George Pindar School @georgepindarschOutstanding work from our Monday team at GPS. Our keyworker students and staff created Easter greetings for staff and residents of a local care home. Thanks to Miss Fox and Mrs Robinson for the inspiration! We hope these special members of our community enjoy receiving them! https://t.co/CkTAqxTTnl22 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIn school today, our Key Worker’s children completed "The Great Pindar Bake Off Technical Challenge" and baked fabulous Victoria Sponges. What a fantastic afternoon! Well done all of you and enjoy! #ProudToBePindar #StaySafe https://t.co/xUvXlc9qXk4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @exploretutors: Coming this Monday 6th April, Mid-Morning Maths with @Bobby_Seagull available to everyone! 🤩Join us on: Mondays for ages…4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschYear 11s, Lisa at Sidewalk is offering support for your next steps. We are living in unprecedented times and we know that some of you are feeling utterly bewildered. Help is at hand. Please do take the time to have a read. (Turn your phone sideways and stretch the image out!) https://t.co/jMA1EhMblX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschGreat to see our students so engaged with their online learning. Amelia embraced last weeks catering theme of using the "rubbing in" method to make some scones (Well done on finding some flour!) They look great Amelia, well done #ProudToBePindar #staysafe https://t.co/LpS8EPFJyX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe understand that our Year 11 students will be anxious about their next steps in these unprecedented times. Mrs Bilton has been in touch with several local post-16 providers and you can find their updates here: https://t.co/YRcRkoeeRE5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe current unprecedented circumstances mean that our students are spending more time than ever online. Please take a moment to review this vital information about staying safe online: https://t.co/zkHIOdb91j6 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschPlease see images below re. arrangements for free school meals. https://t.co/RkLPeWZjD36 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschMore numbers you can call if you are in need of support or are struggling for food supplies: Hub- 01723 232527 Rainbow Centre- 01723 5006632 weeks 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.