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Science

The Team

  • Science Logo2016Mr Harris - Director of Learning
  • Miss Underwood - Second in Department.
  • Dr Sharpe
  • Miss Connor
  • Mr Barker
  • Mr Coleman
  • Miss Linter
 

At Key Stage 3

At KS3 Year 7 will be taught in their REAL groups and EBACC students in the Science department.  All Year 8 Students are taught within the Science department.  All students follow the same content and structure which includes topics such as Cells, Particles, Forces, Gas exchange and photosynthesis, Chemical reactions and Energy.  Each unit of work includes a required practical to develop scientific thinking and practical skills to fully prepare students for the demands of GCSE.
 

At Key Stage 4

Science is a core subject at Key Stage 4, however the Science team at Hugh Christie offer 2 exciting pathways at GCSE. We follow the AQA Science GCSE. At the end of Year 8 the Science Department will allocate students to the most suitable pathways. This will be based on achievement, interest, attendance and attitude.
We offer two different courses designed to work with the pupils preferred style of learning. 
 
These are:
AQA Triple Science
AQA Combined Science
 
Course Information: Combined Science GCSE
In this GCSE, students cover science concepts that cover all three Science of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 
There is no coursework therefore students will be required to undertake 12 required practical’s that are assessed in the examination.  All students will sit their exams at the end of Year 11 and will be awarded two GCSE’s in Science.
 
Triple Science GCSE
 
Pupils who have excelled at Science in Year 8 will be offered the chance of achieving three GCSEs in the Sciences. They will study additional content over and above what is required in the combined science GCSE.  As above there is no coursework and students are required to complete required practical’s throughout the course that are assessed in the examination.  This is an ideal pathway for those who would like to study Science at A level.
 

At Key Stage 5

We offer A level courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.