• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum consists of the units outlined in our curriculum plan. These cover a range of topic areas and opportunities for students to acquire good quality practical skills. There are regular combined topic assessments throughout the year that focus on acquisition of knowledge and key skills. Pupils will develop their understanding of key scientific topics and continue to build on their practical work throughout this key stage.


All assessments are completed in class under controlled conditions in order to build up vital skills required for success at GCSE level. Pupils are made aware of what they are being assessed on, and how, early on in the unit. These assessments are based on 3 Assessment Objectives (AO’s) which have been devised from the GCSE specifications, a copy of which can be found at the front of your child’s exercise book. Acquisition of skills follows the Abbey College Emerging through to Mastery form of assessment.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, students continue to develop their skills and study key topics in greater depth, further developing their understanding of scientific concepts. Across the key stage, science is taught discretely in 3 main topic areas of biology, chemistry and physics. Alongside practical work which develops the investigative skills of our students.

At Abbey College we run 2 courses at GCSE. GCSE separate sciences are where 3 science GCSE grades are attained (one each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and AQA Trilogy science where a joint double  GCSE grades are attained.

Science Staff

Mr Hodges
(Acting)Lead Learner of Science

Miss Bull
Teacher of Science & Resp: Teaching and Learning Lead in Science

Mr Askoolum
Assistant Headteacher

Ms Mashonganyika
Teacher of Science


Curriculum Plan

Applied Science