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The Warriner School


Welcome to the Science Department

Subject Leader

Dr J Mileham

The Team

Dr C Ashton

Miss A Birch

Mrs R Cosgrove, Assistant Headteacher: SENCo

Dr G Dawber, Deputy Subject Leader (Key Stage 4)

Mr J Dean

Mr P Dhesi, Austen House Co-ordinator

Mrs J Goodall, Deputy Subject Leader (Key Stage 5)

Miss C Gyde

Mr J Knowles, Head of Year 7 and Transition

Miss J Lewis

Mr S Ockleston, Deputy Subject Leader (Key Stage 3)

Mr N Smith, Head of Careers

Mrs M Dickson-Smith, Senior Science Technician

Miss M Gray,  Science Technician

Mrs D Fell,  Science Technician 


Introduction to the Department

Science is a wonderful way to understand the world around us, and is also lots of fun!

The Science Department encourages students to link learning to their everyday experiences and to use experiments to explain what they see. We aim to impart the skills which students need for a future beyond school, such as inquiry, questioning, analysis, literacy and numeracy.

We are very lucky in Science to have members of staff with specialisms ranging from cosmology to environmental biology and many things in-between. This broad range of expertise allows us to offer A-level studies in Biology, Chemistry and Physics where we are really able to explore more deeply into our subjects.

Key Stage 3 

Biology: Cells, Body Systems, Reproduction, Heath and lifestyle, Ecosystems, and Adaptation
Chemistry: Particles, Elements and atoms, Reactions, Acids and Alkalis, the periodic table, practical techniques, Metals and Acids, and the Earth
Physics: forces, Sound, Light, Space, Electricity and magnetism, Energy, and Motion and pressure.

Key Stage 4 

At KS4 the students either do Double or Triple Science; double science is two GCSEs split across the three sciences, This means that they will study most of the topics from KS3 in greater depth. Triple science means that the students get a GCSE in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. They cover all of the same material as the double scientists but with some extra added in throughout.

Key Stage 5 

A Levels are available in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Examination Information 

A Level Biology: OCR
A Level Chemistry: OCR
A Level Physics: AQA

Other Information

There is a developing scheme of Science enrichment which will be phased in throughout the year.