National Curriculum units are followed through the Exploring Science course at KS3, which corresponds to the QCA Scheme of Work.
Entry Level Science activities are offered to the year 9 students with the idea of facilitating the GCSE course , which they will be starting in the final term in year 9. As a result of this, they will be gaining the ELC certificate at the end of year 9.
At Key Stage 4 Science continues to develop on the foundations established in KS3, through offering a GCSE following the AQA Science A specification in year 10, from which they can gain one GCSE qualification at the end of year 10. Those who remain for year 11, are encouraged to gain a second GCSE qualification through the AQA Additional Science course.