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Science at St James's

Science represents one of the pinnacles of human thinking. At St James’s our principle aim is to enrich the lives of our young learners to inspire them to become the scientists of the future. Science lessons are thought provoking, stimulating and challenging, yet fun. Science teaching and learning at St James’s provides our young learners with an appreciation, knowledge and understanding of scientific facts, history, methods and applications that develops their practical and investigative skills. Our young scientists will become critical thinkers, problem solvers and have enquiring minds.

The Department

We have 7 well equipped Science Laboratories which are supported by 1 prep room. We have a new trolley of laptops available to use and one of our labs also has computers in it.

Curriculum

Please click below for our curriculum map

Science Curriculum Map

Key Stage 3

All students are taught a balanced science curriculum from Years 7 to 9. All pupils are tested at the beginning of Year 7, and are grouped on ability. Within Key Stage 3 there are multiple opportunities to re-group students dependent on performance in formative and summative tests. Units within Key Stage 3 are specifically designed to engage pupils with Science.

 

Key Stage 4

Students currently follow one of three pathways in science. GCSE Separate sciences, GCSE Combined Science or BTEC Principles of Applied Science.

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