The Greenacre Academy Science department follows the AQA syllabuses for all key stages. Our intent is to deliver a curriculum that enables prior learning to be built upon. Scientific knowledge will be revisited throughout the delivery and applied to everyday situations. The department is in the pursuit of knowledge mastery. Therefore, the use of curriculum encounters will enable recall, reshaping and reapplication of subject matter and knowledge.
The department offers a range of courses within the examination board AQA range of specifications. Students study a three-year Key Stage Three (KS3) science curriculum journey where year nine acts as a springboard into a two-year Key Stage Four (KS4) GCSE study. Students have the opportunity to study for AQA triple science as an option at KS4. Students at KS3 also have the option to study the alternative Science curriculum where they can obtain a more supported route towards the key stage four curriculum journey. The department has designed curriculum maps and curriculum journeys linked to the relevant specifications and National Curriculum to enable students to engage, explore, enjoy and succeed within science.
KS3 information, revision guides and websites:
KS3 students study the AQA specification for the duration for the three years. They study a blended curriculum of
Biology, Chemistry and Physics concepts.
Recommended revision guides are:
CGP Key Stage Three Knowledge Organiser Science ISBN: 9781798087239
Recommended websites are:
KS4 information, revision guides and websites:
KS4 students study the AQA Synergy Combined Science specification for the duration of the two years. They study a
blended curriculum of Biology, Chemistry and Physics concepts. Students are provided with the opportunity to study for the AQA Triple Science course should they choose to do so as an option.
GCSE Combined Science Knowledge organisers
Recommend revision guides are:
CGP Key Stage Four Knowledge Organiser Foundation AQA [Grade 9-1] IBSN: 9781789084917
CGP Key Stage Four Knowledge Organiser Higher AQA [Grade 9-1] IBSN: 9781789084924