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Chingford Foundation School

Science

Science

The Science Faculty believes that pupils of all ability ranges should be given the opportunity maximise their potential as well as develop a life-long love for science through independent learning.

The science team comprises of strong classroom practitioners who all teach science up to GCSE level and then specialise in ‘A’ level Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

To allow all Key Stage 3 pupils to develop their scientific knowledge, all Year 7 and Year 8 pupils follow the Activate Science course which embeds the key scientific fundamentals as well as preparing them for the demands of the new GCSEs.

In Key Stage 4 (Year 9-11) pupils follow either OCR 9-1 Combined Science or OCR 9-1 triple science. Through following the combined route pupils obtain two GCSEs, whereas triple science offers a GCSE in each of the three scientific disciplines.

Pupils who successfully complete their GCSE Science course have the option to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A-level in our thriving Sixth Form Department. Places on these courses are popular and competitive so a GCSE A grade (Grade 7 in the new 9-1 specification) is a prerequisite to being considered for entry onto one of these courses.

The Science Faculty prides itself in going above and beyond to provide support and guidance to all pupils. We regularly run intervention sessions and provide extra work to support and stretch those who require it. Alongside this, the department organise a range of extracurricular activities such as trips to Disneyland Paris, CERN and the Big Bang Science Fair to promote the opportunities that studying the sciences can offer.