Please note that all of our information and student resources can be found on our dedicated science website at https://sites.google.com/longfield.leics.sch.uk/science/home
At Long Field Spencer Academy, our Science department are passionate about their subject and work tirelessly to impart their expertise onto students with a constant focus on preparing them for GCSE, A-level and beyond.
Students in Key Stage 3 will study a rotation of Biology, Chemistry and Physics units for three hours a week. This includes many opportunities for practical learning, focussing on improving their scientific skills, promoting curiosity and their enjoyment of the subject. At Key Stage 4, all students cover separate sciences initially, as this gives them a thorough understanding of scientific principles, enabling them to study further science at KS5 and University. In Year 11, students then take either the separate sciences or combined science pathway for their GCSE examinations.
Throughout the Science curriculum, we have a focus on ensuring that all students develop a love of learning, the ability to ask important questions and devise a plan to help solve problems. Built into the curriculum are regular opportunities for students to retrieve previous knowledge and make links both between Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 topics, as well as within the Key Stage 4 curriculum. In the Science department, we strongly believe that a comprehensive understanding of the principle underpinnings of Science, will help to solve the problems the world faces and provide the scientists of tomorrow.
- To access a detailed overview of the Science Curriculum from Year 7 to 11 (and beyond) please click here.
At Key Stage 3 we use Personalised Learning Checklists. Please find below links to each year group:
At Key Stage 4 you will find the links below to the GCSE specification for our Science Qualifications: