Welcome to the Science Department
Science is a key core subject. It is interesting and varied and teaches pupils skills and knowledge both practical and theoretical. The Science Department is well resourced with a suite of rooms which includes a computer room. All rooms have an interactive whiteboard. Science lessons cover all aspects of Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Pupils are encouraged to develop their investigative skills.
Biology is the science of life, and pupils study: how we evolved, how we impact on our environment It is the science that deals with the life processes and habits of all living things, and how they interact with each other and with their environment Biology, is taught with a balance on both practical and theory work, with the aim of giving students an appreciation of science as a process, as a way of understanding life and living organisms, including ourselves. Pupils are taught to analyse and evaluate data and experiments.
Biology Resources (coming soon)
Chemistry is the key to understand how the planet works, how chemical reaction influences so many aspects of life. It examines materials in terms of their structure, their physical and chemical properties, how they interact and what role they play in the living world. Chemistry is taught to encourage independent thinking & problem solving and pupils enjoy practical work as well as learning theory.
Physics is the science of matter and its motion, as well as space and time – it deals with concepts such as force, energy, mass, and charge, and helps us understand how the world around us behaves. By studying Physics, pupils learn why things work as they do. They develop the skills to think logically and learn through a variety of different ways both theoretical & practical.
Physics Resource (coming soon)
At KS3 pupils have three lessons a week in Years 7, 4 lessons a week in Year 8 and are taught in mixed ability groups. The course covers all aspects of the three sciences through a variety of topics and practical investigations. In Y9 they are set and the start to study for their GSCE exams.
In KS4 other pupils in Years 10 and 11 have 6 lessons per week. Pupils have two lessons in each if the three disciplines taught through a variety of theory and practice. The pupils follow the AQA board GCSE, AQA Core, Additional Science and Further Additional.
Pupils in the current Year 9 are now following the new AQA GCSE Science courses. These include Triple Science, Combined Science , and Entry Level Science.
Extra curricular activities include Science Club, Christmas Chemistry Lecture and Educational Science Visits.