Science

The Science department is extremely well resourced. We have seven science laboratories and one dedicated ICT suite. The department consists of nine members of staff. We have two full time technicians.

All teaching groups are set according to ability and class sizes range from 22 to 29 students.

All students in years 7 - 8 follow the national curriculum. For key stage 4 we have three learning pathways - triple science, double science and single science. We expect everyone to achieve an A*-C in their chosen course.

In the sixth form we offer separate A levels in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In addition, we offer the level 3 BTEC in applied science. For more information about all the courses and assessment please follow the curriculum link.

Extra curricular activities play a significant role in the science department. We undertake regular trips to supplement what is taught at school.


About the Curriculum

The attainment targets in science set out the knowledge, skills and understanding that students of different abilities and maturities are expected to have by the end of each key stage. Attainment targets consist of eight level descriptions of increasing difficulty, plus a description of exceptional performance above level 8. Each level description describes the type and range of performance that students working at that level should characteristically demonstrate.

Name Date  
A Level Biology Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
A Level Chemistry Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
A level Physics Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
GCSE Double Additional Science Specifica... 01st Oct 2014 Download
GCSE Science A Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
GCSE Triple Biology Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
GCSE Triple Chemistry Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
GCSE Triple Physics Specification 02nd Oct 2014 Download
Science - Key Stage 3 03rd Sep 2014 Download