Darul Hadis Latifiah Northwest is a secondary school for boys and began to operate as a school from September 2011, Alhamdulillah.
The primary aim of the Science Department is to provide a broad basis of scientific knowledge for all pupils. Furthermore, we provide a more specialised science course specifically for those who wish to continue their studies in Further Education or pursue careers in Science, such as Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine and Engineering. Science is about curiosity, healthy scepticism and a critical evaluation of evidence. At the School, pupils take an active part in the design, carrying out and evaluation of their experiments in our well‐equipped laboratory.
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Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 And 9) Pupils Will:
All pupils follow a foundation course during which they acquire scientific knowledge and develop practical skills in a safe, secure environment.
The course builds on work from Key Stage 2 science. The topics covered over the three years provide a grounding in biology, chemistry, and physics, together with a range of skills essential to the G.C.S.E. science course. Students are assessed by tests in the autumn, spring, and summer terms, by end-of-topic tests, and activities throughout the year.
In the Autumn term, Year 9 students follow schemes of learning based around the Science National Curriculum framework. Activities that promote key scientific concepts and literacy skills have been built into the schemes. Learning is focused on helping students develop their scientific enquiry skills. Gaps in knowledge and understanding are revisited, and the AQA KS3 syllabus is followed to ensure that students are ready for the demands of GCSE Science.
In the spring term, the students start the AQA GCSE science course, beginning with the Biology topics. Each topic builds on prior learning from KS3 and develops the students’ knowledge and understanding further.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 And 11) Pupils Will:
Pupils study all three sciences using a variety of resources suited to their ability. We follow the New AQA GCSE Science Trilogy which has six assessment units and leads to a double award GCSE. Throughout the year, pupils will study topics in all three Sciences, focusing mainly on chemistry. Each topic builds on prior learning from KS3 and develops the students’ knowledge and understanding further. They will be assessed on three units (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) by six written examinations taken in the summer of Year 11.
Pupils continue studying all three sciences with a focus on consolidating their knowledge and preparing for the final assessments. The curriculum includes: