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Science

The Science Department at Kineton High School give students Science lessons that cover a range of different skills that can be transferable across the curriculum.  Our Science teachers are dynamic and offer a range of activities within their lessons.  We aim to provide students with a varied Science curriculum that can lead on to further education.

Key Stage 3

Students are assessed in a range of different ways including;

  • Examinations at reporting periods
  • Exam style questions through topics
  • Practical skills through Investigations designed to maintain and develop the curiosity in Science
  • ILTs (Independent Learning Tasks) designed to allow students to be creative and also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills in Science

 

Year 7 and 8 – Based on the Fusion book series

Covering topics;

  • Biology: Cells, Organs, Reproduction, Ecology Diet and Health, Breathing and Respiration Genetics and evolution
  • Chemistry: Acids, Alkalis, Particles, Atoms and compounds, The Earth, Reactions and Energy changes in reactions
  • Physics: Electricity and Magnestism, Forces and Light, Space, Matter and Energy and Forces and Speed

 

Key Stage 4

GCSE content is taught from Year 9-11 and we use the AQA examination board. GCSE’s are 100% examination taken at the end of Year 11.

Triple Award Science – This is offered to the highest attaining students at the end of Year 9. Students study all three Sciences, getting three GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Combined Science – This is offered at Higher and Foundation level and students recieve two GCSE’s. The GCSE’s contain elements of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and students take examinations in all three subjects. They will be awarded two GCSE’s from all the examinations combined.

Key Stage 5

A-level’s are offered in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, all following the AQA course.

We are also developing a range of extra curicular activites including the EES Engineering Scheme where students can achieve a Gold Crest award.

Biology

Biology is a popular A Level subject, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects.  Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Others go on to careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching.

The Biology A Level course helps students develop a number of skills:

  • How to collect data and evaluate it
  • How to investigate facts and use deduction
  • How to put over your point of view effectively
  • How to take responsibility for your own learning

 

Chemistry

Students with a wide range of interests enjoy the chemistry course. Whether you want a job in medicine or industry, chemistry is the solid platform upon which careers are built.

The Chemistry A Level course helps students develop a number of skills:

  • How to assemble data and assess it
  • How to investigate facts and use deduction
  • How to put over your point of view fluently
  • How to work as a team to achieve results
  • Chemistry is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip you for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries.

 

Physics

The specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Progress smoothly from previous GCSE studies in physics
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of physics
  • Gain hands-on practical skills and data analysis skills
  • Appreciate how science works and its relevance beyond the laboratory
  • See how physics links to other sciences and how the subject underpins important modern technologies
  • For more information about Science at Kineton High School please contact Mrs J Stephens.
  • A-level Physics provides unparalleled interest for those who want to know more about how things work, from simple mechanical devices, to sub-atomic particles to the workings of whole galaxies.  At the same time you will develop your skills in observation, reasoning, logic, presentation and problem solving; making Physics a highly desirable qualification in a wide number of fields, including, engineering, architecture, electronics, programming and medicine.

 

For more information about Science at Kineton High School please contact Mrs J Stephens.