Students either follow the 'Double Science' or 'Triple Science' pathways of Edexcel Science. Students have access to the online Collins text book.
In Year 10 students study GCSE Science which will include Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics. In Year 11 they study further topics and extend those previously learnt.
For example students will study genetics in the context of gene therapy and genetic engineering and will study the electromagnetic spectrum in the context of Earth bound uses and to observe the Universe around us.
A large emphasis is placed on ‘How Science works’ and the science that affects students’ everyday lives, making it an enjoyable course that students feel is relevant to them. Students are assessed by examination and controlled assessments of their practical skills.
The Triple Science option is offered to our higher-ability scientists. Students are taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately by specialist teachers and will achieve a GCSE grade for each. The students will study the same topics as in ‘Double Award’ but will also study extension topics in each subject which will extend their understanding of the subject and is an excellent preparation for further study at A-level.