Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School, and to our website.
We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives. In order for that to happen, our students need to do two simple things - work hard and be kind.
We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish.
With a team of 15 highly qualified specialist teachers supported by two lab technicians, we are a well-resourced Department with access to a number of computers and all laboratories and classrooms are fitted with computer projectors. Our varied curriculum across the Department allows students to follow science pathways which suit their aptitudes, interests and aspirations. We allow students to discover new ideas and concepts themselves through practical experience, discussion or research. We aim to create a lifelong interest in all things scientific and allow our young people to be able to access scientific debate and understand how science affects their everyday lives. Skills are developed which not only produce scientists of the future but will be useful in all walks of life and further study.
KEY STAGE 3
Science at Key Stage 3 is designed to cover all aspects of the National Curriculum as well as to promote the thinking and investigative skills that will be essential later in life. Schemes of Work are designed to be hands on and encourage discovery with students engaging in a wide variety of activities to support their learning. In Years 7 and 8, students are taught in broad ability groups. Students will be developing many key learning skills through relevant, thought provoking scientific contexts. In Year 9, students are taught the core Science concepts and skills by one teacher, ensuring they are developed and honed, ready for the demands of GCSE study.
Science Club is a popular after school activity during which students can work towards their Crest and STEM Science Awards, as well as having lots of fun.
KEY STAGE 4
We have a number of Science pathways at KS4, catering for the needs of citizens of the 21st Century. Students may follow a double or triple award pathway at KS4. Many of our students will study a GCSE Science course that teaches the core scientific principles and skills needed to understand the world around them and to engage in public debate about future scientific innovations. All students will study GCSE courses from the WJEC Science Suite of qualifications. They will be graded on the A*-G scale
We have highly qualified specialist teachers in all three A Level Science subjects attracting a large number of students year on year. Our triple award GCSE courses provide excellent preparation for the AS study and many students take more than one Science subject and go on to study further at University.
Dear Parents and Students
Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School
In our school we encourage everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and each other as together we Learn to Lead our Lives.
We are proud of our students’ academic achievements. Just as importantly, we are a school that cares. We believe that students need to feel comfortable and secure in order to learn and, as a school, we put as much emphasis on creating a supportive and happy environment as we do on academic success. We achieve both.
I look forward to working with you to ensure the very best learning and life for the young people in our care.