In the Science department we encourage pupils to discover more about how the world around us works and to develop an appreciation for the speed of new discoveries and how these can be used to benefit our lives. We believe that Science is a practical course and encourage practical work as often as possible. The new, purpose-built Science block allows even more practical work to be carried out. The facilities and emphasis on practical work together with outstanding teaching enables pupils to make excellent progress.
The Year 7 & 8 pupils follow a general Science curriculum with pupils in Year 9 starting the GCSE Science course. There are two options available to GCSE students. The Triple Science option will result in three separate Science grades whilst the Combined Science will result in two GCSE grades. Both courses cover a wide range of concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and both options are excellent preparation for one or more of the Sciences at A level. At A level we offer Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will offer, from September 2018, a BTEC in Animal Management. A high proportion of our A-level pupils continue to study a Science related course at university.
In addition to classroom based learning, there is a very active conservation club and a successful farm club. In the last few years there have been guest speakers and presentations by organisations such as the RAF as well as trips organised to a wind and solar farm, the Big Bang Fair, CERN in Switzerland and South Africa. A team also represented the school at the UK Space Design competition last year.
There are nine Science teachers and two technicians in the department who bring a huge wealth of experience and passion to the Science team and provide an excellent level of education.