Welcome to the curriculum page for Science. 

The West Hill School Science Department philosophy is based on high expectations and standards, and the desire to assist all students to achieve their full potential.

We endeavour to create an environment that encourages and rewards good behaviour and all achievement; where students can feel valued and secure, inspired and motivated at all abilities and levels.

We aim to provide lifelong skills and to develop confident individuals who can continue to succeed and enjoy their study of Science through A-Levels and beyond.

The curriculum is delivered in eight specialist rooms.

Curriculum

Curriculum Information - Science

Equipment

To support your son’s learning and engagement in this subject he needs to have:

  • A scientific calculator.
  • A fully equipped pencil case including: Blue/black/green ball point pens,  a pencil , a sharpener, a protractor,  a 30cm ruler, highlighter pens  a glue stick and a pair of compasses and an eraser.

Resources

To support your son in home study and revision we have a suite of resources on the school VLE that includes topic summaries, keyword glossaries and question and answer sheets or past exam papers appropriate for each year group.

We also subscribe to and on an online platform called ‘Kerboodle’ which provides access to digital versions of the text books used in class as well as interactive resources and printable worksheets.  Kerboodle is also used to set homework.

One week prior to each of the assessments, a revision task is set to help prepare for the test.  This helps to develop revision skills as the boy’s progress through school.

The boys also have access to Doddle which provides open access to a huge library of power point revision summaries and worksheets.

In addition to this, we recommend the use of study guides and workbooks for both KS3 and KS4 students.  We evaluate the suitability of the resources each year and so full details, including cost, will be communicated at the start of the summer term.

Useful links:

https://vle.westhillschool.co.uk/

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/institution/WestHillSK151LX?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Youtube resources for GCSE Students:

Free Science Lessons - Youtube

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Qualifications

In years 9, 10 and 11, the boys follow the AQA GCSE syllabuses for Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Trilogy Science. 

The courses are assessed by examinations only at the end of Year 11. 

Further details are available from the examination board through the following link:   http://www.aqa.org.uk/

 

Science Department Letters

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