KS3 Science

Science is taught as a series of topics in the lower school to give students a firm grounding for the more in depth work they will do in subsequent years. The course then progresses to following the AQA ELC (Entry Level Certificate) syllabus in Year 9 to consolidate the basics before branching into GCSE for Years 10 and 11. Through the different approaches and activities, students also concentrate on their 6 pillars of ASPIRE, as they develop Awareness of themselves and others whilst completing practicals, Self-regulation whilst carrying out precise tasks. They gain in their Positivity as they make links between the topics and this Inspires them to question more. Relationships and Empathy come through the group work and learning to support each other through tasks and practicals.