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Contact: Head of Science - Ms D. Kaniuka

DKaniuka@rbhs.co.uk   

Subject Overview

Our Science Curriculums offer students the chance to study a range of topics across all three subject areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The aim of our curriculums is to make them engaging and contextual. We hope that all students studying our curriculums feel inspired and enthused about Science whilst feeling high levels of challenge. Students learn a range of skills including, analysis and evaluation, mathematical and practical across all three key stages. Students will become more confident in recalling and applying knowledge from all areas of the curriculum. All of the curriculums we offer gradually increase in difficulty as student’s progress through year groups and key stages. 

Our curriculums help students develop the essential skills needed to pursue a career in Science whilst furthering their subject specific knowledge across all three Sciences. By offering a curriculum that helps students improve their communication and organisational skills, our students will be more prepared for a career in any subject area.

 

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Key Stage 3 Overview:

 We follow the National Curriculum for Science at Key Stage 3.

Students study all three Science subject areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The key stage 3 curriculum runs from year 7 to year 9 and covers all aspects of the National Curriculum. The key stage 3 curriculum is an appropriate transition from Key Stage 2 Science, and fully prepares students to progress to Key Stage 4.

 Key Stage 4 Overview

We follow the AQA GCSE Science Curriculum at Key Stage 4. Students studying Key Stage 4 Science will either complete the Combined Science: Trilogy course (foundation or higher tier) or Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). The AQA GCSE Curriculum is studied in years 10 and 11. 

Key Stage 5 Overview:

We offer a range of Key Stage 5 Subjects. Chemistry and Physics follow the AQA Curriculum – both courses last two years. Biology follows the OCR Curriculum and Applied Science follows the Pearson BTEC Curriculum (both again lasting two years). Our Key Stage 5 Curriculums develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. They also ensure that students develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.