Science is a very dynamic subject which is constantly changing as the world around us evolves. Science covers three main disciplines:
- Biology - the study of the living world
- Chemistry - the study of matter and the behaviour of different materials
- Physics - the study of properties of matter and energy
The Science Department at Arden has eleven laboratories and fifteen Science teachers who are specialists in one or more of the above areas. All teachers deliver all Science until Year 11 and then focus on their specialist area with Sixth Form students.
The following link will take you to the Arden Science Home Page for all teaching and learning resources for KS3, KS4 and KS5. The site is hosted by Google Suite for Education, hence you will need to use a pupil school email and password to access this area.
Health and Safety in the Science Department
In the Science block there are obviously some risks which need to be monitored and managed constantly.
Key Stage 3
For further information about the programmes of study for each Year group, please refer to the relevant section below:
Key Stage 4 - Year 11
For information about the courses for current Year 11 students, please refer to the headings below:
Key Stage 4 - Year 10
For information about the courses available at Arden for Key Stage 4 students who are currently in year 10, please refer to the headings below:
Key Stage 5
At A Level all of the Sciences are taught as separate subjects, selected by the students as their GCSE’s come to an end.
Numeracy and Literacy in Science
In the Science Department we recognise the importance of Numeracy and Literacy across the curriculum. For Science it would be impossible to learn, discover and share ideas and inventions without the use of Numeracy and Literacy.
SMSC in Science
SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and here at Arden we feel that it is vital we teach students the essential SMSC...
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. At Arden we offer a number of cross-curricular projects that enable students to make the necessary connections between these four fundamentally vital subjects.
The Howe Building
The building was named after a former Head of Science, Phil Howe.
Why we like Science
Members of the Science Department explain why Science means so much to them...