Science

Vision

The ethos of the department is to encourage a scientific way of thinking and enquiry, to develop independent learners and extend the students’ repertoire of skills through practical experience that prepares them for life beyond school, so enhancing their experience and understanding of the scientific world that surrounds them.

The science department aims to put the pupil at the centre of their own learning by engaging and involving them in the following ways:-

  • Creating a stress free learning environment that is safe and stimulating
  • Create an active learning experience
  • Teaching Collaboration – pupils learning from one another
  • By appealing to the multiple intelligences of different learners (visual and spatial, logical/mathematical, intrapersonal, interpersonal, verbal/linguistic, musical, kinaesthetic)
  • Developing effective and independent learners by teaching pupils how to learn.
  • Using higher order thinking skills and blooms taxonomy to stretch our pupils
  • Providing stimulating, challenging lessons  

Enrichment and Engagement

The Science Department actively includes STEM (Science, Technology and Maths) activities in our delivery. We have strong links with HETA (Humberside Engineering and Training Association) to enable all our youngsters to engage in a meaningful and contextual education. We are involved in various activities throughout the year at local and National level.

Science at Key Stage 3

Reflecting the drive to raise standards the Science Department has collapsed this key stage into two years. Our students follow the 'Science Works' programme during Years 7 and 8 which meets the National Curriculum requirements while providing both support and challenge for all learners. Students are assessed through a variety of methods using the APP levels for How Science Works and appropritely levelled tests to prepare our students for the rigour of Key Stage 4.

Science for Year 9

This is a pivotal year and following National changes to the Key Stage 4 programmes we have implemented an innovative curriculum which provides a variety of contextual learning opportunities. We extend our student's of Science while demonstrating 'real world examples'. This affords us the opportunity to consolidate learning for some students and extend the learning of our gifted and talented youngsters.

Science at Key Stage 4

The Science Department offers two pathways at Key Stage 4 designed to maximise progress and allows our students to learn in a style most suited to them as individuals.

AQA GCSE SCIENCE A

EDEXCEL BTEC FIRST AWARD

PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED SCIENCE

ONE GCSE

ONE GCSE

Unit 1: Biology

Unit 2: Chemistry

Unit 3: Physics

Unit 4: Controlled Assessment

Unit 1: Principles of Science (External Exam)

Unit 2: Chemistry and Our Earth

Unit 3: Energy and Our Universe

Unit 4: Biology and Our Environment

AQA GCSE ADDITIONAL SCIENCE

EDEXCEL BTEC FIRST AWARD

APPLICATION OF APPLIED SCIENCE

ONE GCSE

ONE GCSE

Unit 1: Additional Biology

Unit 2: Additional Chemistry

Unit 3: Additional Physics

Unit 5: Application of Chemical Substances

Unit 6: Applications of Physical Science

Unit 7: Health Applications of Life Science

Unit 8: Scientific Skills (External Exam)

AQA GCSE TRIPLE SCIENCE

 

This affords the opportunity for the students to achieve three separate Science GCSEs

 

It is advised that youngsters wishing to complete Level 3 qualifications in Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the Triple Science route

It is advised that this work related/vocational route be followed by youngsters NOT wishing to complete Level 3 qualifications in the individual Science subjects

 

Homework Club

The Science Department strongly believes that homework enhances the learning experience and we use a variety of appropriate activities to extend and consolidate in-class learning. In particular, we would encourage our parent/carers to ask your son/daughter "What did they do in Science?" and should you have any questions to contact the school.