Science « The Lakes School

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Key Stage 3
The department follows a course based on the government scheme of work which can be seen at the DfEE site. This optional scheme has been considerably developed to suit our own requirements here at The Lakes School. We provide homework texts for Y7 and Y8 and a revision guide in Y9 to support learning at home.


Key Stage 4
Pupils follow OCR Gateway Specification. This is a one year course leading to a GCSE in science. A course called additional science will be followed in year 11. The year 10 course has 2 exams: one in January and one in May. Both are worth 33%. The final 33% is a coursework task carried out within lessons. We recommend that pupils purchase the excellent revision guide directly linked to this syllabus - available through school or can be ordered from bookshops.


Key Stage 5
There are four options and all are available as either one year AS courses OR two year A2 courses. Click the links below to open the specifications direct from the exam boards.


Applied Science