At Key Stage 3 pupils follow a Science course combining ‘Scientific Enquiry’ skills with subject content topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The scheme of work runs from Year 7 through to Easter of Year 9.
The main scientific skills have been broadly grouped into 4 areas and are revisited multiple times through the course. Forces will have one of these skills embedded with the subject content.
The key skill areas are: If you would like further details then please email Mr Verber.
An integral part of the Year 13 course is fieldwork.
The students are encouraged to attend a residential course during the summer term of year 12 in order to develop understanding of ecology, biodiversity and conservation, ecological investigation techniques, statistical analysis and data interpretation skills.
It is an extremely versatile qualification and is essential for electronics, engineering and pure sciences and very useful for auxiliary science based subjects, such as medicine.
The context based approach of the course we follow, enables students to explore a range of physical concepts, as they apply to both every day and technical settings as well as develop their practical and investigative skills.
The OCR Chemistry A course is organised into six modules that allows students to deepen their understanding of some areas and introduces new techniques and areas of study.
Throughout the course students develop their practical competency, leading to a supplemental qualification, the Practical Endorsement in Chemistry, awarded to students who successfully develop all twelve competency skills.