The modules develop the key ideas of Energy, Particles, Forces, Life and Survival and Interdependence, and their application in everyday life. In addition to the enhancement of scientific knowledge and understanding, the development of kinaesthetic skills and those of planning, recording, analysing and evaluating are key areas on which we focus throughout the course. Assessments occur throughout the two years in the form of formative APP and summative exam style assessments.
The Family Learning Logs provide parents with the opportunity to work, with their children, on specific tasks which later form part of the assessment process. Homework is varied and its nature is dependent on the module being studied. The duration of the homework is expected to last 30—45 minutes.
Currently the Science department is in receipt of an award from ROLLS ROYCE.
Students will be developing a Blog discussing a range of issues and developments in science. This will be accessed by all KS3 students. Furthermore the students will be involved in the production of a Science magazine for the whole school.
Selected KS3 students visited Romsey School in September to give a presentation to a group of Judges which included STEM Ambassadors as part of a Competition designing an APP for the Olympics. The department is actively working with STEM Ambassadors to support the delivery of an innovative and stimulating Science curriculum.
KS3 students will be able to examine rocks collected from the Moon and meteorites which will come to the school, later this year, as part of the Space module for KS3. Students will be timetabled to visit a planetarium which will be based in school during this time.