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 grade 6 in GCSE Science from the different pathways and in order to succeed must have a genuine interest in the subject. Achievement in Maths GCSE is also taken into consideration. 

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 grade 6 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. 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.