FOUNDATION | EXAMINATION | ADVANCED
During the Foundation stage of The Kingsbury Curriculum (Year 7 and Year 8) students are taught the majority of the content from the Science National Curriculum. Topics such as cells, life processes, acids, rocks, forces and electricity develop knowledge gained at primary school. Students follow the curriculum based on the Activate 1+2 KS3 course.
The students have the opportunity to take part in a weekly science club in year 7 and a STEM CREST award club in Years 8 and 9. The clubs have had success in reaching the final of national competitions including the BP STEM challenge in 2019 and winning the The BioMedia Meltdown competition in 2018.
The Examination Stage sees students begin with consolidating some of the Science concepts and skills needed to be successful at GCSE. Students are taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate subjects and the curriculum is designed to strengthen students’ knowledge and understanding of key scientific concepts that will provide a strong foundation for GCSE. Students follow the AQA exam specification.
In the Sixth Form students can elect to study A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each taught by a subject specialist. At this level of learning the sciences become more diverse and the individuality of each discipline becomes apparent. Practical science is at the core of each course and students will enhance their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of whichever science they chose to study.