Students in KS3 cover a programme of study which develops the key skills needed for GCSE sciences. Students study several topics which cover all aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Biology.
Year 11 students are following the final year of AQA GCSE Core and Additional Science or GCSE separate sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The courses encourage students to understand theoretical concepts alongside developing practical Science skills. Each GCSE is assessed by three separate exams together with a controlled assessment completed in lesson time.
Year 9 and 10 students are following the new AQA Trilogy scheme of work. This will lead to 2 GCSEs in combined science or three separate sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Biology – AQA
A-level Biology is a challenging, rewarding course that helps students develop skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career. It offers teachers and students freedom, creativity and opportunity for independent progression from GCSE Science or Biology.
A-level Biology builds on the concepts and skills developed in the GCSE and it is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent. Students who study A-level Biology may go on to a Biology-related degree course.
Chemistry – AQA
A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops students’ scientific skills and knowledge.
Following on from GCSE Science or Chemistry, this qualification offers teachers and students freedom, creativity and the opportunity for independent progression in Science.
Physics A – AQA
A-level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works.
A-level Physics builds on the concepts and skills developed in the Physics GCSE and is particularly suitable for students who have the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE Additional Science course or equivalent.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science
BTEC in Applied Science gives learners the opportunity to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding which are transferable and will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in their own status or employment, or general changes in applied science practice, provision or environment provide education and training for science employees to develop their underpinning knowledge and scientific skills give science employees opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific qualification give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the science sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry or health-related or other science-related qualifications increase understanding of the role of the science technician or assistant practitioner, their relationship with the scientific community and their responsibilities towards the community and the environment give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
Mrs R Simmonds– Head of Department
Miss V Guest – 2nd in Department – Science
Miss L Bligh-McCann – Head of Biology
Mr L Stewart – Head of Chemistry
Mr A Hudson – Head of Physics
Mrs R Dwyer – Teacher of Biology
Mrs E Howcroft – Teacher of Biology
Miss C Lee – Teacher of Biology
Mr P Benson – Teacher of Biology/Assistant Principal
Mr R McGrath – Teacher of Chemistry
Mrs C Render – Teacher of Chemistry
Miss A Rowland – Teacher of Physics
Mr C Baker – Teacher of Physics
Mr J Dean – Teacher of Physics
Mrs T Myers – Teacher of Physics
Mrs Z Rosenberg – Teacher of Physics