Students in Year 10 and 11 follow the GCSE Edexcel Science and Additional Science courses, which leads to two separate GCSE grades. These courses offer students a variety of experiences across the three science curriculum areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and encourages an appreciation of what science can teach students about themselves, the environment and the universe. For those who would like to take science to an even greater depth there is also the option of taking triple science which leads to three separate GCSE grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Students are assessed both internally, through practical investigations and research, and externally, through unit exams, offering students a chance to excel in both areas. Students are offered the chance to be entered for either a Foundation or Higher Tier exam ensuring students can achieve their best. These assessments are sat in November, March and June.
Upper school homework is set weekly and can be up to an hour in duration. This work complements classwork and is used as a revision aid for their GCSE’s.