In Science, there is an emphasis on giving each student a sound scientific foundation using a mixture of class discussion, written work and practical investigation. Students will have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We are committed to curriculum enrichment, running various schemes throughout the year for different year groups.

Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 and 9

Pupils study a combination of biology, chemistry and physics. Practical skills are embedded throughout the course and knowledge is assessed using end of topic examinations. Pupils are awarded a step based on their attainment.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and 11

Pupils can study GCSE Trilogy science that is worth 2 GCSEs or take triple science where they will gain individual qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All GCSE courses follow the AQA specifications and are linear courses with all examinations carried out at the end of year 11. Practical skills are embedded throughout the course and are assessed within the exam papers. Pupils will be graded from grade 9 - 1.

Key Stage 5

Years 12 and 13

Pupils can study A-level Biology, A-level Chemistry, and A-level Physics. All A-level courses are linear two-year courses and we follow the AQA specifications. Students will gain a practical endorsement alongside their grade, having carried out compulsory practical activities throughout the two-year course. Pupils will be graded from A* - E
A vocational BTEC level 3 in Applied Science course is also available to pupils. The BTEC level 3 Applied Science course is assessed via centre-marked assignments, external examinations and externally assessed coursework that are delivered throughout the two years. Pupils will be graded from Distinction * - Pass