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Science - Key Stage 3

Science is taught with a hands-on approach here at Welland Park. The Science curriculum is made up of topics in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. We build upon the students’ experience of Science at Key Stage 2 and provide fantastic foundations for further learning at Key Stage 4. We strive to spark our students’ curiosity in the world around them so that they can understand the scientific implications that impact on their own lives. We aim to build knowledge, understanding and creativity, whilst allowing our students the freedom to grow and develop independently. Students have 3 lessons of Science per week, and are taught in ability groups from the start of Year 7. Students are assessed on their knowledge during each topic, as well as undergoing constant assessment on how well they apply their scientific knowledge and practical skills. Students are considered for re-organisation throughout the year as more assessment data becomes available. Extra support is given to individual students, if required, by our full-time Higher Level Teaching Assistant. If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.. 

 

Science Key Stage 4

Prospective Year 10 students have a choice of studying either separate GCSE subjects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Triple Science) or GCSE Combined Science:Trilogy (Equivalent to 2 GCSEs - Double Science). Both Triple and Double GCSE sciences are taught in ability sets by specialist teachers.

Subject specification links (AQA):

Triple Science:

GCSE Biology (8461)

GCSE Chemistry (8462)

GCSE Physics (8463)

Double Science :

The science department is subscribed to Kerboodle (Oxford University Press) which provides unrivalled digital support for the new AQA GCSE  (9—1) specifications.   Our students have access to online resources including a digital textbook, revision resources and assessments. This material supports our formal lessons and course textbooks to create a truly blended learning solution for the students   In addition Kerboodle provides the teacher with customisable learning content, assessment materials and reporting tools.

 

Head of Department: Mr I. Howes - howesi@wellandparkacademy.com

 


 
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