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The Science department has nine very experienced teachers. We aim to provide the students with specialised subject teaching, especially for GCSE and A level. A variety of courses are offered, to tailor the education to the individual student. SCIENCE
 
The Department

Head of Science and Physics - Mrs N Gregory

Head of Chemistry - Dr I Wardell

Head of Biology - Mrs E Busfield

Teaching Staff -   Mrs F Haunch
                            Mr F Murphy
                            Mrs T Waldron
                            Mrs K Martindale 
                            Mrs C Aurikko 
                            Miss V White
                            Mr Wright

 

 
 
Weekly events

Monday
Science Plus      - Lab 5 at 1pm
                          - Advice available from a biology,
                            chemistry and physics specialist
                          - Open to all year groups

Tuesday
Science Detention - Lab 5 at 1pm

Thursday
Science Masterclass 
                      - this is a series of tutorials on topics
                        for each subject. The schedule is
                        displayed in each Science Lab.
                      - Lab 5 at 1pm week 1 and 1.25pm
                        week 2

 
   
 Science - monkey in hot spring

 Key Stage 3 Science

All pupils study a common scheme of work, which follows the national curriculum. A variety of different teaching techniques are used allowing pupils to participate in practical work, discussions on topical issues and to experience all three subjects that make up  the science curriculum (biology, chemistry and physics).

 Science - world in our hands

 Key Stage 4 Science

All pupils follow a GCSE Science course within the school, taught by subject specialist teachers. All pupils are prepared for the Seperate Science Higher tier examination. The curriculum builds upon the work done in Key Stage 3, developing the understanding of the students and extending their practical skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science - DNA

Biology

From investigating the effects of caffeine on heart rate or the antimicrobial properties in plants to conducting some of the techniques used in forensics. Biology offers an active exploration of the many exciting aspects of Science that have furthered our understanding of life on Earth.

Science - reaction of ammonia with oxygen

Chemistry

Chemistry is the use of chemical knowledge to explain how the world around us works.  Ever thought of a piece of fruit as a complex chemical factory?  What about drug design, synthesis and analysis?  The joy of the subject is finding out answers to such questions.  Go on and explore!

 

Science - lightening1

Physics

Physics is a well established subject, where numbers have grown steadily. The course followed looks at how physics is used in both traditional and up-to-date subject matter. Practical work is still a very important part of this course allowing students to learn through experience.