Science at Woodlands stems around enabling access to learning through nurturing and by fostering curiosity in the minds of our pupils. We aim to challenge, stretch and inspire. We encourage all pupils to question the world around them. Not just that things work, but how they work and why it matters. We expect our pupils will make progress and achieve a qualification in Science that is relevant to them. This is achieved through the use of varied teaching strategies such as practical investigations, modelling, group work, discussion, debate and play.
The aim of KS3 Science is to equip pupils with the enthusiasm, curiosity, skills and the knowledge to successfully complete a qualification at KS4. Pupils will cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics in line with the national curriculum. This will include genetics, ecology, forces, energy, chemical reactions and Earth science.
In Key stage 4 the pupils will complete at least one qualification chosen specifically for their needs.
Depending on the requirement of the individual pupil, qualifications available in science include the AQA Entry Level Qualification, which can lead to a GCSE in Biology.