2018 - 2020
Course Content & Assessment
We have a staff comprising of thirteen teachers, three technicians and a teaching assistant. Amongst the team there are specialist teachers in the three traditional Sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics and teachers with experience of various aspects of Applied Science. This is reflected in the courses offered at GCSE and Post 16.The broad spectrum of staff specialisms coupled with a high level of ICT skills have led to a Science curriculum that encompasses a range of learning styles and encourages students to develop skills that encourage them to examine the world around them.
Students develop a deeper appreciation of how science works. They will learn to appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. Students will be able to participate in fieldwork and complete required practical experiments.
At Post 16 level four courses are offered. AS/A2 Applied Science, AS/A2 Biology, AS/A2 Chemistry, AS/A2 Physics.
This range of Advanced level courses offers academic or applied routes to higher education. The number of students studying one or more Post 16 Science course has increased over the last three years. Many of the students have been inspired to continue to study Science related subjects at University and frequently return to Q.E. or stay in contact to share their experiences.
Physics is a highly regarded, rigorous and academic course with clear progressions and a multitude of eventual careers. It is a massively versatile course with students demonstrating logical and analytical thought processes, numeracy, information technology skills, organisation and the ability to see straight to the heart of a problem. These skills are widely transferable and are part of the reason why Physics is such a highly regarded qualification. Physics offers a broad and deep insight into the functioning of the universe on length scales ranging from particles within a single proton up to the expansion and subsequent evolution of the universe since the beginning of time. It is this unique experience of scale that physics can offer from within the classroom.
Entry Criteria & Progression
Route A: GCSE Grade 6 in Triple Science Biology and a Grade 6 in English Language and Mathematics.
Route B: Route B: GCSE Grade 6/6 in Combined science and a Grade 6 in English Language and Maths
Degree level course in a Biology-related discipline such as Biology, Medicine,
Dentistry, Nursing, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Conservation, Forensic Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Teaching, Physiotherapy. Employment with environmental agencies, laboratory work, research and development, quality control or veterinary assistant.