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"Year 5 Science morning. Here are some photos of the year 5s burning foods to find out which food to take to Mars and how to make a rainbow."
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Year 5 Science Morning at Stradbroke High School

March 13, 2018 from 9am to 1pm
We welcome Year 5s to our Science MorningSee More
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Year 7 British Science Week Trip at Adastral Park

March 14, 2018 from 8:15am to 1pm
British Science Week trip for Year 7.See More
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Year 8 British Science Week Trip at Adastral Park

January 31, 2018 from 8:15am to 1pm
British Science Week trip for Year 7.See More
Jan 31

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Stradbroke pupils appear on BBC’s Springwatch Unsprung

(Still Images from BBC I-Player)

On Tuesday 14th June, a group of 13 Stradbroke High…


Posted on June 15, 2016 at 15:30

Year 5 Science and PE Day

56 pupils from our feeder primary schools spent the morning with the Science and PE department burning food, measuring their fitness and investigating the behaviour of light. They used Science equipment they had not used or seen before and went away buzzing with enthusiasm after their experience.

It was great to meet our prospective pupils, all of whom were polite and followed instructions well. It is great that so many of them are budding scientists.

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 15:18

A big thank you to FOSH

FOSH gave the science department some money to buy components to improve the teaching and learning of electrical circuits. Year 7 used this equipment for the first time in January and it worked brilliantly. Thank you to FOSH for their fantastic fundraising.…


Posted on January 13, 2016 at 11:50

Year 11 Triple Biology Homework


If you are having problems accessing the resources for the work on behaviour I set for the holidays, there is a folder in the shared area called Biology and within this there is a folder called B3; the sheets are in there as well.

Hope you are all having a super holiday.

Mrs Reed

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 11:09

Welcome to the Science Department

Here at Stradbroke our aim is to provide all pupils with a broad awareness of scientific issues that will affect their lives both now and in the future, while at the same time ensuring that they leave with the highest possible grades in science to equip them for their careers. We therefore now offer a range of qualifications, designed to enable more academic pupils to progress easily to all A level sciences, while allowing all other pupils to achieve two science grades at GCSE.

In years 7 and 8 our aim is to give all pupils a broad foundation of all areas of science, including a scientific processes, using evidence to support conclusions. There is an emphasis on practical work which ensures pupils learn the skills they need for coursework later on. All pupils follow the same in-house schemes of work.

Year 7 units: Safety, Acids and Alkalis, Simple Chemical Reactions, Energy & Electricity. Cells & Reproduction, Particles, Heating Particles and The World Around Us.

Year 8 Units: Fossil Detectives, Party Time, Science of Sport, A&E, DNA Detectives and Faster, Higher, Stronger.

In year 9 all students begin their GCSE course. They have six lessons a fortnight, two in Biology, two in Chemistry and two in Physics.  Approximately a third of the students follow the Edexcel separate science courses, providing them with 3 GCSEs (‘Triple Science’) and the rest of the cohort follow the GCSE Combined Science syllabus, providing them with 2 science GCSEs (grades 9-1). These pupils still have the opportunity to move to the triple science course should it be appropriate and are also still able to access A level sciences if they wish to do so.

We also offer Entry Level and Pre-Entry level courses for those students who are not yet able to access the content and assessments of the GCSE course.

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