At Key Stage 4 the majority of students follow the OCR Gateway Core and Additional courses that will enable them to achieve 2 GCSEâ€™s in science. A further 20% of Year 10 follow the OCR Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses that will enable them to achieve 3 GCSEâ€™s in science. This set of qualifications enable smooth progression from GCSE to A level studies in Chemistry, Physics and Biology. A minority of students follow the OCR Applied Science (Double Award) designed to offer students the opportunity to widen their participation in vocationally related learning. Each Year Group of students at KS4 is organised into ability bands and follows courses either at a Higher or Foundation level according to ability. All courses are supported by text books and Departmental resources in the form of documented lesson plans and supporting worksheets.
Post 16 studies We have specialist teachers teaching Advanced level Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
COLTON HILLS COMMUNITY SCHOOL A SPECIALIST LANGUAGE COLLEGE
There are 2 parts to each qualification. An AS qualification is taken at the end of the first year and an A2 qualification is taken at the end of the second year. Most full A Levels are made up of 4 modules, the first 2 leading to an AS qualification. It is possible to take an AS qualification without going on to complete a full A Level. AS/A Levels are graded from A to E grade. There are entry requirements to study A level sciences.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS 2009
SCIENCE SUBJECT LEADER Dr R K Grewal
EXCELLENCE FOR ALL
INTRODUCTION The Science Department has six full-time and two part-time teaching staff, three full time Laboratory Technicians. In addition to the curriculum leader, there are two other members of staff with posts of responsibility: i) ii)
Coaching and Assessment Leader. Primary Liaison.
The teaching accommodation comprises six fully equipped Laboratories and one preparation room, and a biology and chemistry store. Each Laboratory has an interactive board and ICT projector and internet connections.
One of the Departmental aims is to provide students with a relevant and practical experience of Science and courses are designed to fulfil this.
On entry to the School, students will follow a course based upon the Fusion framework, supported by resources to meet the needs of all abilities. The groups are setted according to ability with the facility to move between groups at certain points during the three years. Commencing September â€™09 pupils will begin GCSE studies in Year 8. We hope that all pupils will transition from Key stage 3 to key stage 4 with GCSE in Science.