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Key Staff

  • Dr. R Kellaway - Head of Department
  • Mr A Davies - Second in Department
  • Mrs H Weeks - Third in Department, Chemistry
  • Mrs M Prestwood - Fourth in Department, Applied Science
  • Dr. A Sanderson
  • Dr V Landeg
  • Ms C van Zwieten
  • Ms M Wade
  • Dr S Keeton
  • Mrs S Sinharoy
  • Ms P West
  • Mr M Childs

Study Support

We recommend the following tools to support learning in science:

Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 and 9

Science Milestone Assessment Schedule 2023/24

Our schemes of work have been updated to match the new QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) specifications. They cover a broad range of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics, plus some of the general skills that pupils need to succeed in science in the future.

Revision Guides are available from the Finance Office. Foundation and higher versions are available.

Year 7 Topics to revise Year 8 Topics to revise
Biology Biology
Cells Food and Digestion
Reproduction Respiration
Environment and Feeding Relationships Microbes and Disease
Variation and Classification  
Ecological Relationships  
Chemistry Chemistry
Acids and Alkalis Atoms and Elements
Simple Chemical Reactions Compounds and Mixtures
Particle models of solids, liquids and gases  
Physics Physics
Magnets and Electromagnets Energy Resources
Electrical circuits Heating and Cooling
Forces and their effects Light
Energy Sound and Hearing
  The Solar System and Beyond

Key Stage 4 (GCSE) - Years 10 and 11

A balanced science course is taken by all students - one that is made up of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in equal amounts. Most students will take the AQA Combined Science (Trilogy)GCSEs. Since this is a Double Science GCSE, pupil results are awarded as double grades using the new numbering system (ie 9,9 being the highest grade, followed by 9,8 then 8,8 etc.)

In addition to the 12 periods a fortnight in which all students study for their Double Science GCSEs, students can opt to study Science for an additional 6 periods per fortnight. These extra periods would be two each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons and would lead to pupils achieving 3 separate science GCSEs. This route is commonly referred to as 'Triple Science'.

For full details or to download a specification, please visit www.aqa.org.uk

Key Stage 5 (AS / A Level) - Years 12 and 13

We offer the following courses in our Sixth Form:

Applied Science  Biology Chemistry
Physics Psychology Sociology

We offer A and AS levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (OCR). We also have a Social Science Department that offers AS and A levels in Sociology AQA, Psychology AQA and a Diploma in Criminology Eduquas. 

For further information on what courses we offer in Sixth Form, please review our Sixth Form Prospectus and Course Guide

Applied Science Course Guide 2023

Criminology Diploma Course Guide 2023

Biology Course Guide 2023

Chemistry Course Guide 2023

Physics Course Guide 2023Psychology Course Guide 2023

Sociology Course Guide 2023

Click here to learn more about the Social Science courses we offer at Post-16 level.

Extra Curricular Activities

Once a fortnight we run STEM Club after school for pupils interested in finding out more about Science. This also gives pupils an opportunity to take part in further practical activities.


Last Updated November 2023