Science

Welcome to Science 2018-2019

The science department is comprised of seven teaching staff and one technician all working collaboratively to ensure students achieve their full potential. Students are encouraged to investigate the world around them and question why things happen. We aim to ensure that all enjoy the practical nature of the subject and are encouraged to practice their scientific skills and techniques. The department makes sure that all students have a good knowledge and understanding of science through motivational, fun and engaging lessons.

Meet the Team

Sarah Emmett, Teacher of Science and Head of Department, Biology Specialist
Richard House, Teacher of Science and Second in Department, Chemistry Specialist
Genevieve Curran, Teacher of Science, Physics Specialist
Selina Bullock, Teacher of Science, Biology Specialist
Laura Gerraghty, Teacher of Science, Biology Specialist
Ally Deacon, Teacher of Science, Physics Specialist
Erica McAuley, Teacher of Science, Chemistry Specialist

Key Stage 3

The Science course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE Science courses in Key Stage 4. We offer a broad curriculum at KS3 comprising of biology, chemistry and physics topics.
The biology topics include: Cells, tissues, organs and systems, muscles and bones, ecosystems and respiration.
The chemistry topics include: Mixtures and separation, acids and alkalis, atoms, elements and compounds, rocks and reactivity.
The physics topics include: Energy, electricity, forces, sound, magnetism, light, earth and space.

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Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

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Enrichment Opportunities in Science

Monday – ‘Mad Scientists Club’ for KS3
Wednesday – Educake Homework Club for all year groups
Thursday – Intervention for all Y11 GCSE students and target groups of Y10 students

Images from our Y5 Space Day for local primary children, October 2016.

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