At Wilnecote High School we aim to provide all our students with both the scientific knowledge and transferable lifelong skills in the form of practical lessons.
We condense Key Stage 3 Science in to the first 2 years. We use this time to teach a strong foundation of key scientific concepts but also to develop the skills that will allow our students to fully access the GCSE content later on.
Year 7 and 8 classes are all ability groups with the class teacher differentiating their lessons to suit the needs of individual pupils.
In year 9 our students begin to study the course content for GCSE. This is to allow sufficient time to cover all required aspects of the three subject areas; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
In year 10 students will have chosen to follow either the double award pathway or the separate sciences pathway. Those that opt for the double award route will follow the AQA Trilogy course and achieve a qualification which is equivalent to two GCSEs. Those that opt to follow the separate sciences pathway will achieve three separate GCSEs in each of the three sciences biology, chemistry and physics. Much of the content is common to both pathways and students study this in all ability groups. The additional content requited for the separate sciences is studied in five additional lessons per fortnight for the students following this pathway.