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Key Stage 4 Science

At Key Stage 4 the Science department offers a range of courses that aims to meet the needs of all students irrespective of academic ability to ensure all students have the maximum opportunity to gain a good pass.

The Key Stage 3 programme of study is 2 .5 years long, where Year 9 pupils take their end of KS3 exam in March. The results of the exam will be used to determine what pathway your daughter will follow when starting KS4.

There are two routes available:

Traditional Science:

Science A (Core) followed by Additional Science – students are awarded with 2 GCSEs in Science.

Triple Sciences:

Separate Sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – students are awarded with 3 GCSEs in Science (one in each of the Science fields).

The Science KS4 - GCSE course will start immediately after your daughter has taken the Science KS3 exam in March.

This will consist of the first part of unit 1 in Biology and controlled assessment preparation to help with scientific investigative skills.

There will be a written test in July to test her aptitude to GCSE work of the Biology unit 1 content covered.

Pupils are encouraged to AIM HIGH AND ACHIEVE to enable them to reach their full potentials.

PARENTAL SUPPORT is paramount and forms an integral part of pupils’ success.

For the most up to date GCSE information, please see the current Year 9 options booklet.