The Science department endeavours to give every student the opportunity to realise their potential. The intent is to extend their knowledge and ability in each of the three scientific disciplines:
All students who are taught by Cranbury College staff are individually profiled for prior attainment and gaps in their knowledge. All students from year 9 will be working towards gaining an Entry Level Certificate in Science while year 11 students will be working towards an Entry Level Certificate in Further Science. All students will have the option to sit a Science GCSE exam at the end of year 11.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)
The intent of the Science curriculum at KS3 is to develop basic scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The most able students may attempt an Entry Level, if appropriate.
Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)
At KS4, the objective is to develop students’ understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them; by building on the foundations laid at KS3. We give learners the opportunity to experience exam conditions through the Entry Level Qualifications, finally offering the iGCSE, as a pathway to GCSE’s in the combined, or separate, scientific disciplines.
Post 16 students have the option to study Science if they have previously been unable to gain a qualification.
For further information, please contact: Julia Bray (email: J.Bray@maidenerleghtrust.org)