Science

Welcome to the Science Department
“A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.” (National Curriculum, England)

Meet the Science Department
The Department team consists of ten members of staff. These are:

NameTitle
Mrs K PixtonHead of Department
Mrs S LatifProgress Lead – KS4
Miss S YoungProgress Lead – KS3
Mrs L BrindleyDeputy head Teacher
Miss M MullenTeacher of Science
Mr L WhiteTeacher of Science
Mr J GoslingTeacher of Science
Mrs S KhatoonTeacher of Science
Miss S DuarteTeacher Assistant
Dr David AlexanderScience Technician

Science Overview

KS3 is delivered in discrete units of Biology Chemistry and Physics

In KS4 all Science is taught through specific Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons. The majority of pupils will complete the Trilogy- Combined Science Programme of study, which results in 2 GCSE’s being obtained. This qualification involves taking 6 examinations at the end of year 11.

Pupils who opt for Triple Science, will gain GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics. These qualifications all involve 2 examinations to be taken at the end of year 11.

Both qualifications are 100% examination with no coursework involved.