We strive to fulfil the aims of the school and indeed of Mr William Ellis himself to empower our pupils with numeracy and problem-solving skills that they can use practically in our accelerating world. We want our pupils to be the wealth creators of the future and to harness science and technology for the greater good. We also want our pupils to be able to make informed judgements whether they are assessing scientific claims being made, investing in new technologies or developing their own ideas.
The main aims of our Department are:
- To inspire students to be engaged citizens who can use scientific knowledge and skills in order to navigate their way through life.
- To develop pupils' proficiencies in the use of scientific approaches and skills when investigating and problem solving.
To help pupils understand the world of which they are a part, through being able to describe and explain various physical, chemical and biological phenomena.
Key Stage 3
- General Laboratory Safety
- Basic Chemical Reactions
- Cells, Tissues and Organs
- Particle Models
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Basic Forces
- Body Systems
- Elements and Compounds
- Light, Space
- Heat, Sound
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Metal Reactions
- Electrical Energy
- Forces and Motion
- Skills refresher course
Key Stage 4
Route 1: Triple Science GCSE Specification AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics
This route is suitable for students who have a keen interest in science and have shown strong academic capabilities over their KS3 course. This route results in 3 GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Over the two years your son will have lessons in each of the disciplines learning the foundations for further study at A-Level.
Route 2: Combined Science (Trilogy) AQA
This route prepares students to become scientifically literate. It also provides an foundation for further studies in Science and will be a suitable course for those wishing to study A-Levels or vocational courses in Science. This results in two GCSEs; Over the two years your son will have lessons in each of the disciplines learning the foundations for further study at A-Level.