Our Science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
Key Stage 3 Science Curriculum
Dean Trust Rose Bridge KS3 Science follow the Pearson Exploring Science – Working Scientifically Course throughout Years 7 – 9. Year 7 follow a shared scheme which is Trust wide. At the end of Year 9 the pupils complete transition units which prepare them for the demands of the KS4 course. This scheme links with the Edexcel Combined Science/Triple Science course that pupils will follow in Year 10 and 11.
The unit codes refer to the topics within the Exploring Science – Working Scientifically Scheme.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
We then begin teaching the new 9-1 Combined Science Curriculum in Year 10. This involves pupils being taught all three of the science disciplines on a topic rotation, as well as undergoing ‘Core Practicals’ which are now part of the new curriculum across the country. Pupils are assessed now at the end of Year 11 via six external GCSE examinations.
|Departmental Staff||Job Title|
|Mrs S Miller||Head of Science|
|Mrs E Gibbs||Deputy Leader of Science Faculty|
|Mrs J Pollard||Teacher of Science|
|Miss F Green||Teacher of Science|
|Miss C Lane||Teacher of Science|
|Mr J Barber||Teacher of Science|
|Mrs S MacFaul||Science Technician|
|Mrs S Daniels||Science Technician|
Applications for Year 7 (September 2022 Intake)
Our Open Evening took place on Thursday 16th September. If you were unable to attend, or wish to visit again during the school day, please contact the school office on 01942 510712 to arrange a tour from a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please also take the time to watch many of the videos we’ve had produced to support in making this important decision on secondary school application.
Miss Cropper (Head of School) and Mr Walsh (Assistant Headteacher) will be at Ince Community Centre at 9am on Friday 1st October should you have any questions you’d like answering.