The Science Faculty
The Science Faculty provides a stimulating, thought-provoking and challenging learning experience within all its learning domains for all students.This faculty comprises of a number of subject areas that are complementary in nature including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Forensic Science, Health & Social Care, and Children’s Care, Learning & Development.
The key features of the subjects within this faculty are related to the world of work which are often embedded within the learning. Trips, visits and key professional speakers are involved in the delivery of content in a number of topics which enables students to consolidate and apply their learning in relation to the area of study and the world of work.
Opportunities for work based learning in the form of regular work experience, in some courses, provides students with invaluable experience, life skills and for some, additional qualifications in the area of study, thus making them desirable to future employers.
Students are provided with the opportunity to learn new skills, develop their existing ability and acquire greater knowledge in the subject areas. Emphasis is placed on practical and interactive learning strategies with the use of a range of resources which develops deeper learning and understanding of all topics delivered. In addition to curricular learning, extra-curricular workshops in all subject areas provide additional support for students and enable them to extend their knowledge further.
The faculty consists of compulsory curriculum subjects and a variety of optional and hugely popular and successful courses:
Key Stage 3
National Curriculum Science
Key Stage 4
GCSE Core & Additional Science
GCSE Single Sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Health & Social Care
Access details about the new GCSE Science courses : GCSE 9-1 Sciences Guide for Parents
Key Stage 5
"AS" & "A" Level Human Biology
Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Health & Social Care
Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Science (Forensic Science)