Science at Lakeside School strives to develop opportunities for scientific discovery and for students to also understand the moral, social and economic factors of its impact. Students are also given the opportunity to gain practical skills through the process of investigation and exploration.
In Years 7, 8 and 9 a series of modules examine different aspects of Science and students focus on topics covering aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Throughout this time, students study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living things and how they interact with each other and with the natural environment; the composition, structure and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions, and the concept of matter and its motion, dealing with concepts such as force, energy, and particles.
Science is a core subject at GCSE and all students can gain two qualifications by the end of Year 11: Entry Level Certificate and GCSE Science. Each qualification is divided into units of study that cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics equally.
Students will conduct detailed exploration of a wide variety of interests, including the study of genetics, reproduction and cloning, exploring the Periodic Table and calculating chemical reactions and examining electricity and the wavelengths of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in 21 required practical’s for GCSE Science.