Science & Sport

Science & Sport

Science and Sport prepares students for an exciting future in a global market of rapidly changing technologies and leisure industries. The Science and Sport directorate at Christ the King College strives for excellence, ensuring every student reaches his or her full potential in a stimulating, exciting and well-resourced environment.

Our Aims

  • To develop and maintain students' enthusiasm for enquiry and learning.
  • To stimulate and sustain a positive attitude towards Science and Sport.
  • To enable students of all abilities to succeed by developing a differentiated curriculum and using a wide variety of teaching styles.
  • To encourage an awareness of the contribution that Science and Sport make to society.
  • To give students a suitable foundation to enable entry into careers in Science and Sport.

Sixth Form Subject Leaflets for Download

AS Biology AQA AS Biology AQA BTEC Sports Exercise Sciences BTEC Sports Exercise Sciences
AS Chemistry AQA AS Chemistry AQA AS/A2 Dance AS/A2 Dance
AS/A2 Physical Education AS/A2 Physical Education AS Physics AQA AS Physics AQA


Key Stage 3: Our Key Stage 3 programme spans Year 7 and 8 and follows a scheme of practical and enquiry-based learning; this allows our students to develop their experimental, analytical and reasoning skills, providing them with the necessary skills to enable them to achieve their best at GCSE and beyond.

Key Stage 4: Our key stage 4 programmes of study are personalised to suit the abilities and aspirations of all our students. We follow the AQA suite of science GCSEs, meaning controlled assessment comprises 25% of the final grades, with the remainder being assessed by examination.

Our most able students study for 3 GCSEs in physics, biology and chemistry over 3 years in an accelerated ‘triple science’ programme. 

Many students study physics, chemistry and biology in our ‘double science’ programme over three years, which is worth 2 GCSEs. This still gives a thorough grounding in all the sciences but the pace of learning is more accessible for many students. 

Both the double and triple science courses are accepted by all sixth forms as sufficient prior knowledge to study sciences at A-level and both are suitable for careers such as medicine and dentistry.

Those who prefer a more practical, coursework-based approach are able to study for an Edexcel BTEC diploma throughout Years 9 to 11 instead of GCSEs.

Key Stage 5: Our expanding A-level programme is taught by subject specialists who have a passion for their subjects and want to see our students achieve. We currently offer AQA Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. This year we are offering Science and Society for those looking for a more accessible, project and case study-based A-level. Our aim is to instill both a love of science at advanced level, but also to prepare students for science, engineering and medical-based careers after college. We have a wide range of work experience as a staff body and encourage further personal study and involvement in extracurricular events to demonstrate the wide variety of careers that are open to those with science A-levels.

Handbooks for Download

Biology Handbook Biology Handbook Chemistry Handbook Chemistry Handbook


Physical Education

The subject of physical education encompasses elements that are both curricular and extracurricular. The subject offers a broad and balanced content which uses a variety of teacher expertise in specialist areas. Extra-curricular and enrichment clubs and events are carried out by staff on a voluntary basis during lunchtimes and after college. A selection of these clubs included football, netball, rugby, cricket, indoor athletics, Duke of Edinburgh, table tennis, rowing and the global rock challenge. Students are encouraged to attend any club to aid physical, social and moral development. Links have been established with clubs and organisations outside of the college and again students are constantly made aware of these and encouraged to attend. Links already established include Newport Cricket Club, Vectis Rugby, Shorwell Netball Club, Seaclose Swimming Club, Isle of Wight Athletic Club and Newport Golf Club.

During a student's time at Christ the King College there will be opportunities to develop key skills of communication, application of number, improving their own and others'; performance, working with others and problem solving. Students will also be introduced to responsibilities associated with leadership in roles such as coach, official and captain.

We offer a number of subjects that are optional at Key stage 4, which allow our students to follow their ideal sports combinations both in and out of College: GCSE PE (OCR), BTEC first certificate (Edexcel); GCSE dance (AQA) and BTEC health and social care (Edexcel).

At Key Stage 5 we offer: AS and A2 Physical Education (OCR exam board); BTEC level 3 subsidiary diploma (Edexcel) and A-Level Dance (AQA).

Additional Documents

Additional Science Additional Science Applied Science Applied Science
BTEC Health & Social Care BTEC Health & Social Care BTEC Sport BTEC Sport
Core Physical Education Core Physical Education Dance GCSE Dance GCSE
GCSE Physical Education GCSE Physical Education GCSE Triple Science GCSE Triple Science