Our Vision:

Together we challenge, support and achieve.

We are a forward- thinking faculty with high expectations of our students and staff. Our aim is to   provide a happy, safe, caring, tolerant, inclusive, respectful and stimulating environment in which students are recognised and achieve their full potential. We want to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, creativity skills, innovative and enquiring skills. Developing these skills is integral for students to achieve success for today and prepare for the future.

In Science we are committed to raising standards, accelerating progress and providing opportunities for our students to embark on careers in engineering, industry and medical applications. We want to intrinsically motivate our students to have a desire for knowledge and acknowledge that we can work, learn and achieve together.

Careers:

You should study Science if you want a career in:

– Medicine

– Engineering

Curriculum:

Below you can download the curriculum plans for the Science courses in each year group:

Key Stage 4:

Year 9/ Year 10/ Year 11 – Subject Overview GCSE Biology

Year 9/ Year 10/ Year 11 – Subject Overview GCSE Chemistry

Year 9/ Year 10/ Year 11 – Subject Overview GCSE Combined Science

Year 9/ Year 10/ Year 11 – Subject Overview GCSE Physics

At KS4, students study examinations in the AQA board:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse

 

Revision Resources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

http://www.my-gcsescience.com/

 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities:

– Competitions and events

 

Exam board

AQA

 

Exams

Sample papers are available from the AQA website.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464/assessment-resources

Resources are available on the following website.

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

 

 Assessment objectives

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

  • AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific techniques and procedures.
  • AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of: scientific ideas; scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures.
  • AO3: Analyse information and ideas to: interpret and evaluate; make judgements and draw conclusions; develop and improve experimental procedures.

 

KS3

At Erdington Academy we begin to prepare our students for the demands at GCSE using a key stage three scheme of work written by our teachers. Students will progress through a two-year key stage three curriculum before starting their GCSE’s.