The KS3 Science curriculum at Irlam and Cadishead Academy aims to develop confident and independent young thinkers with enquiring minds. At KS3, there is a strong emphasis on practical and investigational work to inspire and enthuse, allowing students to follow an accelerated curriculum and embark on their GCSE study at the end of Year 9.
Each year students study a range of topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We have been guided through out choice of topics by United Learning.
Within KS4, students are set accordingly to whether they are to continue studying the AQA Combined Science GCSE specification, which will lead to the award of two GCSE grades, or will study AQA GCSE Biology, AQA GCSE Chemistry and AQA GCSE Physics. Both routes prepare pupils for further studies and careers which need a Science background including AS and A2 levels in specific science subjects.