SCIENCE DEPARTMENT STAFF
|Dr R Semple||Director of Science|
|Mr C Smith||Head of Chemistry|
|Mrs E Foreman||Head of Biology|
|Miss K Varney||Subject Leader of Psychology|
|Mrs C Obbard||Teacher of Science|
|Mrs K Mckie||Teacher of Science|
|Mrs C Ngandu||Teacher of Science|
|Mr R Martin||Teacher of Science|
|Miss M Redmond||Teacher of Science|
|Mr A Bahcaci||Teacher of Science|
|Miss J Veness||Teacher of Science|
|Miss C Franklin||Teacher of Science|
|Mrs H McGoldrick||Senior Science Technician|
|Mrs E Orpin||Science Technician|
|Miss C Bayley||Science Technician|
|Mr R Ferguson||Teacher of PE and Science|
|Mr J Wicking||Teacher of PE and Science|
To provide an inspirational, innovative and challenging curriculum in a learning environment in which students are inquisitive and motivated to achieve.
Year 7 and 8
Students follow the Exploring Science course which engages students who are not only inspired by the Science taught, but its applications in their everyday lives. Students follow a two year course in Years 7 & 8, enabling them to start their GCSE Science in Year 9. Some topics taught are Cells, Reproduction, Acids and Alkalis, Solids, Liquids and gases, Energy resources and Forces.
Year 9, 10 and 11: We offer students the Edexcel Combined Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE’s.
The GCSE in Combined Science should enable students to:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem solving skills in the laboratory, in the field and in other learning environments
- develop their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Students should study the sciences in ways that help them to develop curiosity about the natural world, that give them an insight into how science works and that enable them to appreciate its relevance to their everyday lives. The scope and nature of the study should be broad, coherent, practical and satisfying. It should encourage students to be inspired, motivated and challenged by the subject and its achievements.
We also offer the Separate Science GCSE qualifications for higher ability students who have a keen interest in Science and often want to continue to study it beyond GCSE level. This has further topics that extend and build-upon the key concepts studied in Combined Science qualification.
Key Stage 5 (AS/A Level)
At KS5 we offer A-Levels in Physics, Biology and Chemistry along with Level 3 Vocational Science courses.
Edexcel NCF Level 3 Applied Science