Welcome to the Science Department
Dr J Mileham
Dr C Ashton
Miss A Birch
Mrs R Cosgrove, Assistant Headteacher: SENCo
Dr G Dawber, Deputy Subject Leader (Key Stage 4)
Mr P Dhesi, Austen House Co-ordinator
Mrs J Goodall, Deputy Subject Leader (Key Stage 5)
Miss C Gyde
Mr M Keenlyside
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
Key Stage 5
A Level Biology: OCR
A Level Chemistry: OCR
A Level Physics: AQA
There is a developing scheme of Science enrichment which will be phased in throughout the year.