Science

 Welcome to the Science Department.

Head of Department: Dr R Butler

Teaching Staff:
Mr S Aylward
Mrs J Bonnett
Miss B Charles
Mr M Clapp
Mr S England
Miss B Glonekova
Dr L Hart
Mr D Keyes
Miss K Northcott
Miss H Pardey
Mr M Suchecki
Ms M Warden
Mr S Willis

Technician Staff

Ms K Meadows - Head Technician
Ms P Dandy
Mrs D Kelbrick
Mrs F Parkinson

Key S​tage 3 Science at King Alfred School is centred on the “big idea principle”. 

The generalisations, principles and models which connect concepts are at the heart of our course.  We believe this is how students learn to see the world analytically, to explain phenomena and also to make predictions. All the key skills needed for their next stage of scientific learning are covered as part of the course.  Alongside general curriculum time we also have many extra-curricular activities such as the after school science club.

Key Stage 4 students are studying from the AQA trilogy programme, which has been carefully selected to meet the needs of our students and is part of the new suite of GCSEs starting examination in 2018. This double award course is assessed by exams and is centred on excellent practical skills and the ability to use the key principles of working scientifically, taught throughout Key stage 3.  This course is taught as three separate Sciences and some students may have the opportunity to combine this with the separate Science GCSE, enabling them to have three Science GCSEs. This acts as an excellent platform for A-level Sciences and further post-16 study.  We offer many after school sessions that include Astronomy and GCSE intervention and support.

In the VIth Form we offer three A Levels in Biology (AQA), Chemistry (OCR) and Physics (OCR).

 

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