Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please text 07860 027964

 


We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern, is vital.

 

Below are links to the most frequently accessed information on our website:

Information for prospective parents

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child. Haygrove is an excellent secondary school where pupils make good progress and achieve outstanding examination results.

 

Below are links to some of the important information you need to make the right decision for your family:

If you need to get in touch or wish to make an appointment:

 

Phone 01278 455531 between 8 am - 4 pm or use our Contact Us enquiry form

Contact Form

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the School Reception during school hours to leave a message for a member of staff who will call you back within 2 school days. You can also telephone the school to make an appointment to meet with a Head of Year.
 
If you prefer, you can use this online form to contact your child's Head of Year - you will usually receive a response to your online enquiry within 3 school days. Please direct all general school enquiries that do not relate to a student at Haygrove School to the School Receptionist.
 
You can also email the school using this form.
 
If you are unsure to whom you should send your enquiry, please address it to Mrs C Canham, Headteacher at the School Office.
 
Our website includes lots of useful information about the school, so before you submit your enquiry it may be worthwhile checking that the answer to your question is not on one of the web pages already.
 

 
Student Absence Line: text - 07860 027964
 
Staff Absence Line: 01278 287213
 
 
Access onto the school site
Please note that parents should not to drive onto the school site to drop off or collect children. If you do require access to the site during school hours, please seek permission from the Headteacher in advance.
 
We have limited parking available at the school if you are visiting.
 
Haygrove School is a small site and we do not wish to compromise the safety of those who work and study here. Your cooperation in this respect is much appreciated.
YOUR NAME
YOUR CHILD'S NAME
NATURE OF ENQUIRY
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER
YOUR CHILD'S TUTOR GROUP
WHO IS THE ENQUIRY FOR?
DETAILS OF ENQUIRY
Anti-Spam Please enter the letters and numbers in the box.
CONTACT US BY POST

HAYGROVE SCHOOL

Durleigh Road

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA6 7HW

CONTACT US BY PHONE
01278 455531
HAYGROVE SCHOOL
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Science

At Haygrove, students will be taught Science in accordance to the new National Curriculum. The Scheme of Work enables students to build upon their prior knowledge, ensuring continuity of progression from KS2, avoiding unnecessary re-visitation of topics.
In Years 7 and 8, students will study a broad range of topics comprising of two biology, two chemistry and two physics units. In Year 9, students will study transition units, covering key concepts in each of the three Science disciplines. These units are designed to bridge the gap between KS3 and GCSE Science. Upon completion of these transition units, students will be starting the new GCSE in Science at February half term.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

Matter

Forces and Motion

Cells and Reproduction Chemical Reactions

Energy
Interdependence

Year 8

 

Organ Systems

Chemical Reactions

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Light and Sound

Reactivity
Genetics and Evolution

Year 9

Core Concepts in Biology/Chemistry/Physics

Core Concepts in Biology/Chemistry/Physics

GCSE Syllabus

GCSE Syllabus

Year 7

Students are taught in their mixed ability tutor groups and have five lessons of Science over the two week timetable. Students will study the following topics:

In addition to the above topics, students will have one standalone lesson per fortnight where they will learn to effectively think about science in teams in order to further enhance their academic progress.

Year 8
At the end of Year 7, students are set by ability into Higher and Foundation groups to better enable staff to support their individual needs. They have three one hour lessons of Science per week. Students will study the following topics:

Regular informal Assessment for Learning takes place during lessons and is supported through homework tasks, which will allow students to improve upon their work according to the personalised feedback that they receive.

Each unit will be assessed by an End of Topic Test. Marks in these tests are used to review individual student progress. Their performance in these, together with their performance in class and their bookwork will be used to set students in Years 8 and 9.

Year 9
Again, students will be taught in sets according to their ability and will have three one hour lessons of Science per week. The year 9 programme of study comprises of three transition units that aims to prepare students for their GCSE in science, which they will begin to study at February half term.

Most Year 9 groups rotate around a team of three teachers so that Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught by subject specialists.

Regular informal Assessment for Learning takes place during lessons and is supported through homework tasks, which will allow student to improve upon their work according to the personalised feedback that they have received.

Each transition unit will be assessed by an End of Topic Test. Marks in the tests are used to review individual student progress. Their performance in these, together with their performance in class and their bookwork will be used to set students at February half term, when they will begin to study the new Science GCSE syllabus.

Cross Curricular Themes

Literacy: Students will practise using language, both spoken and written, to think, learn, express their ideas and use information and evidence to support and evaluate their analysis, ideas and views.
Numeracy: Students will be making measurements, collecting and handling data, drawing graphs and using formulae.
ICT: There are many opportunities to use ICT, including data-logging, data-handling, modelling, simulations and DTP.
PSHE: As part of the 'Reproduction' unit, students will learn about puberty and human reproduction including a brief introduction to contraception and health care.

Useful Resources

BBC KS3 Bitesize

Haygrove Science are on Twitter!

Follow us at @HaygroveScience and receive lots of useful advice and links.

 


Key Stage 4 Options

Science is compulsory at Key Stage 4.

All students MUST follow one of the following two routes:

 

  1. GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science (often known as ‘Double Science’). GCSE  Science is completed and certificated in Year 10 and GCSE Additional Science is completed in Year 11.
  2. GCSE ‘Triple Award’ Science which leads to 3 separate GCSE certificates in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. (Students wishing to take this route must currently be at least top Level 6.)
© HAYGROVE SCHOOL
Website Designed by Think! and built by WebDesignUK