“Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.”
The National Curriculum for England DFES/ QCA
Pupils will study at KS3:
Hope High School KS3 Science is based on the very latest AQA (KS3) specification, released in June 2016. During the autumn term students get to spend most of their learning objectives based in the science lab. During the first few weeks, the emphasis is placed on laboratory safety, hazards and rules of the laboratory. Students are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with basic laboratory equipment. During week 3, under the new ‘big idea’, students work through the ‘Reaction’ module of ‘Acids and Alkalis’. A strong emphasis is placed on investigation skills. All modules are linked to the schools program of assertive mentoring.
Pupils will study at KS4:
Teaching in the sciences in key stage 4 continues with the process of building upon and deepening scientific knowledge and the understanding of ideas developed in earlier key stages in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
AQA Entry Level Certificate (ELC) Science
Our Entry Level Certificates (ELCs) in science are designed for students who may not achieve a grade 1 at GCSE.
Choose from our single or double award, so you can tailor your teaching to your students. Both qualifications cover the KS4 programme of study, and link closely to our new GCSEs to help with co-teaching.
Both are part of our ‘Science for all’ suite of seven qualifications, tailored for students of different ability and aspirations.