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The Norwood School

Science

Students complete Key Stage 3 Science in 2 years through a condensed curriculum with high challenge. Students develop their investigative skills and core content knowledge during the first two years and start GCSE Sciences in Year 9.

They have the option of Triple Science, Double Science or BTEC Science depending on their interest and aptitude in the subject. Students with Triple Science study Chemistry, Biology and Physics separately and receive three separate grades at GCSE, whilst Double science students receive two grades for Science.

Year 7 science is exciting, stimulating and engaging as it teaches students to think about science in terms of evidence and explanations.

Students initially study safety in the laboratory and ways of investigating in science including forensic science. They learn the key ideas in science such as cells, particles and energy and apply their knowledge to explain ideas and a range of phenomena.