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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

 

March 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
February 25, 2019 February 26, 2019 February 27, 2019 February 28, 2019 March 1, 2019 March 2, 2019 March 3, 2019
March 4, 2019

Category: General.: Inset day

.: Inset day
March 5, 2019 March 6, 2019

Category: General.: 13s-18s Pembs Boys Rugby Sevens Tournament

.: 13s-18s Pembs Boys Rugby Sevens Tournament

Category: General.: BBC School Report

.: BBC School Report

Category: General.: English Language GCSE Coursework moderation

.: English Language GCSE Coursework moderation
March 7, 2019 March 8, 2019

Category: General.: Yr 7 Hockey@Portfield/Prendergast

.: Yr 7 Hockey@Portfield/Prendergast
March 9, 2019

Category: General.: Year 8 Berkhamstead 7s

.: Year 8 Berkhamstead 7s
March 10, 2019

Category: General.: Year 8 Berkhamstead 7s. Year 9 Barry 7s

.: Year 8 Berkhamstead 7s. Year 9 Barry 7s
March 11, 2019

Category: General.: GCSE Options Evening 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

.: GCSE Options Evening 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
March 12, 2019 March 13, 2019

Category: General.: Crime of Your Life

.: Crime of Your Life

Category: General.: Yr 7 Llangrannog Trip

.: Yr 7 Llangrannog Trip
March 14, 2019

Category: General.: Year 7 Llangrannog Trip

.: Year 7 Llangrannog Trip
March 15, 2019

Category: General.: Year 7 Llangrannog Trip

.: Year 7 Llangrannog Trip
March 16, 2019 March 17, 2019
March 18, 2019

Category: General.: Shakespeare Week begins

.: Shakespeare Week begins

Category: General.: Standardisation and Moderation KS3 and KS4

.: Standardisation and Moderation KS3 and KS4

Category: General.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams

.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams
March 19, 2019

Category: General.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams

.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams
March 20, 2019

Category: General.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams

.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams
March 21, 2019

Category: General.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams

.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams
March 22, 2019

Category: General.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams

.: Yr 11 Art and Graphics mock exams
March 23, 2019 March 24, 2019
March 25, 2019

Category: General.: Year 10 Parents Evening 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

.: Year 10 Parents Evening 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
March 26, 2019

Category: General.: Year 11 Rosslyn Park 7s

.: Year 11 Rosslyn Park 7s

Category: General.: Year 7 Netball @ Portfield

.: Year 7 Netball @ Portfield
March 27, 2019

Category: General.: Year 9 Rosslyn Park 7s, Year 11 Rosslyn Park 7s

.: Year 9 Rosslyn Park 7s, Year 11 Rosslyn Park 7s
March 28, 2019

Category: General.: Year 9 Rosslyn Park 7s, Year 11 Rosslyn Park 7s

.: Year 9 Rosslyn Park 7s, Year 11 Rosslyn Park 7s
March 29, 2019

Category: General.: Year 9 Rosslyn Park 7s

.: Year 9 Rosslyn Park 7s
March 30, 2019 March 31, 2019