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Science

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9)

All students study a range of topics, broadly based on the KS3 National Curriculum, and will spend equal time on Biology, Chemistry and Physics based units. Students will also develop their investigative skills to prepare them for the challenges of the new KS4 specifications. In the second half of Year 9 students start topics that are relevant to their GCSE course.

In Years 7 and 8 the students are taught in their form groups. In Year 9 students are set according to their assessment  results and progress in the previous 2 years. 

Additional KS3 information


Key Stage 4 (Years 10, 11)

All students entering Year 10 after September 2016 will follow the AQA Science specifications. Students either follow the Combined Science (Trilogy) course or select Science as an extra option and complete 3 separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The different routes share most of the same content except those taking the triple route will cover additional topics over the 2 years to extend their knowledge of some more advanced aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

More details in KS4 brochure


Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)

  • Biology - Examination board: AQA
  • Chemistry - Examination board: OCR – Specification OCR(A)
  • Physics - Examination board: Edexcel  

More details in Sixth Form Brochure


Departmental Team

Dr W Fosdike (Head of Department and Subject Leader: Chemistry)
Mr J Minton (Second in Department)
Mrs H Offord (Deputy Head of Department and Subject Leader: Physics)
Miss H Alder
Mr S Flint
Mr J Minton
Dr A Poole
Mrs C Poon
Mr D Taylor
Mr A Walter

Technicians and Support

Mrs C Ferguson (Senior Laboratory Techicians)
Mrs L Kimber (Technician)
Mr D Rees (Technician)
Mrs L Ferguson (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)