Curriculum

Curriculum: Years 7-11

Students follow a 5 year curriculum plan to enable them to be ready for taking their GCSE at the end of year 11. Our subject specialists ensure that topics within Biology, Chemistry and Physics intertwine to allow learners to make links and understand the world in which they live in.

Throughout all years students sit regular end of unit topic tests to ensure progress. These enable areas of weakness to be quickly targeted within class and/or directed study before their main assessment points each year.

By the end of year 11, students will be ready for entry into one of two tiers for the GCSE; Foundation covering grades 1-5 or Higher covering grades 4-9.

GCSE Science is assessed by two papers in each of the Science's; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They are all 1 hour and 45 minutes long and contain a mix of question styles, from closed short answer, to open response.

Exam Board: AQA

Assessment: 100% examination

Please click here to see our curriculum plan for Years 7-11.

Curriculum: Years 12 and 13

Throughout Year 12, skills and knowledge gained from the GCSE will be revisited and extended before applying them to the new content. When students move into Year 13 they will take their new knowledge, extending this further and applying it.

To see the Biology specification in full and how this will be assessed please visit the AQA website here.

To see the Chemistry specification in full and how this will be assessed please visit the AQA website here.

To see the Physics specification in full and how this will be assessed please visit the AQA website here.

Please click here to see our curriculum plan for Years 12-13.

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