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Science and Technology

Welcome to the Science Faculty

Our faculty includes a range of subjects that are academic and practical in nature which provide students with the opportunity to experience learning inside a laboratory and obtain key skills associated with a science career.

 

Science

At Key Stage 3

We use the Activate science scheme of work to support you through the journey of Key Stage 3. We will train you to become scientists for the future. You will need to be able to ask scientific questions, plan investigations, record and analyse the data. You will study a range of topics from Cells in biology to Space in physics. 

 

Combined Science

At Key Stage 4

GCSE study in the sciences provides the foundation for understanding the material world.

Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. All students should learn essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should gain appreciation of how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural can be described.

 

Science Curriculum Map

 

GCSE Combined Science Specification

 


Design Technology

At Key Stage 3

Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.

You will use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering your own and others’ needs, wants and values.

You will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art in your Design Technology lessons. You will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

High-quality design technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.

Design Technology Curriculum Map


Engineering

The engineering sector in the UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering, which covers a wide range of exciting and rapidly developing areas such as renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, creative industries, automotive, agri-food and bioscience. People with engineering skills are always in demand. Between 2020 and 2030, engineering companies are projected to have 2.84 million job openings.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is the same size and level as a GCSE and is aimed at everyone who would like to find out more about engineering by undertaking your own projects.

On this course, you will:

  • learn about the key engineering sectors – mechanics, electrical/electronic and engineering design and how they contribute to industry
  • develop key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, planning, making, using CAD and disassembly
  • develop key skills for employment in engineering sectors, such as problem solving, design, creativity, communication and collaboration.

Engineering Curriculum Map

Engineering Specification


Food

At Key Stage 3

The focus of studying Food in year 7 & 8 is to build useful skills in the kitchen and an understanding of the importance of a healthy diet.  Students will be taught food preparation and cooking skills, food preparation skills and clearing away skills.  They will enjoy making a varied menu that will include starters, main meals and desserts as well as finger foods and cakes.  They will also, and more importantly, learn the skill of making good healthy food on a budget – a skill that is very important in today’s society.


Food & Cookery

At Key Stage 4

Working in food or cookery requires you to have a passion for food, an interest in and understanding of how it impacts on the body and a wide range of skills depending on your job role and the setting you work in.

Careers linked to food are many and varied. For some the appeal is in hospitality and catering, for others it is in health and well-being.  There is also the world of food development and production to consider and food retail.

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