Science - Key Stage 5

Arrow Vale’s Science department offer a wide ranging curriculum to ensure students who wish to pursue their interest further are able to. Embedded in the curriculum for all sciences is the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science is prevalent in society.

A levels

Biology

Biology is a popular A level that aims to develop students’ enthusiasm, encouraging them to further study and careers in science. Students follow the AQA A level Biology specification.

Chemistry

A level Chemistry aims to hone the skills and develop the understanding of students, deepening their understanding of the atomic and subatomic interactions that create the world around us. Students follow the AQA Chemistry specification.

Physics

Physics aims to develop students’ enthusiasm, encouraging them to further study and careers in science by developing their understanding of forces and subatomic particles. Students follow the OCR A level Physics specification.  

Applied Science

Students undertake the level 3 BTEC which does not include any exams. It aims to develop practical skills and application of knowledge through creating a work based scenario.

Certificate

  •  Fundamentals of science
  •  Working in the science industry
  •  Scientific practical techniques

Subsidiary diploma (As certificate, plus the following units)

  • Forensic Evidence collection and analysis
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Chemical Lab techniques

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on. - Jacques Yves Cousteau

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