In Years 9-11, students may follow one of three pathways:
Double Award Science, Triple Award Science or Cambridge Nationals, a largely vocational programme.
OCR Gateway Science and Additional Science
Core Science = 1 GCSE
Unit 1 Exam (35%) – June Year 11
Unit 2 Exam (40%) – June Year 11
Controlled Assessment (25%) – Summer Year 10
Additional science = 1 GCSE
Unit 3 Exam (35%) – June Year 11
Unit 4 Exam (40%) – June Year 11
Controlled Assessment (25%) – Year 11
Mock Exams in June of Year 10 and January of Year 11
OCR Gateway Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Students can achieve 3 GCSE‘s: Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
The units studied consist of:
Sit separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)
2 exam papers for each in June of Year 11 and one Controlled Assessment for each subject.
For each subject:
Exam Paper 1 (35%) – June Year 11
Exam Paper 2 (40%) – June Year 11
Controlled Assessment (25%) – Summer or Year 10 onwards
Mock Exams in June of Year 10 and January of Year 11.
Course Books and Equipment
Events and Visits
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted