In Y7 pupils taught in mixed ability groups in forms.From Y9 pupils are vertically streamed into four groups, becoming five groups inY10, in each of two parallel bands.
In Y7 – Y9 we follow a general science course using the QCA Department of Education recommended programme of study. Our top pupils, based on performance in Y8, start a three year GCSE Triple Science course in Y9. This leads GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics run by the OCR examining group.
In Y10 – Y11 we use the Oxford GCSE textbooks as our main resource leading to the OCR Core GCSE in Y10 and the Additional Science GCSE in Y11.
For pupils who perform better under continual assessment rather than an end of year exam, we offer a Level 2 BTEC in Science which is equivalent to two GCSEs
In Y12 – Y13 we use Nelson Thornes AS and A2 textbooks for all three Sciences.
Click here for Science revision pack
Click here for Science GCSE Past Papers
Click here for Y10 & Y11 Home Learning Assignments
11/05/12 - Science Success for the Friary - click here
First Prize for Year 8 Chemists at the Annual Festival of Chemistry:
Science is taught in eight dedicated science laboratories. One of the teaching rooms has an Interactive Whiteboard and all rooms are fitted with a ceiling based projector and speakers.
Mr N Carney - Head of Science
Mr J Chick - Head of Biology
Dr V Randerson - Head of Chemistry
Mr D Brown - Head of Physics
Mr P Hudson - Teacher of Physics/Science
Mrs W Shepperson - Teacher of Biology/Science
Mr S Awbery - Teacher of Biology/Physics/Science
Mr G Macdonald - Teacher of Biology/Physics/Science
Mrs R Whitehead - Teacher of Chemistry/Science
Miss N Wilson - Teacher of Chemistry/Science
Ms N Macdonald - Teacher of Chemistry/Science & Lead IV BTEC Applied Science
Courses & Syllabus
Y10 and Y11 OCR Biology, OCR Chemistry and OCR Physics
Y10 OCR Science J261 (Gateway Suite)
Y11 OCR Additional
Science J262 (Gateway Suite)
Y10 and Y11 BTEC Level 2 Applied Science
AQA AS Biology and A2 Biology
AQA AS Chemistry and A2 Chemistry
AQA AS Physics and A2 Physics
Links for Learning
Details of the science courses we follow can be found as follows
A LEVEL http://web.aqa.org.uk/admin/qp-ms_library.php