The range of Science courses offered at Amery Hill are designed to place the subject in everyday contexts in order to make the learning relevant and enjoyable. Students will be supported in developing personal, learning and thinking skills in Science that will be applicable to their future work and social situations. Through the exploration and deeper understanding of Science students will learn to probe and investigate their surroundings, apply creative thinking and reflect on their findings.
Students will be able to develop and demonstrate their understanding through various approaches such as hands on practical activities, discussions, debates and collaboration with peers.
Science is a core subject and students will take lessons in Years 7-9 and they will be required to continue science in their GCSE years. Our more able GSCE students are encouraged to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics as independent subjects.
Our aim is to support students in their scientific development and promote curiosity about the universe we live in. With this in mind students are encouraged to become
- independent enquirers
- creative thinkers
- team workers
- effective participators
- reflective learners.
Students are supported to develop and demonstrate their understanding through a number of teaching and learning approaches such as hands on practical activities, discussions, debates and collaboration with peers. Teaching methods and activities are varied to meet the needs of as wide a range of learning styles as possible.
A carefully planned and condensed KS3 Science programme will be covered by students in Year 7 and 8 comprising the main content areas of
- life processes and living things
- materials and their properties
- physical processes
In addition to the above, students will also learn about Scientific Enquiry which will be integrated into the units.
Studying Science to age sixteen is a statutory requirement. Students being their GCSE course in Year 9 which means they will have three years to gain at least two GCSE science awards.
We follow the AQA syllabus which ensures students who wish to do A-level sciences are fully prepared.