At the Forum Centre we endeavour to prepare our students for life after school. Science is an integral part of everyday life, it is the reason we are here and explains what things are made of and how they work. We therefore strive to make science relevant to our lives and continually make links within the three sciences, biology, chemistry and physics, and all other subjects.
In year 9 we follow the Exploring Science, Working Scientifically scheme, which aims to consolidate science learning up to Key Stage 3 and to prepare students for progression to Key Stage 4. It is a enquiry-led scheme which encourages students to explore and learn.
In years 10 and 11 the Forum Centre offers AQA Entry Level Certificate and GCSE AQA Combined Science: Trilogy which awards two GCSEs. The pathway students take is based on their individual needs.
GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy is taught as three separate sciences, which are examined as six papers: two biology, two chemistry and two physics, at the end of year 11. Each of the papers assesses knowledge and understanding from distinct topic areas.
Further information about the GCSE and Entry Level Certificate courses can be found at https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464/introduction and https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/elc/science-5960/introduction