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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

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Science

Science at Worthing High School involves:

  • A challenging and varied curriculum
  • Excellent, exciting enrichment activities for all
  • A robust grading and target setting system
  • Extremely high standards of teaching and learning
  • Dynamic staff who really love Science teaching
  • Subject specialists delivering content

Information about the Science Department

Aims of the science department

  • To inspire students to take Science further to college and university.
  • To ensure all students develop sound practical skills.
  • To encourage students to enthusiastically explore and question the world around them.
  • To encourage every student to fulfil or exceed their potential in a supportive environment.

Departmental Staff

  • AHT Leader of Science – Mr T Izod
  • Second in Science, KS4 lead – Mr A Kent
  • STEM co-ordinator – Mr N Erbes
  • KS3 lead – Mrs J McHale
  • Ms H Schuler
  • Miss R Mills
  • Miss T Miah
  • Ms C Brown

Facilities

  • 7 specialist Science Laboratories
  • 4 mobile fume cupboards
  • Department nature pond
  • 2 Prep rooms

Our Philosophy

Anything can be achieved if you work hard, with enthusiasm and resilience. We aim to promote a keen interest in the Scientific world around us. Constantly question why and how? 

KS3 (Year 7 & 8)

Students at KS3 are following modules of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will carry out practical work and will sit formative assessment, during the terms as well as summative topic tests at the end of each half term. 

We run a popular Science club on Tuesday after school investigating and developing experimental techniques and extending students understanding and knowledge of Science. Students participating in Science club also work towards attaining CREST awards for Science (additional national qualification, see http://www.crestawards.org/ for more info).

KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

At KS4 all students will be completing the AQA triple (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or combined trilogy GCSEs. The courses are graded by students taking 6 exams (2 of each discipline) at the end of year 11. 100% of the final grade is based on these exams.

Over the course of their GCSEs students will take a number of end of topic tests with mock exams being given at the end of year 10 and periodically over year 11.

For further information, please see the AQA website links below:

Combined Science Trilogy: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Biology: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

Chemistry: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

Physics: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463

 

INDEPENDENT LEARNING

Students in year 7, 8 and 9 are set 2 activities of SAM learning (www.samlearning.com) Science homework per week with additional assignments set by the teacher when and when appropriate.

Students in year 10 and 11 follow the Tassomai (www.tassomai.com) course designed to provide a differentiated individual guide through GSCE Science. In addition, class teachers will also set assignments where and when appropriate.

We expect all students in all years to spend time revising and preparing for exams. We will publish specific resources on show my homework (www.teamsatchel.com) but other useful websites are:

BBC Bitesize: www.bbc.com/education/subjects/z7nygk7

Save my exams:

 

 

Additional Sessions

Period 6 - Wednesday in C7

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – Lunchtime catch up (B3)

Thursday – Lunchtime Science helpdesk (C6)