Science at Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, learners develop their skills through the topic of Energy in Year 7 and Our World in Year 8. Learners are taught to apply their scientific skills, knowledge and understanding to solve problems and offer explanations, relating to scientific ideas. In Year 7 learners are given the opportunity to learn about the generation, storage and transfer of energy, renewable energy sources, chemical reactions and neutralisation, respiratory and circulatory systems. In Year 8 learners develop their knowledge of the solar system, forces in our world, the atmosphere and structure of the earth, habitats, photosynthesis and human reproduction, population and impact on our environment.

Science at Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, Science is a core subject and will be studied by every pupil in Year 9, 10 and 11. Majority of learners will study a GCSE Double Award qualification which offers assessment at foundation and higher tier. This course provides all learners with the opportunity to develop fundamental knowledge, methods, skills and processes to better understand the uses of Science in our lives and our world. Triple Award in Science is offered as an optional subject which the learner studies for three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Collaboration with the Darwin Centre

The MHS Science Fair

During British Science Week pupils in Year 8 took part in multiple activities that develop skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, time management and communication by applying the principles of the scientific method. Thanks to funding from the British Science Association, pupils are then invited to showcase their work to a panel of judges and the local community at the Milford Haven School Science Fair. From all of the groups that showcase pupils have a chance to secure 1st, 2nd or 3rd place trophies.