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Science

The Science Department is a rapidly improving area of the curriculum at The Hundred of Hoo Academy. Key Stage 4 results over the past three years have shown an ever increasing trend culminating in 88% of pupils securing A*-C at Core Science which is significantly above national average and double the number of pupils securing Additional Science in 2015 when compared to the previous year. The Science Department works hard to provide all pupils with the opportunity to gain appropriate qualifications in Science at Key Stage 4. Our aim is that all pupils secure a minimum of two Science GCSEs and lessons are designed to stretch and engage pupils to help them achieve this goal. In return we expect pupils to fully apply themselves in class and take a proactive role in lessons, to meet lesson objectives and build resilience enabling pupils to confidently ask for support to make outstanding progress.

We want pupils to be enthused by all areas of Science, and work to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We want pupils to aspire to follow careers linked to Science and will provide them with the opportunities to develop the skills to do this as well as provide opportunities to attend trips to see Science speakers. At GCSE teaching is at least „Good‟ or „Better‟ and if you speak to any pupils who are currently studying the courses we offer they will confirm our keen and conscientious approach to ensuring that every pupil achieves their best.

Successes

Triple and Double Award - Last year 88% of pupils achieved Core GCSE Science at A*-C and 56% A*-B through the old curriculum pathways. This was significantly above national average and above what was achieved in 2013.