Aims and Principles
At Archers Brook School all pupils have the opportunity to think and learn, and develop an interest in, and curiosity about, the world around them through exploratory and investigative experiences. To facilitate this the school has 2 fully equipped scince rooms.
Key Stage 3
Science Groups will follow a 3 year course that is referenced directly to the programme of study for the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 4
Pupils are given the opportunity to study a broad and balanced science curriculum.This syllabus has been developed in accordance with the National Curriculum for double Science.
Year 10 and 11 are following the Edexcel GCSE combined science course. There are 6 written papers at the end of year 11. There are 2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics papers.
There is no seperate assessment of coursework in the GCSE (9–1) Science qualifications. Assessment of practical work is now included as part of the final exam and is included in each paper, a minimum of 15% of the total marks will be allocated to questions related to practical work completed in the science lessons.