Students in year 7 are taught a variety of biology, chemistry and physics units, which emphasise the experimental nature of science. Laboratory techniques and safety are an integral part of the course alongside the theoretical basis of science. The majority of the work, is based around thought-provoking experiments which aim to inspire the students as well as develop their skills and knowledge.
Students in year 8 continue to build upon their knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which is underpinned by the material covered in year 7. By the end of year 8, students are equipped to embark on the AQA Trilogy GCSE course, which is available in year 9.
Students begin the AQA Trilogy GCSE course. This double award course is delivered over three years and results in two GCSE’s. All will work through a variety of topics covering the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, the emphasis of which will be to develop the knowledge and understanding of Science and the scientific issues which confront society.
This course follows a more traditional route of teaching the topics as Biology, Chemistry & Physics separately.
The course will enable students to:
Gain a better knowledge and understanding of Science
Develop abilities and skills that are relevant to the study,practice and application of Science, which are useful in everyday life and encourage safe practice.
Acquire a systematic body of scientific knowledge and the skills needed to apply this in new and changing situations in a range of social, industrial and environmental contexts.
Develop an understanding of scientific issues
Students will also complete an Entry Level Certificate in Science, which will run concurrent with the GCSE course and leads to an additional qualification.
Further information can be found at:
Entry Level Science