Subject overview: Science at Douay provides pupils with the skills necessary to analyse the world around them. Theory and practical work from all science disciplines have been used to create a skills based curriculum.
What we cover in each year group:
In Year 7 and 8 pupils follow a curriculum designed to promote analytical and critical thinking skills. Pupils will study a term of biology followed by a term of chemistry and then physics. To further enthuse them in their discovery our students are set project based homework tasks which complement the area of science they are studying.
In years 9-11 pupils will be working towards their GCSEs. We have 2 pathways, combined science and separate sciences (triple science). Here at Douay we follow the Edexcel exam board. The GCSE courses build on and extend the knowledge our pupils gained from their studies at KS3. There is no coursework element to the GCSEs and all exams are taken at the end of the 3 year course.
- In combined science pupils will experience a range of concepts from biology, chemistry and physics.
- Students undertaking the triple science option will study each science separately and will be guided to have a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry and physics.
In Years 12 & 13 we offer follow the Edexcel specifications and the physics follows AQA. Links to the websites are below.
Enrichment: We ensure pupils are given opportunities to learn outside the classroom at all key stages. These include visits to the Science museum, talks by leading scientists or visits to universities. A science club is offered to pupils in Y7 and 8.
Head of Department: Mr H Dole