Our aim at Tabor Academy is to make Science a very exciting course for our students. Everyone studies Science, with a clear focus on the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The Faculty is staffed by good teaching and support staff who deliver quality education to students across the age range.

With the phenomenal facilities, resources and modern laboratories including easy access to open spaces, Science can really be brought to life.

Students in year 7 and 8 cover a KS3 curriculum from Collins based on the AQA KS3 syllabus (KS3SCI) that covers key concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is supported by Collins Connect.

In year 9-11, students are working towards GCSEs in Science. The new KS4 syllabus allows for a route to either 3 GCSEs, one each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Triple Science) or two GCSE grades based on an overall performance in Biology, Physics and Chemistry (Trilogy). Good GCSE grades can lead on to studying A-Level Biology, Physics or Chemistry in years 12 and 13.

How we learn in this subject:

Through a mixture of practical work, peer work, teacher-led discussions and differentiated individual work.

Practical work aims to encourage students to investigate hypotheses and look for patterns in their observations and measurements. Teacher-led discussions then aim to make sense of these observations by developing students’ understanding of the relevant scientific concepts.

Reasons why Science is important:

  • Develops an understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live.
  • Teaches a broad range of skills through a broad range of contexts.
  • Useful in almost any career.

Career / Progression possibilities (the list is endless!):

  • Medical
  • Environmental science · Health and Fitness
  • Geology
  • Fashion
  • Explorer
  • Engineering
  • Sports sciences
  • Forensics
  • Ecology
  • Media
  • Astronaut

Links and how to support your child at home