Science aims to develop enquiring minds and engage students in learning about science in their everyday lives and in the wider context of work and the world around them. We will seek to answer questions such as: What was Darwin’s theory of Evolution and why was it so controversial? What are the ethical issues that surround organ transplants? How is disease spread? How has the earth changed in the last billion years? What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum? What are the different forms of Energy? We will discuss relevant science media programmes and investigate through practical work when appropriate.
Key Stage 3 currently aims to offer a flexible curriculum based on units of work from the KS3 National Curriculum, tailored to particular groups and the interest of students. This is to give them the best chance to re-engage in learning and successfully re-integrate back to mainstream schooling. Students are usually taught one unit per half term.
Key Stage 4 Science courses offered are EDEXCEL GCSE Science, Entry Level Certificate in Science or the Level 2 BTEC in Applied Science which requires completion of a substantial portfolio of work and regular attendance to lessons. Students must also aim to complete GCSE Science Controlled Assessment coursework and assignments set, in a timely manner.