The Science Faculty embraces the traditional three sciences of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The establishment of a faculty ensures closer links and cooperation between the three subject areas, where the three Sciences are taught separately throughout the school.
We have excellent facilities dedicated to the individual teaching of the three subjects: four Physics labs, four Chemistry labs and four Biology labs.
In year 9, pupils follow the Spectrum Science course in all three Sciences as we smooth the transition into the GCSE by consolidating skills of graph plotting, communication and problem solving. We also enhance their experimental skills of planning, investigating, analysing and evaluating in safety. They then start work on the new GCSE course.
All three sciences are compulsory within the school through to the GCSE Balanced Science (Dual Award) in Year 11. We follow the Edexcel 360 Science GCSE course which is taught as three separate subjects and leads to GCSEs in Science and Additional Science. Pupils also have the option to choose to do the Separate Sciences, where they will get 3 GCSEs, one in each of the Sciences.