The Science department is located in Dearing Centre towards the rear of the school. It comprises 9 dedicated laboratories,1 ICT suite and 2 prep rooms.
For more information, please refer to year group curriculum information booklets (found under Curriculum, organised by year group) or contact the head of department, Mr D Johansson
Each classroom has interactive whiteboards as well as being equipped with standard laboratory equipment such as gas taps, sinks and glassware.
We also have an array of specialised equipment which we can use to support practical work and aid pupil understanding. We also have access to Chromebooks to support independent learning.
To KS3 pupils we deliver a curriculum specifically designed to best prepare pupils for their further study in KS4, this includes all aspects of the KS3 Science National Curriculum.
At KS4, we deliver the GCSE combined trilogy to all pupils which results in pupils receiving 2 GCSE’s for science.
We have the option of entering pupils for the GCSE Separate Science which means pupils will get a separate grade for GCSE biology, GCSE chemistry and GCSE physics.
Throughout the year various extra-curricular sessions are held including revision for GCSE examinations.
At Key stage 3 we use extra-curricular activities to access numerous STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) opportunities. This has included entering robotics competitions and visits to various large scale events such as The Big Bang Fair and TeenTech.