Science

Introduction

Science offers activities and practical’s designed to engage, challenge and stretch our students to increase their scientific and thinking skills.

KS3

Every student has 4 lessons every week.

We offer “Exploring Science” to ensure that students explore and learn the key topics covered in Biology, Chemistry and Physics to help provide a firm foundation to progress into KS4.

Students also have many opportunities to work and collaborate in groups to acquire a variety of skills.

Regular assessments are completed in class so students are aware of how they are performing and how they can improve. We have accelerated classes, core groups and explorer learning groups to cater for all learning abilities.

25% of our cohort is triple science and they are prepared for it from Year 7 through the Accelerated Curriculum. Enrichment/Homework

Weekly homework club to support and enhance pupil’s knowledge, identify the right approach for executing their given assignments and consolidate what they learning.

Opportunities to work on STEM projects with Sydenham girls

See more science curriculum information here.

KS4

We offer AQA combined sciences or triple sciences, which has an original, refreshing and dynamic approach to science which makes the subject more accessible and relevant to students. The aim is to provide all students with the scientific literacy they need to be well-informed about current issues in the science world.

In 2017- Across Lewisham we had the 2nd highest results in the borough. In 2018 despite the changes to the new GCSE curriculum we achieved highest number of grade 9’s (equivalent to A**) across the school.

Each course provides an opportunity for further developing an understanding of scientific explanations, how science works and the study of elements of applied science with particular relevance to professional scientists.

AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy Specification

AQA GCSE Biology Specification

AQA GCSE Chemistry Specification

AQA GCSE Physics Specification

KS5

We offer Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A-level and have experienced teachers for each science in place. We work in consortium with Sydenham Girls School where we pool our resources to enhance teaching and learning.

Good enrichment opportunities – trips to CERN, field station in Juniper Hall, Boxhill; lectures at Imperial College, careers events.

OCR AS/A2 Biology A – Break into the world of science with A level Biology! Study fascinating topics from Biotechnology to Biodiversity.

OCR A Level Biology Specification

OCR AS/A2 Chemistry A – Interested in forensic science, medicine or environmental issues? Ever wondered why a diamond can cut glass, what makes hair go curly, why icebergs float rather than sink? Chemistry is the science of how different materials are made up and why they behave as they do.

OCR A Level Chemistry Specification

OCR AS/A2 Physics A – Are you interested in getting into some of the most exciting professions in the world? Do you want to unravel the mysteries of the Universe? Do you want to work in medicine, be a pilot or even help design solutions for the upcoming energy crisis? If the answer to any of these questions in yes, then you need to take A-level Physics.

OCR A Level Physics Specification