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.
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.
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