Stephenson Academy

Stephenson Academy

Crosslands
Stantonbury
Milton Keynes
MK14 6AX
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Science

We have a newly built state of the art Laboratory which was completed in January 2013 which is fully equipped to enable practical sessions as well as having a fully functioning interactive whiteboard. We offer numerous trips which are all funded by the Science Department linked to the science curriculum.  Examples of past trips are ‘The Human Body Exhibition’ at the Science Museum and ‘The Big Bang Fair’.

For Key Stage 3 the students study towards Entry Level OCR which prepares the students for the BTEC Course. They study three times a week and we place an emphasis on practical and investigative work with a constant effort to relate what we teach to the world around the students.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) follow the science BTEC which is a compulsory subject. The BTEC gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment studying the combination of the three main sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. There are three units of work which are split into the three main sciences and again the emphasis is on practical and investigative work. Reference is made to current scientific TV programmes or popular science books; the school library has a very good selection of science books. The school grounds are increasingly being used as a resource, particularly as the trees, shrubs and hedges mature.