on their subject knowledge at the end of each term.
Most students follow the AQA Combined Science Trilogy course (8464) and will be awarded two grades 1-9.
Some students follow the AQA separate Science courses and will be awarded 3 separate grades for Biology (8461), Chemistry (8462) and Physics (8463).
In Year 11 combined science students are taught all 3 sciences by one teacher for 4 hours per week. The triple science students are taught all 3 sciences by one teacher for 7 hours per week.
In Year 10 all students have a specialist teacher for 2 hours per week in each science. Students are taught in sets based upon prior attainment and homework is set weekly. Extended writing assessment tasks are set approximately every 8 lessons and students are formally assessed on their subject knowledge at the end of each term.
Students are taught the following key skills:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
• scientific ideas
• scientific techniques and procedures
- Apply knowledge and understanding of:
• scientific ideas
• scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures
- Analyse information and ideas to:
• interpret and evaluate
• make judgements and draw conclusions
• develop and improve experimental procedures
Overview of the Science Curriculum
The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the link below:
Links to GCSE Exam Board Specifications
The specification code for AQA GCSE Trilogy is 8464
The specification code for AQA GCSE Science Biology is 8461
The specification code for AQA GCSE Science Chemistry is 8462
The specification code for GCSE Science Physics is 8463
Include details of any extra-curricular activities including:
- Intervention sessions on Tuesday after school
- Revision sessions – during school holidays
- Homework support – every lunch time in Lab 3