Science

Year 7 and 8

We deliver the Keystage 3 (KS3) programme of study to students in form groups. Our schemes of work are written in house but based on the Activate resources from Oxford University Press.

All students have access to digital texts and other resources via their Kerboodle logins. These are issued during the first weeks of the autumn term.

Students are assessed through  frequent exit passes which are completed as homework. These act as a diagnostic task and lead to DIRT tasks, completed in class, which are used to address any problems. Termly tests using exam style questions are carried out in class to formally assess understanding.

Support with homework is available Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes in S2.

Overviews of the Keystage curriculum are available here:
 
Link to kerboodle: www.kerboodle.com
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Link to programme of study for key stage 3 science

Years 9 - 11
The majority of students will follow the AQA Combined Science Trilogy GCSE which leads to 2 GCSEs in Science. The course covers the key stage 4 programme of study and enables students to access courses in all Sciences at A level. 
 
Our schemes of work are written in house and we have taken time to make sure that the learning in each year builds on previously taught work. We believe this spiraled curriculum ensures students are best prepared for the terminal exams.
 
 
Overviews of each years teaching can be found here: Physics Y11 Cohort Chemistry Y11 Cohort Biology Y11 Cohort
 
Students are assessed through regular exit passes which are used to highlight any misconceptions and difficulties which are then addressed  in class DIRT tasks. Termly tests using exam style questions are also carried out in class.
 
As part of the course students carry out stipulated practical experiments for which a record is kept and these will form a component of each examination.
 
More information on the makeup of the course is available here 
 
To support learning an afterschool support session is run in S2 on Wednesdays from 3.00 – 4.00pm.
 
All students have access to digital texts and other resources via their Kerboodle logins. These are issued during the first weeks of the autumn term in Year 9.
 
Revision guides are available for purchase through the finance office at a schools only price.
 

Link to kerboodle: www.kerboodle.com

Username and password = initialsurname e.g. jbloggs

Institution code = ta2

Link to programme of study for key stage 4 science
 

Separate Science GCSE
 
In addition we offer AQA Separate Science GCSE – This course is an option and is taught with 4 additional lessons on top of the standard science provision in years 9-11.
 
This course leads to 3 GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 
More information on the makeup of the course is available here
 

Introduction to Trilogy and Separate Sciences

 

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The Sixth Form celebrate excellent exam results!

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Students return to school on Thursday 5th September 2019

Exam Results Days:
GCSE - 22nd August 2019
Results can be collected at 8.30am - 11.30am from the Sixth Form Common Room.

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