RE: Focus Science
The science team at Headlands takes your child’s progress and enjoyment of science very seriously and wants every child to succeed to the best of their ability.
With the change in GCSE’s from A*- G to Grades 1 – 9 has come a shift in the way that students are assessed in science and this has meant a change in the way we prepare students. The science course now has no coursework element and is 100% application and recall of knowledge. This and the shift to all exams at the end of Year 11 means that your child has to not only be able to recall 5 years of science content but be able to apply it to various scenarios and practical’s.
To assist with preparation for GCSE’s, unit tests and homework across all Years 7-11, the school has invested in the ‘FOCUS SCIENCE’ software. This web resource is accessible from any device and allows students to access a variety of resources that can help them with their science course:
• Required practical experiments explained
• Essential KS3 and GCSE physics
• Essential Biology
• Essential Chemistry
• KS3 Science Investigations
• Video Libraries
• Revision flashcards and games
To gain access to this resource students and yourself can use the following web address and user details by visiting: www.focuselearning.co.uk
I hope you will encourage your son/daughter to use this resource to help them achieve in science.
Director of Science