Science

 

 

 

AIMS AND PHILOSOPHY

Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence. We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology, Carl Sagan.

We strive to provide the very best resources and facilities in this the largest department in the school comprising of 9 fully equipped laboratories as well as an I.T. room. The department is extremely well served with technical help from science technicians. The departments real strength lies in how it cherishes and develops the talents of every individual in the laboratory. Pupils are actively encouraged to develop their science skills through investigative experimental work. The department believes in providing equal opportunities to all students and offers courses designed to allow students to reach their full potential. We are passionate about our department and our students; we hope that we will meet your expectations in providing the very best for your son or daughter.

CURRICULUM

At Key Stage 3 students follow a course of study based on the exploring science scheme of work, which then prepares them for BTEC studies beginning in year 9.

At Key Stage 4 students have a variety of options including Double Award Science, Applied Science BTEC. From 2013 we will be offering GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics to our more able scientists.

At Key Stage 5 Students are offered Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Applied Science, at AS and A2 level.

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Fiona Middleton – Head of Science

Jonathan Leigh – Science Teacher/Head of Year

John Swancott – Science Teacher

Leigh Davies – Science Teacher

Katie Papadovassilakis-Rickman – Science Teacher

Jonah Meredith – Science Teacher

Louise Scale – Science Teacher/Head of Careers

Jennifer Llewellyn – Science Teacher

Judith Jones – Science Teacher/Assistant Head

Hayley Evans – Senior Science Technician

Toyah Webb – Science Technician

 

Science Study Programme