Our department’s vision is for all students to enjoy and succeed in Science, with an increasing number continuing their scientific education on leaving Roding Valley High School and sixth form.
The department has a number of aims that focus on student learning and attainment in Science. We continually share good practice within the department and all team members take part in regular continuing professional development.
The varieties of courses on offer in our department provide students with a wide range of experiences to understand and appreciate the importance of Science in their everyday lives. Such experiences help to develop work place skills that will contribute to future economic wellbeing.
Teaching and learning within the curriculum is supported by a number of activities which include student teachers from the London Institute providing various groups of students interesting challenges. KS4 students made solar cells using drinking straws, while KS3 students made gold. We offer student’s an after school science club and we have facilitated ourselves with “STEM” to offer students scientific experiences and challenges that exist outside the normal school environment.
Students are set homework in accordance with the school policy. The aim of setting homework is to enhance and extend stdeunts’ classroom based learning experience.
The department deploys arrange of strategies to guage pupil progress and includes the following aspects:
Modular tests, teacher assessed activities, pupil test yourself activities and pupil modular tracking sheets