George Pindar School @georgepindarschHere are this week’s Lockdown Legends who were nominated by their English teachers for their fantastic work. Well done to all! #LockdownLegends #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/8PZYJT0bH32 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschShout-out to this week's home-schooled heroes - well done everyone! #ProudtobePindar #TeamMaths #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/TONVNVpw872 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @lwelsh: Parents’ evening (but not as we know it) went really well @georgepindarsch - great to have the chance to discuss what we know -…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @HopeLT_York: Our partner school @georgepindarsch is recruiting an Alternative Provision Tutor, based within its ARC (Aspire Reengagemen…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschYoung writers competition from the University of Hull with the chance to have your work featured on the website https://t.co/YDUmtoHlDr See image below for details. https://t.co/9Y1Cc03K7J3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschOur new Assistant Vice Principle, Miss Pickering shows you exactly how to use Google Classrooms in a video assembly. Scroll down the online learning section of our website to find it. #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope #OnlineLearning https://t.co/A7CfiSqCu83 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschAnother great initiative from The GoTo. Young people can have their voices heard on the subject of mental health support on Weds 3rd Feb. See image below for further details. https://t.co/Fa0yUotmAj4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @Sboro_scholars: It has been great to jump on a number of Zoom calls with potential new Scholars to discuss their plans for the future.…4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: We are running virtual open events this January & March. The January event is already fully booked but you can still sign up for t…4 days ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Science

Science

Head of Faculty: Mrs L Robinson

Second in Faculty: Mr D Vickers

 

Faculty information

The Science Faculty at George Pindar School seeks to promote engagement, enjoyment and excellence in science learning. To this end, our curriculum is designed:

  • To equip all our students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be scientifically literate citizens.
  • To develop students’ technical and practical skills.
  • To provide students with the depth and breadth of scientific knowledge and understanding needed to continue their science learning in post-16 studies.

Key Stage 3 Science

Students learn about aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics to widen their experience of the world, including environmental issues, ecology and technological developments.  They will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the scientific method through a range of practical activities and discussions and they will start to develop the skills required to be successful at GCSE.

Key Stage 4 Science

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy

Double Award (worth two GCSEs)

100% Exam

Exam Board: AQA: Combined Science: Trilogy

Science is vital to understand how the world around us works. The skills developed in Science link into many other curriculum subjects. 

Students will develop practical, observational and analytical skills throughout the different topics that cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Topic areas include animal and plant biology, carbon chemistry, the periodic table, application of forces and the electromagnetic spectrum amongst many others. There is a strong emphasis on practical science in this course and students will complete a range of required experiments.

GCSE Separate Science

  • GCSE Biology 
  • GCSE Chemistry 
  • GCSE Physics 

100% Exam

Exam Board: AQA

AQA Biology

AQA Chemistry

AQA Physics

Students may choose Separate Sciences as one of their options subjects.

In Separate Sciences, students have the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in greater depth. 

For each branch of science, a series of practical skills will be examined in addition to the theory content. At the end of the course, students will be awarded a separate GCSE grade for each of the separate sciences, giving three grades in total. The separate sciences are ideal preparation for the study of the separate sciences at A Level. 

Students require a good level of numeracy and literacy to access the higher-level material on the course.