AT OUR SCHOOL... we believe with A PROUDER WAY learners can achieve anything. Through promoting the values expressed here our young people not only succeed academically but also socially, spiritually and culturally.
Martin High has a strong community ethos where each learner is part of a caring school community. What this means is that learners are able to access layers of support for both their academic and pastoral needs. We recognise that starting a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting but our transition programme ensures that learners feel confident in their school environment at the start of the academic year.
We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement. We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into our school.
We are constantly looking to review and improve our parent-teacher communication and collaboration at the Martin High School. We truly believe that we can make the difference to your child’s progress by working closely together with you as a parent or carer.
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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners. Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to a lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement.
It is an exciting time to study Science at MHS.
We have introduced a range of new and exciting courses that create opportunities for our students to develop their understanding of the Scientific World and inspire them to become our future scientists.
Our new KS3 course enables students to become experts in ‘Working Scientifically’. Our aim is to prepare students with the necessary literacy, communication and mathematical skills needed to be a successful scientist. The course is delivered over three years and students undertake studies in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We deliver 36 invigorating units that provoke scientific curiosity and develop skills in collecting evidence to support their ideas. The final eight units in Year 9 assist with transition from KS3 to KS4. The course includes a number of assessments including end of topic tests, extended written homework tasks, comprehensive research projects and a final end of Key Stage 3 exam.
GCSE study provides the foundation for understanding the biological, chemical and physical world around us. We develop depth of scientific understanding, and how our scientific understanding is vital to our world’s future. Students learn essential knowledge, methods, processes and the uses of science around us. From 2016, Year 10 students will opt to follow either 1-9 Combined Science or the 1-9 Triple Science route. These two pathways will use the new 1-9 grading system and will undertake external examinations in all three science disciplines. Examinations are a mixture of different question styles, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, calculations and extended open-response questions.
At KS4, our rigorous schemes of learning and end of topic assessments are perfectly matched with our exam board specifications and our new bank of differentiated resources are endorsed by the exam board, Edexcel. Our resources are matched to all abilities and we strive to extend all of our learners. Our excellent laboratory provision allows our students to undertake a range of compulsory practical lessons throughout their GCSE course. Not only does this enhance manipulation of equipment but also develop the necessary skills to study Science beyond KS4.
Our new Active Learn homework system enhances and reinforces the learning taking place in the classroom. Active Learn encourages students to take responsibility for their home learning and stay organized and is embedded throughout both key stages. The multi format system allowing students to access homework tasks from computers, tablets and smart phones. They receive instant feedback on their progress and increases their motivation.
The Science department are at the forefront of delivering STEM activities. STEM at MSH allows students to link science with technology, engineering and maths. Our clubs are a powerful and highly enjoyable way to engage our students with STEM subjects. Student involvement with STEM clubs enables them to gain practical, team work and leadership experience. STEM not only improves and increases student motivation, but also inspires them to enter STEM careers.
Our supportive team of teachers and support staff ensure that our students fulfil and reach their full potential as they learn more, do more and be more in science.