SCIENCE

Vision Statement

Science at Weatherfield Academy gives students the opportunity to develop a scientific way of thinking, through practical experience. This prepares them for life beyond school, therefore enhancing their experience and understanding of the scientific world that surrounds them.

Science at Weatherfield Academy

Primary - Science is delivered as part of the creative curriculum and covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students follow the  Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 National Curriculum programmes of study. This is divided into 16 different attainment targets which are taught and assessed over three academic years.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) follow the upper KS2 National Curriculum programme of study. Year 9 follow the KS3 National Curriculum programme of study.

Key Stage 4 follow the AQA Entry Level Certificate course in Science, which is approved by the QCA.

Qualifications

  • Students study for the AQA Science Entry Level Certificate. The course is highly motivating and includes many aspects relevant to everyday life. Assessment is currently by three Externally Set Assignments and three Practical Investigations. Students can achieve and Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3 in the subject. Year 10 have started on a new syllabus (first teaching from September 2016) and they will be able to earn a single award in Key Stage 4 with the possibility to extend this to a double award in 6th from from 2018.

Other Information

Science helps the students discover the world around them through practical investigations. 'Working Scientifically' in the National Curriculum is conducted throughout each attainment task.

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Bedfordshire

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