Mr J Smallbone
Mr E Palshis
Senior Science Technician
Mrs R Jones
Mrs L Baines
Assistant Science Technician
Miss K Mansfield
Mr C Griffiths
Mr P Nevin
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) we aim to develop a sense of awe, wonder and curiosity about Science. Students are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of scientific ideas, using scientific enquiry to answer and explain questions.
Throughout year 7, 12 units, listed below are taught within mixed ability groups, each integrating scientific knowledge, investigation, and literacy skills:
In year 8, students are taught in groups, set broadly by ability. We aim to build upon foundations developed in year 7. Students are encouraged to further their investigative skills. We also expand the use of specialist vocabulary and extend writing skills within these topics:
Students begin GCSE topics in year 9 and will cover 3 in each subject area.
The aim of year 9 is to build upon the skills learnt at KS3 and begin to upskill by taking the GCSE topic areas and focusing on all the necessary techniques required to make candidates successful in a busier GCSE schedule in year 10 and 11. All students are taught to a triple science level to ensure when options are chosen they can access all the options available to them.
Assessments are made on Required practicals and End of Unit tests with feedback given to allow students to improve their areas of weakness.
GCSE for Years 10 & 11;
There are 3 options available regarding the GCSE choices of science pathway at Lakelands academy. For further information regarding these choices please click here to view our Guided Choices booklet.
A small group of students will complete an Entry Level Certificate alongside Foundation Combined Science GCSE, giving them an extra qualification.