Science

Science

We aim to develop the key skills that students need in order to be successful in science, whilst encouraging their natural curiosity about the world around them.

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We aim to ensure that students enjoy their learning in KS3 so that they feel confident in their ability to succeed at KS4. Practical work and the use of evidence in science form an integral part of our curriculum so that students can appreciate how scientists have arrived at our modern understanding of the universe.

 

Science teaching facilities

We have 7 well equipped laboratories and 4 classrooms, all equipped with an Interactive White Board. The break out area houses tropical fish and exhibits. The area provides space to work independently or meet with teachers.

 

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have three hours of science a week studying a KS3 course that has been written by our teachers.

Science

The course is designed to teach students the key concepts and skills they will need for future studies and to instil a sense of awe and wonder about the universe.  Students will study all three science disciplines, biology, chemistry and physics.

 

Key Stage 3 assessment:

 

Key Stage 4

All GCSE science courses at Judgemeadow follow AQA specifications.  AQA have an extremely useful science website at http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse
We have two options available for study at KS4:

 

Support materials

Every student at Judgemeadow has access to www.samlearning.com.

It provides students with the opportunity to work independently on their studies, and all activities are marked by the website or the student. The Science Department makes full use of this superb resource that is proven to improve results.