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Science

At KS3 and KS4 Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught together by specialist teaching staff in purpose built laboratories.

At KS3, pupils have 2 single lessons and 1 double lesson per week providing ample time for experiments, group work etc. Pupils are routinely assessed in a variety of ways including content based tests, role-plays and practical situations.

At GCSE, pupils will either have 6 periods of science per week (combined science) or 9 periods of science per week (triple science). Pupils have the option of choosing which route they want to follow at the end of year 9. For both combined and triple science, we follow the AQA specification. We also offer ELC to some of our pupils.

The Science department believes that extra -curricular activities are an  integral part of the learning process. We offer a variety) of after- schools clubs as well as organising  trips including to London Zoo, Imperial College University and Kew Gardens.

Useful Science websites:

www.my-gcsescience.com (short concise videos)
www.aqa.org.uk (past exam papers)
www.brainpop.co.uk (cartoons teaching various topics)
www.collins.connect.co.uk (text books for the new AQA GCSE science courses)