September 18, 2020

KS5 Science

Key Stage 5

We offer three courses at Key Stage 5:

Biology A GCE OCR  AQA (H420)

Our A Level in Biology A allows students to develop relevant practical skills alongside essential knowledge and understanding of a range of biological concepts and scientific methods. Biological mathematics and problem-solving skills are integrated into teaching and learning.

Chemistry A level AQA (7405)

This is an academic course divided in three parts: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

Overall, at least 20% of the marks in assessments for chemistry will require the use of mathematical skills. These skills will be applied in the context of chemistry and will be at least the standard of higher tier GCSE Mathematics.

This course will teach problem solving, teamwork, numeracy, communication and practical skills, as well as hugely valuable independent study and reasoning skills.

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course, in year 13.

Careers and courses that find chemistry desirable include food technology, nursing, physiotherapy, radiography, paramedical courses, law and zoology.

Extended Certificate in Applied General Science AQA (1775)

This vocational qualification gives post-16 learners a practical introduction to science. It can be taken alongside A-levels or other Level 3 courses.

Our Applied General qualification is included in the Department for Education (DfE)’s performance tables for technical and vocational qualifications and is aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It  also attracts UCAS tariff points  .

Topics covered include applied experimental techniques and science in the modern world, undertaking a scientific investigation, and optional units in biology, chemistry or  physics.