Science department overview 

The science department endeavour to make all lessons fun and engaging for all students. Our aim is to use the science curriculum to help students develop skills that can be used in different forms of employment or further education, as well as develop their independence.

Each year has a curriculum that links to employability, functional skills and real –life scenarios to help students develop their understanding and skills ready for the next chapter in their life whether that is in education or the world of work.

The science department have re-created the science curriculum to become more life based, it has more opportunities for cross curricular links and development of skills for employment, independence and communication. Each year has a specialised curriculum of ‘science for life’ where it is adapted especially for that age group and their abilities. This new curriculum gives the theory and practice that students will need as they grow independent and become adults in the world of work.


Students will complete AQA Science Entry Level (5960) during years 9 to 11, which will give the students the relevant theory needed if they are to complete Science based qualifications in the future. The course includes 6 different topics related to chemistry, physics and biology. Each topic has coursework and short end of topic exam that is completed within the classroom.

Any questions please contact Mrs Andreou-Dorey, Head of Science department.