The HCAT progressive document ensures that appropriate coverage and progression is in place for biology, chemistry and physics and that pupils are building on their knowledge and skills over time.
The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.
A gather, skills, apply approach to planning and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure pupils develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations.