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We embed our vision in the principles of developing students into skilled scientist, and with the use of mathematical and literacy skills, our students are driven to create and carrying out their own scientific investigation and analysis. Practical discovery is at the heart of everything we do in science.


Curiosity, exploration and discovery are the pillars of science at the Langley Academy. Our vision is to provide all students with a wide and engaging experience in science, and encourage them to see their world through curious, unfiltered eyes. We strive to give our young people the skills, and tools to take on the challenges of life with a clear, informed and calculated approach.

ChemistryOur curriculum is based on giving our students the opportunity to explore the fundamental concepts for Biology, Chemistry and Physics, fundamentals which they will build on across all key stages and enable them to have access to wide range of career fields in adulthood.

Biology explores cells and how different cells work together to build the human body and keep us alive. Students learn about the relationships and delicate balance of all living organisms on Earth, the mechanisms that hold the key to life, and our role and impact on the world around us.

Chemistry investigates tiny particles called atoms that make up everything in our universe. Students explore how these atoms interact together to create the materials we use in our everyday lives, as well as the mix of substances to make little (and big) reactions.

Physics delves into the mechanisms around the invisible forces that keep our feet on the ground, forces that enable objects to move, and the principles of energy the key life force of all things in the universe.

We embed our vision in the principles of developing students into skilled scientist, and with the use of mathematical and literacy skills, our students are driven to create and carrying out their own scientific investigation and analysis. Practical discovery is at the heart of everything we do in science.

For those of who want to explore science more outside the classroom, we offer plenty of opportunities to do so – students can join our science enrichment clubs and carry out supercharged science experiments, or become a STEM ambassador and design projects around industry – competing with other schools across the United Kingdom.

Please click on the link below to view the Curriculum Map for Science.

Curriculum Map - Science

Please see below the various tools our students can use to support their science learning:

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Please click on the expandable sections below for more information about the different subjects.

Applied Science

Applied science is the application of existing scientific knowledge to practical applications, like technology or inventions. Within natural science, disciplines that are basic science develop basic information to predict and perhaps explain and understand phenomena in the natural world.

Our course is designed for learners who are interested in learning about the sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science.

We embed our subject vision in the principles of developing students into skilled scientist, and with the use of mathematical and literacy skills, our students are driven to create and carrying out their own scientific investigation and analysis. Practical discovery is at the heart of everything we do.

Biology

Biology is the study of living things but not just animals and plants.  Students learn about the relationships and delicate balance of all living organisms on Earth, the mechanisms that hold the key to life, and our role and impact on the world around us. We also explore in detail, what makes up the human and body and how we stay alive.

Our Biology courses from KS3 – KS5 aims to inspire students, nurture their passion for the subject and lay the foundations for further study and the workplace. We choose context and applications to bring Biology to life in the way that best suits the needs of students.

We embed our subject vision in the principles of developing students into skilled scientist, and with the use of mathematical and literacy skills, our students are driven to create and carrying out their own scientific investigation and analysis. Practical discovery is at the heart of everything we do.

Chemistry

The story of chemistry becomes even more intriguing as students find out more and realise that an understanding of chemistry enables the understanding of everything in the universe from inanimate objects such as rocks, to finding possible solutions to the energy crisis, global warming and the health challenges that all Human Beings face  

We aim to develop students to become skilled scientists, and with the use of mathematical and literacy skills,  they are encouraged to plan and carry out their own scientific investigations and analysis. Practical discovery is at the heart of everything we do.

Chemistry explores the ideas around tiny particles that make up everything in our universe. Students discover how these particles react with each other to form the more complex materials we use in our everyday lives.

Our students are guided to learn about elements, made up of particles called atoms or molecules and compounds which can be also be composed of molecules or other particles known as ions.  Students look at composition, structure, properties, and chemical and physical characteristics of substances.   

Chemical properties are about the way a substance react with other substances. This can be represented using word and symbol equations which our students develop their knowledge of over the course of their learning journey at the academy.

Physical properties can be observed or measured without changing the composition of matter. They include: appearance, texture, colour, odour, melting point, boiling point, density and solubility.

Physics

“Physics is the king of all sciences as it helps us understand the way nature works. It is at the centre of science.” - David J Thomas

Physics delves into the mechanisms around the invisible forces that keep our feet on the ground, forces that enable objects to move, and the principles of energy the key life force of all things in the universe.

Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behaviour through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.

We embed our subject vision in the principles of developing students into skilled scientist, and with the use of mathematical and literacy skills, our students are driven to create and carrying out their own scientific investigation and analysis. Practical discovery is at the heart of everything we do.

Psychology

At A2 Level, students study 3 areas of Psychology in great detail which have been chosen as they are quite diverse between themselves so students develop a broad understanding of Psychology and because students find them highly fascinating year after year. The topics include Relationships, Aggression and Schizophrenia.

Scientific study is embedded into the teaching of Psychology and we aim to have our Psychology students working as skilled scientists, who not only learn theoretical concepts but also analyse, evaluate and test them too.  Furthermore we emphasise the use of mathematical and literacy skills when students are carrying out their own scientific investigation and analysis as well as the academy ethos of curiosity, exploration and discovery.

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. In addition, it includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, feelings and thoughts and the brain and body. All of these are studied at an individual and group level.  As a result Psychology is an academic discipline of immense scope.

At AS level our focus is to expose students to the theories and methods related to the core areas of Psychology – cognitive, social, biological, developmental and abnormal. Research methods is a core theme embedded into all the topic areas mentioned above and is studied in great detail as a stand-alone topic as well. This so students have a strong understanding of the practical applications of Psychology and so they can take what they are learning beyond the classroom to real life practices.