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The Science department consists of 12 science laboratories which have interactive white boards. A trolley of laptops and data-logging equipment is available for pupil use. There are 18 full time teachers supported by 5 outstanding laboratory technicians. The department is well resourced as a result of the Science College status.
Key stage 3
Pupils follow a home grown Science course supported by worksheets and text books broadly following the QCDA schemes of work. Each pupil’s progress is recorded on a central record. Each pupil is given their own course book. Students are taught for 3 hours a week in years 7 and 8.
Key stage 4
Year 9 and 10 pupils follow AQA Science B course. Year 11 pupils follow the AQA Additional and Additional Applied science courses. There are three groups in each year doing Triple Science Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Each pupil has a course book, with each laboratory also having class sets of other texts. Pupils are taught in set groups according to exam entry.
A levels - Modular courses in Biology (EDEXCEL), Chemistry (EDEXCEL) and Physics (AQA) are taught in the lower and upper sixth. We also offer the Applied Science (AQA) course.
In addition to the above, we offer GCSE Astronomy as a twilight option for year 9 to 13 pupils. There is a wide variety of trips and enrichment opportunities available to pupils including a STEM Science club and a 'Geek' society.