Science

Departmental Objective:

The Science department aims to:

  • Enable pupils to understand a broad range of important scientific concepts, facts, principles and theories
  • Give pupils the skills to be able to question and make informed decisions
  • Develop thinking, practical and communication skills
  • Integrate pupils acquired knowledge, understanding and skills with those from other subject areas, and apply them to everyday situations.

Facilities

The Science department has 4 fully equipped laboratories, each with an interactive whiteboard.

Key Stage 3

St. Antony’s Science Department run a two year key stage three course. Pupils have 6 science lessons per fortnight in Year 7 and 7 lessons per fortnight in Year 8. They study a broad and balanced curriculum that provides them with a foundation understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

This will prepare our learners for commencing their GCSE studies which they will do in Year 9.

Key Stage 4

GCSE studies commence at the start of Year 9. Year 9 and 10 students will be following the EDEXCEL programme of study leading to the GCSE combined science award. The qualification counts as 2 GCSE’s.

Year 11 pupils will follow either the OCR Gateway Science or Additional Science courses leading to one/two GCSE’s.

Extra Curricular Activities

The Science department run regular after school enrichment lessons for Year 11 pupils to assist pupils in reaching their potential.

Useful Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ocr_gateway/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_gateway/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/