"Fun and a Challenge! What more could you ask for?"The Science Department is a vibrant and enjoyable place to learn. As a subject, Science can be fun to study and will provide many challenges for pupils as they progress through the key stages. This is of great importance if we are to encourage our pupils to realise their full potential and push themselves to achieve their very best.
Assumption Grammar Science Department consists of nine full time teaching staff, four Biology, three Chemistry and two Physics. They also have the support of two science technicians who are on hand to oversee the management of the four preparation rooms which are spread out between the nine fully equipped science laboratories.
It is crucial to have a balance between the fun and the more challenging aspects in Science and this theme runs through the Key Stage 3 course followed. We have extensive resources and support staff to call upon in order to ensure that the lessons are interactive and thought-provoking, encouraging the pupils to develop the desire to want to know more about Science and the world around. In the junior section of the school there are six periods of Science per week in Year 8 and four per week in Year 9. Year 10 consists of one double class per week of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In order to gauge the level of understanding throughout the course, the pupils are given practical tasks in the laboratory, regular and varied homework tasks and end of topic tests.
Click below for more information on you GCSE course:http://www.ccea.org.uk/general_sciencehttp://www.ccea.org.uk/biologyhttp://www.ccea.org.uk/chemistry/http://www.ccea.org.uk/physicshttp://www.ccea.org.uk/hsc/
At Assumption Grammar, Science is taught by teachers who are specialists in their fields. They all have experience in preparing, equipping and inspiring their pupils to go into examinations and give of their best. The results over the years have been outstanding with the majority of our pupils continuing to study Science in further education with strong influence in fields such as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
Click below for examination papers from past years for the three sciences: Physics:
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