Science

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 Science is taught in mixed ability groups.  Year 8 and Year 9 pupils are taught Science in groups banded by ability. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is skills based and offers many practical opportunities. A weekly Science club for Year 7 pupils extends pupils’ experiences beyond the classroom. Year 8 students are given the opportunity to enter the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry competition at Aberystwyth University.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Separate Science and Double Award Science are examined through the WJEC and are also available through Welsh. 

Key Stage 5

At AS/A2 level a large number of pupils opt to study the sciences. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are offered. Completion and success rates are very high. As a result of the strong grounding they receive at A level many of our students choose to pursue their scientific interests further at University, with pupils routinely accepted onto Russell Group University courses.

Welsh Medium

Through the medium of Welsh there is one Year 7 class whilst in Years 8 to 11 there are two Welsh Medium classes.

Facilities

The suites of specialist laboratories are well resourced.  All science teachers are supplied with powerful tablet style personal computers. Data projectors are installed to all labs to provide teachers with the opportunity to enhance the delivery of the science curriculum with this exciting technology.

Performance

This is a strong department where examination results are consistently above local and national averages.

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