10/06/2020

Year 9 Science Update 10 June 2020

Please note that the below communication is applicable to Year 9 students only.

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

We hope that you and your families all remain safe and well.

 

We all look forward to resuming Science learning as soon as possible, so we have spent a good deal of time considering the courses that we should be offering when students return to school.

 

Due to the unprecedented situation affecting all schools, we now believe that all Year 9 students would be better served by following the Double Award Science course exclusively. Thus, the triple science pathway will not be offered to these students from September 2020. We are taking this action to provide increased security about the strength of the science grades which these students will be able to achieve.

 

We would like to reassure you that this decision will not affect your Son's/Daughter's options at A level. All three of the Science A level courses build on the content of the Double Award Science course.

 

Furthermore, places in the Sixth Form, and subsequently at University, are allocated on the basis of the grades achieved at GCSE and not on the number of subjects followed.

 

If you have any questions about this decision, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at cwilcox@parkhouseschool.org.

 

Kind regards

Caroline Wilcox, Head of Science

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