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The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Students will study four modules through the year, each examined.
- Working scientifically
Vex robot club
Thanks to the Kent STEM consortium and the generous donation from Mr Knott we are currently building robots to compete against other schools. We have a basic competition model and a programmable model, which, when programmed, is able to act autonomously.
CURRENT YEAR 9 - 11
Aims of the course
- To acquire a body of scientific knowledge and develop an understanding of science.
- To develop experimental and investigative abilities.
- To develop an understanding of the nature of scientific ideas.
- To develop an understanding of the technological and environmental applications of science and of the economic, ethical and social implications of these.
Science is a National Curriculum core subject and is studied by all students in Key Stage 4. All courses which follow the programmes of study will cover a wide range of scientific topics incorporating aspects of biological, physical and chemical science. Students follow different pathways according to interest and aptitude.
GCSE Combined Science units taught in Year 9, 10 and 11.
GCSE Chemistry, Physics and Biology
Students with good KS3 exam grades and aptitude towards science are offered three separate GCSEs. The same content listed above is completed in more depth with some additional content.
Science is a good starting point for many Post 16 courses such as A' Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and studies in Health & Social Care. Science forms an important basis for many careers including medical professions, research, engineering, sports science and teaching. It also develops many transferable skills, which will be useful in a variety of other careers not directly linked to science.
A Level Sciences
GCE A Levels are currently offered in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Full details of these courses, including links to examining body information, can be found below.
Biology AS/A2 - Schemes of Work
Edexcel - Biology Info Sheet
Chemistry AS/A2 - Schemes of Work
Psychology AS/A2 - Schemes of Work
Students may find the following websites useful for revision and to do their homework.
Yacapaca is an assessment for learning tool, it allows classroom teachers to set specific tasks for their pupils, it has many practice exam questions. Many students will have a logon and password to be able to take part in the activities on this site. If they do not they should ask their classroom teacher.
BBC Bitesize is a current up-to-date website which helps pupils learn and test their knowledge online. It also has many fun revision games.