In Key Stage 3 the students follow a 3 year rolling programme. This incorporates 18 units and provides a broad coverage of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Scientific enquiry. Students are assessed at the beginning and at the end of each unit to clearly show the progress that is being made. Practical skills are also assessed through the use of our assessment tracking system. We use the outside space and the forest school whenever possible to make the learning as relevant as we can for the students. Outside speakers and educational visits also form part of our science curriculum.
In Key Stage 4 we offer the Applied Science Level 1 BTEC Award and Certificate and we also deliver Science through the completion of personal progress units. The Applied Science course is 100% coursework based, as are the personal progress units. We make excellent use of the outside space that the school has, with some units being based around the farm and the horticultural area. Educational visits are an integral part of our Science curriculum. Each year some of our students attend the Big Bang Fair at the NEC, with others attending a science assembly and practical sessions delivered by a local high school. Students who follow the Applied Science route also have the opportunity to attend a session at the forensics house at Staffordshire University.