Welcome to Science at The Peterborough School
The Science Department is committed to providing stimulating and rigorous teaching to enable all pupils to fulfil their academic potential in Science, and to extend the range and quality of extra-curricular opportunities available to them.
Science is taught by subject specialists in well-equipped laboratories. We teach Science in a practical, investigative way. This approach is to develop pupils' scientific knowledge by nurturing their skill of analysis and enquiry.
The Science Department has an excellent academic record at GCSE and A level. The continuing academic excellence of the Science Department is accompanied by a varied and stimulating range of extra-curricular activities offered throughout the year.
Science week (Report 2011)
Junior Science day
Salters' Chemistry challenge
Rockingham Science Festival
Burghley Science Festival
Ferry Meadows Field work
Years 7 to 9
At Key Stage 3 science offers opportunities for students to:
- build on their scientific knowledge and understanding from Key Stage 2 and make connections between different areas of science;
- use scientific ideas and models to explain phenomena and events;
- understand a range of familiar applications of science;
- think about the advantages and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments for the environment and in other contexts, considering the reasons for different opinions;
- carry out investigations of different types, on their own and in groups, making use of reference sources and evaluating their work;
- communicate what they did and its significance;
- learn how scientists work and the importance of experimental evidence in supporting scientific ideas.
Years 10 & 11
The program of study for Key Stage 4 Science follows the AQA examination board. All pupils will take the Science A course, which is modular and will lead to one GCSE grade at the end of Year 10, followed by the Additional Science course which will lead to a further GCSE grade at the end of Year 11.
Years 12 & 13
Students have the opportunity to continue their education in all three Sciences at Key Stage 5.