The Faculty

The Science and Technology Faculty at St John Lloyd is comprised of eight experienced members of staff.

Mrs C. Adams Head of Science & Technology / KS3 Science & KS4 Chemistry
Mr M. Davies KS3 Science & KS4 Biology
Mr E. Bowen KS3 Science & KS4 Physics / KS3 Design and Resistant Materials
Mrs A. Perrott KS3 Science and KS4 Science / Physics
Mr M. Kent KS3 & KS4 Product Design
Ms E. Gammon KS3 Textiles & Science / KS4 GCSE Child, Health and Social Care
Mrs L. Davies KS3 & KS4 Food and Nutrition
Mr M. Webzell Science & Technology Technician

The faculty is modern and well equipped, allowing learners to access engaging and exciting learning experiences that provide them with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills in these specialised subject areas. The new Science block houses 5 brand new laboratories, an IT suite and has a self-contained eco-garden. The newly refurbished Technology department is made up of a specialised textiles room, a catering/food room, a IT suite and a large workshop with a good range of equipment for working with a variety of materials as well as having a laser CAM machine and a 3D printer.

Science

Science is a core subject and is taught to all pupils in years 7 to 11. In Year 7 pupils are taught in mixed ability groups. From Year 8 pupils are taught Science in groups based on ability. Monitoring of progress is regular and movement between sets occurs regularly and throughout year groups 8 to 11.

Science Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9)

At KS3 learners are taught general science where they cover modules of work that develop their knowledge and understanding in areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The KS3 schemes of work provide opportunity for pupils to develop, extend and apply, not only their ability to perform scientific enquiries and to develop practical skills, but also puts a focus on literacy, numeracy and digital competence within a scientific setting.

Science Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

The Science department offer two GCSE courses – Science (Double Award) and Applied Science (Single Award).

GCSE Science (Double Award)

The course encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards Science and to recognise its importance in their own lives and to society.

Studying GCSE Science (Double Award) provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all learners should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are both inter-linked, and are of universal application.

There are two tiers of entry for this qualification:

  • Higher Tier – Grades A* – D
  • Foundation Tier – Grades C – G

The syllabus can be downloaded as a PDF document at the web address below.

Note the Year 10 syllabus is only part of this document, from page 4 -82. The Year 11 syllabus is from page 83- 158.

https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/science-double-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-science-double-award-spec-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1

Click here to view GCSE revision apps

Click here to view year 10 Bangor Revision Guide

Click here to view yea 11 Bangor Revision Guide

GCSE Applied Science Single Award

The course utilises a context led approach to science learning and assessment. It provides learners with a broad, coherent, practical, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.

Studying the GCSE Applied Science (Single Award) provides insight into, and experience of how science works, whilst stimulating learners’ curiosity and encouraging them to develop an understanding of science, its applications and its relationship to the individual and society.

There are two tiers of entry for this qualification:

  • Higher Tier – Grades A* – D
  • Foundation Tier – Grades C – G

The syllabus can be downloaded as a PDF document at the web address below.

https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/applied-science-single-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-applied-science-single-spec-from-2016.pdf

Alongside the GCSE Applied Science (Single Award) course pupils complete the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence). This is a computer literacy course. It is a globally recognised information and communication technology (ICT) and digital literacy qualification.