Key Stage 5

Year 12

Science

From September 2015 A Level science subjects will be following the new AS and A Level curricula. 

All of the sciences are taught as separate subjects, selected by the students as their GCSEs come to an end. Students are expected to have gained at least a B in GCSE Science from the different pathways and in order to succeed must have a genuine interest in the subject.

Success rates in A Level Science are exceptionally high and are still increasing thanks to the dedication of the staff delivering the courses

 

Biology (Exam board - OCR)

Biology continues the study of living organisms and their environment. It expands on work from GCSE and raises students to standards required to study degree level biology based subjects.  A Level biology is examined terminally at the end of Year 13.

 

Chemistry (Exam board - AQA)

Chemistry continues the work from GCSE chemistry focusing on both organic and inorganic chemistry modules. The course raises the students understanding from GCSE level to a degree entry level understanding required by universities.  A Level Chemistry is examined terminally at the end of Year 13.

 

Physics (Exam board - AQA)

Physics continues the work from GCSE physics and build students to have a good grasp of physics concepts needed for degree level courses.  A Level physics is examined terminally at the end of Year 13.

 

Year 13 

Science

At A Level all of the sciences are taught as separate subjects, selected by the students as their GCSEs come to an end. Students are expected to have gained at least a B in GCSE Science from the different pathways and in order to succeed must have a genuine interest in the subject. Success rates in A Level Science are high and are increasing thanks to the dedication of the staff delivering it.

 

Biology (Exam board - OCR)

Biology continues the study of living organisms and their environment. It expands on work from GCSE and raises students to standards required to study degree level biology based subjects. The course is split into six units, two of which are coursework based and the remaining four are examined modules.

 

Chemistry (Exam board - AQA)

Chemistry continues the work from GCSE chemistry focusing on both organic and inorganic chemistry modules. The course raises the students understanding from GCSE level to a degree entry level understanding required by universities. The Chemistry course is split into six units, two of which are coursework based and the remaining four are examined modules.

 

Physics (Exam board - AQA)

Physics continues the work from GCSE physics and build students to have a good grasp of physics concepts needed for degree level courses. The Physics course is split into six units, two of which are coursework based and the remaining four are examined modules.