Science is studied at Cardinal Wiseman from Years 7 to 11 and can be studied further in the Sixth Form.
From Years 7 to 8, students study Key Stage 3 General Science; they have 3 lessons a week, which are a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In Year 9, students begin their GCSE Science course and have three lessons per week, taught by specialist teachers in each subject area.
Our challenge at The Cardinal Wiseman School is to create a curriculum that:
- further motivates and engages learners
- enables an even smoother progression from primary, through secondary and beyond
- encourages more young people to go on to further and higher education
In Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4), students have 7 lessons of Science a week; 2 lessons each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each with a subject specialist teacher. Students also have an additional lesson each week aimed at developing Scientific Enquiry skills. Towards the end of Year 11 the Science department runs an extensive revision programme, with after school classes.
Current courses running at Key Stage 4 are:
- Year 11: GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science), Entry Level Science
- Year 10: GCSE Science, GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science), Entry Level Science
We have condensed our KS3 programme of study so that in Year 9 pupils begin either GCSE Science or Entry Level Science.
Our Sixth Form courses are very popular and students achieve excellent results. Students can opt for AS courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and if they are successful they can continue their studies on to A2 courses.