In the upper school there are two routes to a qualification in broad, balanced Science. Both routes involve pupils studying Science for 20% of the curriculum time.
Some pupils follow the Double Modular Science Award course. This course occupies the space of two subjects on the timetable and will lead to two subject grades at GCSE. Pupils will study six modules and will take six module tests in Year 10 that account for 30% of their final GCSE grades. A further six modules are studied in Year 11 and the final exam is taken in May/June.
The Double Science course gives pupils a broad, balanced Science education that gives access to a full range of post-16 opportunities including A Level Sciences, GNVQ Science and many careers.
Some pupils may be invited by the department to do Triple Science. This is the route for those pupils who are more able at Science. This is also a modular course leading to three GCSEs – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Pupils invited to follow this course will have earned the full professional backing of the Department as well as the full support of their parents. These pupils will take nine module tests in Year 10 and a final exam May/June.
Miss R. Matthews is Head of the Science department which includes teachers Mrs. J. Greenham, Mrs. M. Greenway, Mr. A. Hopkins, Mrs. K. Little, Mr. B. Turner and Mr. F. Howells.
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Year 10 pupils will complete their first piece of GCSE coursework by the Autumn half term.