Key Stage 3
Within KS3, students gain a strong foundation in the three main divisions of science along with the accompanying practical skills needed to develop their understanding of key concepts. This period of study opens students’ eyes to wonders of the world we live in and both answers and generates many intriguing questions.
Key Stage 4
All students will at least study AQA Combined Science: Trilogy and have the option to study 3 separate science GCSEs. Through studying Combined Science, students will gain 2 Science GCSEs, awarded based on the combined scores from examinations completed across the three science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Whilst Separate Science is preferred by many establishments when students apply for A-Level science, Combined science is still highly regarded by further education establishments and employers and it is still possible to progress on to A-Level Science and a scientific career.
Within KS4, students not only continue to build upon their breadth of knowledge, they will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the theory and have opportunities to consolidate this new knowledge through conducting experiments, of which, some are required by the exam board.
Science Curriculum Video