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Director of Science
||Mrs S Bohan|
Miss R Ashworth
Mr D Burton
Miss J Carr
Ms S Carmody
Miss C Chan
Mrs J Dunbar
Mr A Farnell
Mrs M Garvey
Mrs K Kearns
Mrs K Kimber
Mr M Mulvaney
Mrs L Parry
Mr F Petrie
Mrs K Phillips
The department aims to offer a bespoke educational experience catered to our students' needs. Specialist teachers are used to deliver their own subjects from KS4 and up to KS5. Where students need more support, the curriculum is catered to their needs. Science, we aim to create an awareness of the world around them where developments is a subject that allows us to create an awareness of the world that may directly affect the students’ quality of life. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular experience from after school Science and Astronomy Clubs, Year 11 intervention session, Most Able breakfast club and STEM visits to some of the world’s leading research institutes such as CERN in Geneva.
The Faculty has a full range of facilities at its disposal. It is equipped with ten science Laboratories, of which six have double space teaching and practical areas. One room is dedicated to use as a 6th form teaching laboratory. The faculty also has at its disposal three computer rooms which can hold classes of 28, 16 and 15 pupils. Other rooms include a lecture theatre which can hold 50 pupils and is equipped with a 3D projector. Finally, there are two regular teaching classroom. These varied and modern teaching environments ensure that our learning environments are ready to meet the needs of any curriculum.
The department delivers KS3 in year 7 and 8. Traditionally this course is delivered over 3 years but by taking away overlap content that is addressed in Year 6 and at KS4 the department has created a bespoke curriculum, which maximizes the progress of individuals and giving them a better platform to build from when starting their GCSEs in Science.
Topics covered include:
|Year 7||Year 8|
The Particle Model
Forces and Motion
Diet and Health
Atoms, Elements and Compounds
Genetics and Evolution
Electricity and Electromagnetism
Photosynthesis, Respiration and Circulation
Materials and Everyday Chemistry
The department delivers KS4 from year 9 to 10. We are currently deliver AQA’s Combined Science: Trilogy due
As part of our delivery we have integrated Science skills based lessons to develop scientific enquiry, numeracy and literacy.
Topics covered include:
|Key stage 4 topics||
Homeostasis and Response
Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
Infection and Response
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
Bonding, Structure, and the Properties of Matter
The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Particle Model of Matter
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
The department delivers the most extensive and varied curriculum possible. The Department currently offers AQA Level 3 GCE Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Pearsons BTEC Applied Science. We are currently delivering AQA Applied General Science but this will not be offered to new Year 12 students from September 2018.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular experience from after school Science and Astronomy Clubs, Year 11 intervention session, Most Able breakfast club and STEM visits to some of the world’s leading research institutes such as CERN in Geneva.
Common jobs in Science include: Doctor, Veterinarian, Engineer, Pharmacist, Biomedical Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Pharmacologist, Geneticist, Environmental Scientist and Nurse.
Top 10 future jobs in Science:
General Science resources for all key stages