The Science Department has two modern fully equipped laboratories with interactive whiteboards and preparation rooms maintained by a very enthusiastic qualified technician. The department is the largest in the school and was rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in the most recent inspection. Most of our pupils attain A* to B grades for their GCSE results. We have a new team that have been working together for the past three years. In that time, we have maintained 100% A* to C in our GCSE results.
The students start key stage 4 in year 9 where they study Science as three separate subjects. The science department felt that our students are capable of studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE level and proceed to study at A level confidently. The course is linear, which means that students take all the exams at the end of year 10 and/or year 11. Please refer to Edexccel GCSE Science webpages for : 2011 curriculum and 2016 curriculum for more details.Islam:
Throughout the course, pupils are encouraged to ponder over the beauty of the universe and everything in it. Allah, the Creator of the vast heavens, earth and everything in between, points out His signs in numerous verses of the Quran. Today, we can see that those ‘ayat’ confirm what we are only just discovering in the scientific arena. The Quran and the Sunnah help us to appreciate the scientific development and human existence in a context that provides fulfilment of our desire to seek the truth and as human beings to fulfil our purpose.
The science club helps pupils participate in fun science related activities in a more relaxed environment. This is the place where students need to be if they want to compete in National science competitions and keep up to date with new scientific developments. We have a new programme that involves bringing in scientists at the forefront of research to mentor our students to enthuse and stimulate their interest in science, such as a visit from a STEM Ambassador who works on finding cures for Alzheimer's disease and Multiple Sclerosis. During activities weeks the students take part in fun science such as, Mission starlight which is a Global experiment launched by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This is in addition to the various science trips that take place across the UK every year, such as Salter’s Festival of Chemistry, held at the Imperial College London and The annual Big Bang Fair.
Science Competitions such as: British Physics Challenge (The British Physics Olympiad)
At Islamia we teach Science as three seperate subjects.