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Our aim is to instil a love of the subject and develop an appreciation of how understanding science has an impact on the lives we lead in the 21st century.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are the fastest changing sectors and it is vital that todays young scientists are nurtured to become a resilient, flexible and highly skilled workforce for the future.

Science is broadly divided into the three traditional areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and the department is well staffed with specialists across all areas.

At Key stage 3, students are taught General Science with setting introduced gradually towards the end of year 7. The course teaches fundamental units, building knowledge in such areas as basic human biology, particles and simple chemical reactions, electricity and forces whilst developing skills in practical techniques and investigative work, safety and risk assessing.  The course links strongly into PSHE topics taught on Alternative Curriculum Days. Students also work on extended project style tasks. Towards year 9, students begin to access content leading into GCSE work in the three sciences.

There is also an 'Extended Learning' programme for students in Key Stage 3 and a drop in session for students who need help/advice with this.  Read more about this on the Extended Learning web page

At key stage 4, students are taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics units by specialist staff.

Topics broadly covered include:


​Plants and photosynthesis

Human body systems

Environment and interdependence

Microbes and health

​Particle theory

Atomic structure

Materials from the earth

The periodic table

Chemical reactions

Calculations in reactions

​Energy and electricity generation

Forces and motion

Earth and space

Waves and radiation


Exam courses offered include Separate Science GCSE’s and Combined Science (currently Core and Additional Science courses). These courses will change in the very near future due to the new specifications being introduced. 

The department offers all three sciences at A level and progression onto these courses is available for all students regardless of the GCSE course taken, the only requirement being a good pass at GCSE Science.

Who we are

Mr P. Wilson- Head of Science

Miss D. Hudson - Head of Biology

Mrs C. Martin - Asst Leader in Science

Mrs J. Sapsford - Teacher of Chemistry

Mrs J. McCready - Teacher of Chemistry

Mrs R. Hartley - Biology Teacher

Mr A. Makings - Science Teacher

Mr J. Self - Science Teacher

Mr Simon Charity - Science Technician

Mrs Jacqueline Silcock - Science Technician

Further Information

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the school curriculum please email: