The Science Faculty comprising a strong, excellent team of classroom practitioners who all teach Science up to GCSE level and then specialise in ‘A’ level Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
All staff have high expectations of all our pupils irrespective of their ability and always use a variety of teaching methods to appeal to all different types of learners in the classroom. All pupils study compulsory Science from Key Stage 3 – 4. The school follows the Activate Science Course for Year 7 and the Collins Absolute Science course for Years 8 and 9.
In Key Stage 4 the Gateway Science course offered by the exam board OCR, is used. Most pupils do the core and additional course to obtain two GCSEs, whilst some more able pupils choose the option of Triple Science where they study the Biology, Chemistry and Physics disciplines separately and obtain the separate GCSEs. Pupils who successfully complete their GCSE Science course have the option to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics at AS and A2 level in our thriving Sixth Form Department. Places on these courses are popular and competitive so a GCSE A grade is a prerequisite to being considered for entry onto one of these courses. The Science Faculty boasts excellent facilities and equipment to aid all pupils in their journey to discover Science.
Many practical lessons take place in laboratories to reinforce, consolidate and enhance the learning experience of all students.