Here at Woodlands, our aim is that all pupils will make progress and achieve a qualification in Science that is relevant to them. This is achieved through the use of varied teaching strategies such as practical investigations, modelling, group work, discussion and play.


Key stage 3 pupils are taught in Transition groups known as T1, T2, T3 and T4. The aim of KS3 Science is to arm pupils with the enthusiasm, skills and the background knowledge to successfully complete a qualification at KS4. Pupils will cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics in line with the national curriculum.


In Key stage 4, pupils are taught in vertical ability groups which include years 10 and 11. They complete at least one qualification chosen specifically for their needs.

Qualifications include the AQA Combined Science Trilogy GCSE. Students completing this route will achieve 2 x GCSEs studying a wide range of scientific topics across Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Depending on the requirement of the individual pupil other routes are available in science which include the AQA Entry Level Qualification, which can lead to a GCSE in a single science such as Biology, or a BTEC in Applied Science.

For more information on the curriculum at Woodlands School please contact Jules Taylor on 01939 232372 or