The Science team are delighted with the progress and achievement of the students in 2016-17. In the each of the separate sciences for Biology, Chemistry and Physics; students achieved a 100% pass rate (A*-C). 50% of Chemistry students, over 50% of Biology students and one third of Physics students achieving either an A or an A*. In both Core and Additional Science, students outperformed their targets, with 50% of students achieving with an A*-C grade.
Staff are giving of their time and have ensured that students have taken part in multiple education visits including to the Big Bang exhibition.
The strong results of the department are as a result of the hard work of the students and staff and the irresistible curriculum developed over time that includes a mastery approach at KS3 where we make sure that students have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of Science no matter their starting points, that students develop their concrete understanding through practical work, and that the achievement and progress of the students is recognised.
Here is the vision and mission statement of the Science and Engineering Department:
‘All students provided with a broad and balanced curriculum that is appropriate to the needs of the individual student at each key stage, a curriculum that they enjoy and not only provides them with academic success but also the skills they require to succeed beyond the Academy’.
‘All staff will be supported and provided with the tools to facilitate the best opportunities for students and their own self-development’.