Lead practioner of Science and Assoc Assistant Headteacher: Mrs U Sarwar
Heard of Tim Peak? Brian Cox? Helen Sharman? Isaac Newton? Marie Curie? Professor Winston? Stephen Hawking? They are all Scientists!. Science is everywhere, Science is you! It is the foundation of an innovative culture and at the core of significant social and political decisions. Understanding Science is crucial for all of us so we can be informed and active in our personal future and also that of our country and our planet too. It is all of the above that drives the Science team at Prestwich Arts College to engage our students in real-life contexts of learning and equip them with skills to become more self aware and responsible young people.
Our Key Stage 3 Science course is totally unique because we designed it ourselves! At KS3 students are taught a range of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics on rotation all embedded in Working scientifically skills . After each unit, there is a revision period and then a unit test. Activelearn is the programme we set homework on and we also encourage the use of SENECAlearning.com
Science is study of how the world goes around - from the smallest bug to the largest solar system. Our teachers write quizzes that make it a joy for you to learn KS3 Science in Years 7, 8 and 9. Amongst other subjects you will find Acid, Atoms, Energy, Food, Health, Light, Speed and Reproduction
At KS4 most students study Combined science trilogy which leads to 2 GCSE qualifications. There are a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics taught in rotation and mid and end of unit tests to assess.
AQA | Science | GCSE | Combined Science: Trilogy
Combined Science: Trilogy is part of our science suite, developed with teachers to inspire and challenge students of all abilities and aspirations.
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Students will follow one of the above options depending on their own interest and ability. Each GCSE can be taken at either foundation or higher level of entry.
Half Term 5
Half Term 3
Half Term 2
- Key stage 3 Science club
- Year 7 Science & engineering week activities
- Visit to Blackpool Zoo to help with the ecology section of the KS3 course.
- After school drop-in help during GCSE.
- Targeted revision sessions near exam time
- The Faculty also has sets of Chromebooks, Netbooks and wireless learner response units to aid students learning.
Three things you can do to help your child
- Encourage them to watch any science related program on TV, such as “Bang goes the theory!”
- Take an interest in what they are doing in science and talk to them about any aspects of science that come into your job or everyday life.
- Instead of asking your child “what did you learn today at school”, ask them “did you ask a good question today?” encourage them to be inquisitive, to want to know about the world around them.