Welcome to the Science Department
The Science department team is dedicated to nurturing students through their studies, ensuring enthusiasm and fun is maintained throughout all levels. Our summer results were very pleasing creating a positive buzz amongst staff and students.
Our entitlement approach to learning ensures that every student is provided with the supported opportunity to develop the necessary skills to do well, both academically and in the wider world, irrespective of ability level. Students are encouraged to develop resilience and take calculated risks, in order to achieve the highest grades.
We have a brilliant technical team that supports teachers in delivering interesting, engaging and well structured lessons. Students will engage in practical work, experience demonstrations and have access to a range of stimulating resources. Science allows students to learn through experiences in the classroom and to problem solve both individually and as part of a team.
The programme of study for Science begins with a two year foundation course in Years 7 and 8. Students study a range of topics that build on their primary learning and addresses any gaps in learning between feeder schools, as necessary. The GCSE course runs through Years 9, 10 and 11. All students commence GCSE studying double award material in Year 9. More able students follow an accelerated programme in Years 10 and 11 and high achieving students are entered for Triple award. At A level, Sciences are oversubscribed. We are extremely proud of the progress our students make at Post 16 and the value added on their performance. Many go on to successfully complete university courses.