Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
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Welcome to the Science Department

The science curriculum at Wightwick Hall introduces key scientific concepts early in KS3 and then builds on them to develop more complex ideas. In science all pupils experience hands on investigation developing motor skills, social skills and the ability to work scientifically. The department is fully equipped to run courses up to GCSE and has a fully functioning science laboratory. Equipment is accessible and complex scientific ideas are delivered using a range of strategies to ensure that science is meaningful for every student.

Gates Dept (Class 3 and 4) delivery of science through topic-based investigations.

Students will investigate science through a series of topics, starting with plants. Each topic will explore the relevant Biology, Chemistry and Physics themes and will be delivered using a variety of practical experiences.

Bannatyne Department - Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

At KS3 students follow the Exploring Science programme. Focusing on working scientifically, topics are introduced in Year 7 and then gradually developed into more complex ideas in preparation for KS4 study.
Examples of the topics studied are shown in the table below: :

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 7 Cells, tissues, organs, systems Energy Acids and alkalis Muscles and bones Forces Ecosystems
Year 8 Food and nutrition Fluids Light Metals and their use Unicellular organisms Earth and space
Year 9 Genetics and evolution Forces and motion Reactivity Project work Biology and Chemistry transition to KS4 Physics transition to KS4

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Bannatyne pupils follow the new Edexcel (9-1) Combined Science GCSE. Over the two years they cover topics such as; cells and organisation, waves and radiation, genetics, reproduction and states of matter. There is also an Edexcel Entry Level option which is delivered simultaneously to ensure that every pupil gets the most from science and ultimately achieves their full potential.