The Coleshill School Science Faculty is housed in five well-equipped laboratories and two well stocked preparation rooms. We have five well-qualified, full-time Science teachers and two excellent laboratory technicians.
Faculty Leader – Mr R Fairbrother firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Faculty Leader with responsibility for Key Stage 3 Science – Mrs L Onion email@example.com
Teacher with responsibility for BTEC Science – Mr T Dhillon firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher of Science – Miss A Reiner email@example.com
Teacher of Science – Mr F Bryan firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Laboratory Technician – Mr M Toora
Laboratory Technician – Miss G Matharu
Aims & Objectives
The main aims of the Science faculty are:
- To further develop students’ knowledge and skills in order to better comprehend the biotic, material and physical aspects of our world and beyond.
- To acknowledge and, where possible, make use of the various experiences of the students and to encourage them to embrace science as an opportunity to learn transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and enquiry.
- To provide engaging and stimulating learning opportunities for all students through thorough long, medium and short term planning.
- To encourage dialogue, reflection and enquiry through the study of topical science issues in a stimulating and safe environment where challenge is encouraged.
- To help students to take responsibility for their own learning, to recognise their achievements and to enable them to make further progress.
Key Stage 3
Year 7 students are placed into one of four sets according to their ability.
Year 8 students are also set according to their ability and there is opportunity for movement throughout the year if necessary.
At Key Stage 3 we deliver the National Curriculum through the Exploring Science scheme. We are, however, developing our Key Stage 3 curriculum to become even more engaging by means of a more thematic approach.
Most students should expect to make 2 levels of progress across Key stage 3.
Key Stage 4
Year 9 students follow modules from the Edexcel Science GCSE that seek to build upon the knowledge and skills developed at Key Stage 3. There are no examinations in Year 9.
In Year 10, students continue to study the Edexcel Science GCSE. Examinations occur in November, March and June. Controlled assessments are also undertaken. Students who have opted to study for GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics have additional, timetabled, lessons.
Year 11 students continue their studies onto Additional Science, with further examinations and controlled assessments occurring.
As we believe in a student-centred curriculum, some students follow the BTEC in Applied Science qualification.
Key Stage 5
In Years 12 and 13 students can opt to study AS and A2 qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
At all Key Stages, pupils take part in the UK Mathematics Challenges. There are weekly puzzle clubs to develop problem solving skills for Key stage 3 students. There are also homework help clubs and exam preparation classes for Key Stage 4 and 5 students.
Psycology & Sociology Topics for AS/A2
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