Last week, year 10 students in biology class did a debate about “Intensive farming”. This belongs to Ecology part in Biology. After learning the definition of “intensive farming”, they used one week to prepare the debate. During the class, they have been divided into two teams, positive sides introduced the advantages of intensive farming, however the negative sides illustrate the disadvantage of it. After opening and first two statements, they also had a free debate part which they can ask questions or respond to previous questions. After all points were made, closing statement were followed. They all made a fabulous performance in this debate. Besides all the biological influence they learned during the class, they also considered the economic and ethical effect on it.
In the chemistry department there are tiers to succeed to an A* in year 13.
Currently the pre-IGCSE year 9 students are learning about chemistry in general with many demonstrated experiments this prepare the student for the first year of IGCSE.
During the first year of IGCSE, year 10 students are expected to learn the terminology of the subject, also students learn basic theory. Many lessons include required experiments that are performed by students and presented to them.
In year 11, the second year IGCSE. the coursework is completed, and more challenging experiments are undertaken by students. When Mock 1 approaches the students focus their attention on previous exam questions. For Mock 2 more previous exam questions are revised. For 2021 the final exams consist of two Unit papers and in addition with previous tests a final grade will be awarded.
In year 12 students do coursework that deepens their knowledge of chemistry. Furthermore, these students do many experiments, and experiments are presented to them. These experiments are required experiments as well as interesting display of concepts. These students have enough time for coursework; thus, their mind is trained to question and explore chemical reactions. Two Unit exams make up the final grade, and in 2021 it was a combination if external and internal examinations.
During year 13 students are exposed to a variety of experiments, with an additional internal project that students can use to strengthen their application for university. Coursework deepens the knowledge of students even further. During the year the students wrote Unit 3 and Unit 4 externally, and Unit 5 internally. All information from AS Unit 1 and Unit2 papers and the final three Units of A levels will be used to award a final A level grade.