Science & Technology Faculty
Welcome to the Science & Technology Faculty
As a Faculty we always aim to set work that will create independent learners by ensuring lessons promote collaboration, resourcefulness, resilience and reflective learners – We want to promote the attitude that ‘’when I get stuck it's not that I can't do it, it's just I can't do it yet!’’
We try to relate lessons to the ideas that shape our understanding of the world around us by promoting this through SMSC in our lessons.
We want to provide a science and technology curriculum that encourages passion and is compelling to our learners.
We are aware of the immense role that Science and Technology plays in society so we promote science and technology based professions and their gateway routes so that learners have an awareness of the exciting job opportunities that are available to them.
Science at Key stage 3, we have adopted the new AQA Activate Science Scheme of Work designed to support every student on their journey through KS3 to KS4 success. Activate has been designed to spark students' curiosity in science, whilst gradually building the maths, literacy and working scientifically skills vital for success at GCSE.
Technology at Key Stage 3, Food Technology and Textiles are offered on a rotation.
In addition we continue to tailor our Schemes of Work and lesson plans and resources to match the needs of our learners. We promote the use of scientific enquiry and encourage learners to solve problems and critically evaluate methods and claims. Practical work in both science and technology offers the opportunity for pupils to gain the experience of using equipment, whilst the investigations we carry out require our learners to develop a higher level of cognitive thinking.
Technology at KS4 Beginning in Year 9 students can choose Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.
We are following the AQA Trilogy GCSE course.
Ms L. Haigh
Head of Science and Technology
Miss L. Eyre
Teacher of Technology
Mrs C. Lee
Teacher of Science
Mrs K. Wickers
Teacher of Science
Mr H Johnson
Science Laboratory Technician
Mrs C. Cave
Food Technology technician
Our expectations within the classroom environment include having an open mind, a willingness to meet challenges and working hard.
Practically, we expect students to be equipped with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and for KS4 science a scientific calculator is valuable.
Food Technology : It is an expectation that Ingredients for practical lessons are brought from home for each lesson.
We provide a number of opportunities for assessment at both Key stages and regularly monitor progress and attainment and provide intervention whenever required.
Yr 11 GCSE Science
Yr11 GCSE Past Papers
Year 11 Food Preparation and Nutrition
Specification and past papers. www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation-and-nutrition
If you have any questions for us, as a team, get in touch through the website!
We have interventions, school trips and revision sessions running throughout the year to enhance the Science and Technology experience – make sure you get involved!
Scheme of Work
A Level Biology Spec