Science at Abbs Cross Academy will maintain curiosity by putting scientific enquiry at the heart of teaching and learning.
We strive to make science exciting, inspiring and relevant. We want young people to develop a broad base of scientific knowledge to understand the world they live in, to learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.
The department aims to equip the students with essential, reasoning, practical and scientific literacy skills. We hope that this allows students to transfer these skills over to their daily lives as well as their academic achievement.
Key stage 3
Students in year 7 and 8 follow a challenging and accelerated two-year key stage 3 Activate courses which aim to prepare and ignite a passion for science. In year 9 the students follow a skill based key stage four AQA 9-1 hybrid course.
Key stage 4
With the change in national curriculum we are now following the AQA 9-1 qualifications of triple science (Biology 8461, Chemistry 8462, Physics 8463) and Combined science: Trilogy (8464).Support for your learning
Our year 11 have evening revision sessions every week from 3.15pm to 4.15pm, supported by dedicated teaching subject specialists and supported by additional practical sessions throughout the school year.
Science club is now running for our keen scientists at KS3 on Thursday after school from 3.15pm to 4.00pm, with a focus on fun science outside of the curriculum.