Our Curriculum Intent

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Year 7 and 8

Key Stage 3 Science is taught over two years.  The content reflects the National Curriculum and broadly follows the Exploring Science scheme of work.  As a department we have modified this scheme of work to more closely follow the GCSE scheme we use.  This enables students to achieve a solid foundation of all the key concepts required for further study at KS4.  We teach topics that cover biology, chemistry and physics.  Investigation and practical skills form a large part of KS3 science.

Year 9, 10 and 11

At the start of year 9, pupils will embark on the AQA 1-9 GCSE course. By the end of the 3 year GCSE course they will either achieve 2 GCSE’s in Combined Science or 3 GCSE’s in Separate Sciences. The pathway shall be decided at the end of year 10. The course is broken up into topics, each with Biology, Chemistry and a Physics component.  At the end of each topic there will be an assessment to track pupil progress.  

Extra Curricular Opportunities: 

At CCSC there is a well attended STEM club. In this club you will learn how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can be used to tackle real like scenarios. From robotic challenges, to building rockets, to tackling global problems. If you’re passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and enjoy working as a team then this club is for you! 

For further information about Combined Science please visit the official course website by clicking THIS LINK.

For further information about Biology please visit the official course website by clicking THIS LINK.

For further information about Chemistry please visit the official course website by clicking THIS LINK.

For further information about Physics please visit the official course website by clicking THIS LINK.

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