Welcome to the Science Faculty

Ultimately, science is about origins – where the human race, the Earth and the Universe came from. When you put it in those terms, most people you find waiting for a bus are interested. It’s an incredible privilege to be alive today. For the first time in history, we have a realistic idea of the extent and content of the Universe – we can see to the “edge” with our biggest telescopes and we can count up the Universe’s constituents, 10 billion or so galaxies like our own Milky Way.

Not only do we know the extent and content of the Universe, but we also have a pretty good idea where it all came from. It burst into being in a titanic fireball called the big bang about 13.7 billion years ago and has been expanding and cooling ever since, with the galaxies congealing out of the glowing debris.

We know how and when the first humans came into being and how those naturally selected traits have been passed down, in just a simple helical molecule, through the generations from the origins of life some 3000 million years ago to all of the organisms we see today. Science has given us longer lives through disease control and medicine, provided us with materials to keep us dry, warm.

Our Faculty
Mr J Wragg – Science Faculty Leader / Head of Chemistry
Mr J Bahra (Biology Technician)
Mr G Baker (Chemistry Technician)
Mr P Cain (Head Technician)
Miss J Harrison – Chemistry / Physics
Mr T Clifford – Head of Physics
Mr R Huddart – Chemistry / Physics
Mr R Hough – Biology Mrs M Langham – Head of Biology
Ms V Lee – Physics
Mr T Morris – Biology
Miss N Neville – Chemistry
Mrs J Walls – Physics
Mrs J Wilson – Chemistry

Key Stage 3
At Key stage 3 we aim to develop the skills students need to study science as they move on in their education. The course contains a wide range of topics to provide a base from which to start our Key Stage 4 qualifications.

Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 we offer AQA Core Science (Science A), Additional Science, Further Additional Science as well as the individual Science pathways in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All of which are currently 75% exam based with 25% coursework. Some students will have the opportunity to study Btec level 2 Applied Science extended certificate which is a pass level equivalent to 2 C grade GCSE’s.

Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5 we offer AS / A2 levels in AQA Biology and Chemistry with OCR Advancing Physics.
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Please contact the Head of Faculty if you require any more information.