In science students use observations and experimentation to explain and describe natural phenomena. Students at the academy develop investigation skills where they can independently research, plan, complete practicals where they can conclude and evaluate results.
The Academy has a fully equipped science department consisting of a multi-purpose laboratory, three studios with demonstration benches and three fully fitted laboratories. Each of the laboratories has an IWB and modern equipment to assist in the delivery of science lessons. The department has its own ICT areas where students can work independently as well as class sets of lap tops where they can use computer programs to assist research and the development of scientific skills.
We have seven specialist teachers and one supportive science technician who all work together in the faculty to assist every student to reach their full potential, therefore helping them to become scientists who can investigate ideas, develop observational skills, analyse and critically evaluate.
Key stage 3
All of our students follow an engaging curriculum which consists of a range of topics from all science specialisms physics, chemistry and biology. The curriculum stimulates and creates students that can work as a group and independently. They are involved in experiments, research projects and have opportunity for ICT.
Key stage 4
At the academy the students in year 11 are completing the qualifications Edexcel GCSE Core science and GCSE Additional science. There is also an opportunity for students to complete Triple science. These different pathways allow students to access a curriculum which enables them to further develop science skills and gain a qualification. Year 10 students are completing the combined science Edexcel GCSE which will be examined when they are in their final year of study.