Sixth Form
Head's Welcome
headteacher

Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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Science

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8) 

Program of study

Students are following the new KS3 National Curriculum, they will have 6 lessons per fortnight. A bespoke Scheme of Work has been written which will engage and challenge our students. It has been written with ‘learning by investigating’ in mind and will enable the students to reach their full potential by inspiring and challenging the students.

 

Assessment & Homework

The students will be assessed via homework for every unit. Homework will be in a variety of formats, which include Research tasks, exam questions & extended project-type activities. Formal written tests will also be used periodically to assess understanding and knowledge.

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Atoms, Elements & Compounds, Cells and Organisms

Forces, Particle Theory

Autumn 2

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Atoms, Elements & Compounds, Cells and Organisms

Forces, Particle Theory

Spring 1

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Reproduction

Energy, Acids and Alkalis

Spring 2

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Reproduction

Energy, Acids and Alkalis

Summer 1

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Simple Circuits

Relationships, Separation techniques

Summer 2

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Simple Circuits

Relationships, Separation techniques

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Nutrition, The Periodic table, Solar System

 

Autumn 2

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Nutrition, The Periodic table, Solar System

Respiration, Basic Chemical Reactions, Sound

Spring 1

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Respiration, Basic Chemical Reactions, Sound

 

Spring 2

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Respiration, Body Systems, Earth and Atmosphere, Light

 

Summer 1

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Body Systems, Earth and Atmosphere, Light

Summer 2

Groups will work on a rotation of the following topics

Materials, Magnetism

 

GCSE Science information can be found HERE.

GCSE Combined Science information can be found HERE.

A Level Biology information can be found HERE.

A Level Chemistry information can be found HERE.

A Level Physics information can be found HERE.