Three full time technicians maintain equipment and prepare experiments. Thursday afternoon is used for departmental meetings and staff training. Recent inset courses include:
Recent departmental activities to promote Science for the students have included:
|Mr T Shaw||Head of Science, Head of Chemistry|
|Mr R Bryson||Teacher of Chemistry / Head of Year|
|Mrs M Hart||Head of Biology|
|Mrs D Arrowsmith||Head of Physics|
|Miss L Brickles||Teacher of Chemistry, NQT Mentor / Head of P16 Chemistry|
|Mr M Gardner||Teacher of Physics, KS3 Coordinator|
|Dr K Achenbach||Teacher of Physics / G & T Coordinator|
|Mr D Mason||Teacher of Physics / AST|
|Mrs N Rochelle||Head of Biology|
|Mrs M Fawcett||Teacher of Biology / Sustainability Coordinator|
|Miss R Agar||Teacher of Chemistry|
|Dr K Garbutt||Teacher of Biology|
|Miss R Adamson||Teacher of Biology|
|Dr R Moran||Teacher of Biology/ Head of Critical thinking|
|Mrs L Shaw||Teacher of Chemistry/ Lead induction Tutor|
|Mrs R Slater||Teacher of Biology|
|Mr L Tucker||Teacher of Science|
|Miss N Butcher||Teacher of Science|
|Mr J Day||Technician|
|Mr M Silk||Technician|
|Mr M Howley||Technician|
|Mrs K Campbell||Teaching Assistant|
Year 7-9 follow National Curriculum Key stage 3 using our own in house scheme. All lesson plans incorporate accelerated learning, the Academy literacy strategy, Gifted and Talented opportunities and SEN. Year 7 to 9 have three lessons a week.
Year 7 comprises of mixed ability classes for the first half term then setted with Maths, Year 8 are taught in mixed ability bands, but each band is setted on their overall Year 7 results. In Year 9 the students remain in their three mixed ability bands, but the Science department then set them according to their year 8 Science scores.
In Year 10, following National Curriculum Key Stage 4, students undertake the OCR Gateway Science course. The course is taught by specialist teachers of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each subject getting two lessons a week.
Year 10 classes are taught in three bands, within each band students are setted according to their KS3 SAT’s results.
Post sixteen students undertake AS and A2 level Biology (OCR), Chemistry (OCR) and Physics (OCR) . All students get 5 hours per week.