Science is a core subject that pupils study from Year 7 until Year 11. Pupils are taught for three hours a week in Years 7, 8 and 9 and 4 hours a week in Years 10 and 11.

We have a wealth of combined experience with six full time teachers and a dedicated technician within the department.

The department is extremely well resourced; we have five dedicated laboratories and a wide variety of apparatus and equipment. There is a real focus on practical work throughout our curriculum and we endeavour to make Science lessons fun and exciting whilst teaching pupils to become more responsible and develop useful skills. The department work closely with local primary schools to enhance the learning of our younger students.

Year 10 and Year 11 students study AQA Science, either Separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or Core and Additional Science. Year 9 students are beginning their studies using the new GCSE criteria.

Our examination results for 2015 showed improvement. We already have GCSE results for 2016, students who studied Biology in Year 10 have achieved a 95.8% A*-C pass rate, exceeding national figures.

Nina O'Brien

Acting Science Subject Leader