“to strive for personalised learning in a stimulating and safe environment that meets the demands of today’s changing world."
At Key Stage 3 we aim to enable learners to question the world around them and discuss issues that affect their own lives, the directions of society and the future of the world. We have developed schemes of work that provide opportunities for learners to investigate questions, learn in new environments and develop their personal learning and thinking skills.
During the first term of Year 7, students are put into 'sets' following baseline testing within the department. Key Stage 3 is completed within 2 years to enable students to deepen their understanding of scientific concepts. During Year 7 and Year 8, the students will complete a scheme of work designed to embed scientific understanding and fully prepare them for GCSE content. Students will now begin the KS4 GCSE curriculum at the start of Year 9 with a full and secure understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
The following document highlights the skills required to meet each grade using our new Assessment Without Levels system.
Click on this document to view the Science KS3 Assessment long term plan.
|Mr S. Acton||Head of Department||
|Mrs J. Chang||Teacher of Science||
|Mrs E. Compton||Teacher of Science|
|Ms W. Dannan||KS3 Coordinator of Science|
|Mr P. Ryan||Teacher of Science|
|Mr D. Stanley||Science Technician||
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At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.