Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090

 

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The Science curriculum

At Key Stage 3 the curriculum builds on the understanding from Key Stage 2 and enables development of scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Pupils develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that allows them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. 

At Key Stage 4 pupils can study Single Sciences or Combined Science. Pupils will be guided to the qualification which aims to maximise potential. Both options would allow pupils to access our Key Stage 5 courses subject to achieving minimum target grades. 

At Key Stage 5 we offer OCR A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics where pupils could further their studies at University in Science based courses. We also offer a BTEC level 3 Diploma in Applied Science and also a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Biomedical Science. These routes are more applicable if pupils would like to study Forensic Science (Diploma in Applied Science) and for Nursing/Midwifery/Radiology (Extended Diploma). 

 

 

Science enrichment

Pupils are provided with the opportunity to enrich their science learning with a variety of trips, visits and workshops. These include trips to:

  • The Sanger Institute in Cambridge to learn about the sequencing of the Human Genome.
  • Visits to Lincoln University to complete a Pharmaceutical Day.
  • Talk from Radiologist at Lincoln Hospital about modern Radiological Medicine. 
  • The Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn about endangered species captive breeding programmes.
  • The Cardiac Centre at Lincoln Hospital
  • STEM lectures

We have hosted primary schools for Science Stars events as well as Forensic Days and Anatomy sessions. 

The Year 12 Physics students have delivered a Physics extravaganza to Year 7 students with help from the Institute of Physics.