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Willows High School


Science - Mr Castle

Name:    Mrs Suzie Warren
Twitter: @WillowsScience

Key Stage 3: Years7-9

Key Stage 3 

Studying Science encourages students to be curious about the world around them and discuss issues that may affect their own lives, society and the future of the world. The skills and techniques taught throughout KS3 allow them opportunities to find explanations. The KS3 course follows the national curriculum and engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas. Experiments and models are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought. Pupils learn how knowledge and understanding in science have developed from a foundation based on evidence. They discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change – affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. 

The students scientific skills are assessed throughout KS3 via scientific enquiries this will give them their level at the end of the key stage.   

Key Stage 4: GCSE/BTEC/VCERT/Other

Awarding Body

Key Stage 4: 

The KS4 Science course at Willows is accessible to pupils of all ranges and abilities. The courses currently on offer are WJEC IVQ Applied Science and EDEXCEL GCSE Double Award Science. 

Core and Additional Science 

Candidates entering for the EDEXCEL  GCSE Core Science qualification will complete three external unit assessments plus a controlled assessment task. The GCSE Additional Science qualification consists of another three externally assessed units plus a further Controlled Assessment task.  This will result in two GCSE qualifications in Core Science and Additional Science. 

Applied Science 

Pupils follow the WJEC IVQ Applied Science and IVQ Science for Work courses to enable all pupils to achieve two level 2 (GCSE equivalent) qualifications. Each qualification consists of both controlled assessment tasks and externally assessed examinations.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Science club

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