Students will learn scientific skills in an enriching, laboratory environment with the aim to both challenge and excite.

Curriculum Outline: Year 7
Curriculum Outline: Year 8
Curriculum Outline: Year 9
Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 4
Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 5


We strive to inspire a new generation of young scientists who tackle the burning issues of the day and provide scientific answers to puzzling problems.

The science curriculum aims to provide the foundations for understanding through a specific body of knowledge, curiosity, excitement and natural phenomena. At Macmillan students should be encouraged to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

At Macmillan we strive to incorporate effective learner behaviours alongside effective teacher behaviours in modelling cycles of learning. The 10 big idea topic headings include: Forces, Electromagnetism, Energy, Waves, Matter, Reactions, Earth, Organisms, Ecosystems and Genes. Each idea contains four smaller topics: the building blocks for the big ideas.



Student Assessment;
Students will be assessed throughout the academic year which will feed directly into termly data entry points. Assessments will be a combination of knowledge recall and extended writing. Assessments will build upon prior knowledge. Students will also be given a specific target on which to improve their literacy, numeracy and scientific skill. Students will have a copy of the Science flight path in their books so they are aware of expectations and of the key Science skills.

Department Staff
Staff Role
Mr T Shaw Head of Department
Mrs M Hart Head of Biology
Mrs N Rochelle Head of Biology
Mrs L Hill Head of Chemistry
Mrs D Arrowsmith Head of Physics
Mrs R Agar-Plews Teacher of Science
Dr M Brodie Teacher of Science
Mrs N Butcher Teacher of Science
Mrs R Costello / KS4 Progress Manager Teacher of Science
Mr A Embleton Teacher of Science
Mrs M Fawcett Teacher of Science
Mr J Foster Teacher of Science
Dr K Garbutt Teacher of Science
Mr M Gardner Teacher of Science / KS3 Co-ordinator
Miss C Richards Teacher of Science
Mrs L Shaw Teacher of Science
Mrs R Slater Sustainability Co-ordinator
Mr J Day Science Technician
Mr M Silk Science Technician
Mr M Silk Science Technician