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SCIENCE at PARRS WOOD

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The Science Faculty here at Parrs Wood High School is a highly successful faculty. We pride ourselves in the choice of subjects available to our students across all age ranges and abilities.

 

As teachers, we strive to work closely as a dynamic and innovative team, to deliver the curriculum effectively so that students can enjoy Science, achieve success and relate it to the world around them.

 

The main aim of the Science Faculty is to work with students to help them develop and fulfill their highest potential, whilst preparing them for the adult world.

 

Everywhere you look in the modern world, science plays a vital part in our lives. From ground breaking advances in medicine to pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the Universe.

 

 

THE CURRICULUM


Key Stage 3

Students currently study a three-year Key Stage 3. Year 7, 8 and 9 students follow the faculties own scheme of learning and this has been developed using the national curriculum and strategies such as the National Key Stage 3 Strategy. The scheme is regularly reviewed and modified to cater for the needs of all students at Parrs Wood High School.

 

Year 7 Program of study

In year 7, much emphasis is placed on the important learning skills, which are required to study science. Although students will have studied science at Primary school they need to adapt to the new learning environment of a science lab. Time is spent at the beginning of the year teaching students these basic skills. The students then follow units of study, which include: Science Skills, Cells, Energy, Forces, Interdependence and Particles.

 

Year 8 Program of study

In year 8, students follow units of study, which include: Cells, Energy, Forces, Interdependence and Particles.

 

Year 9 Program of study

In year 9, students follow units of study, which include: Cells, Energy, Forces, Interdependence and Particles.

Higher ability students in year 9 will start their seperate GCSE curriculum. See Key Stage 4 for further details.

 


Key Stage 4

We offer the following at KS4:

 

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Core and Additional Science - GCSE

 

Seperate Sciences - three separate GCSE grades

 

BTEC Science

 

 


Key Stage 5

 

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We offer the following subjects at Parrs Wood Sixth Form (click on the name for a subject leaflet):

 

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Biology - A Level Chemistry - A Level Physics - A Level
 

STAFF IN SCIENCE

 

The Director of Faculty
Dr Wild


Mr Bailey

Mr Baker - Sixth Form Leadership

Ms Begum

Mr Blake - Head of Physics

Ms Bryson

Mr Crickett

Mr Dawson

Ms Gill

Ms Hadden - KS3 Coordinator

Mr Heron

Ms Kattou

Ms Lampard

Mr Langford

Mr McElwee

Dr Rawsterne

Ms Reid - Head of Biology

Ms Turner

Ms Woollaston - Head of Chemistry

 

Useful Links

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MyBigCampus GCSE Science
past papers page


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Doddle Learn – Interactive teaching software for all key stages


 



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