The appliance of science
The department is staffed by eight science specialists and supported by a committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant and two technicians.
We are housed in nine specifically designed laboratories, seven of which are housed in a purpose-built science department, along with the science ICT suite which is also supplemented by a class set of ipads..
Department Staff and Responsibilities
Mr Roberts – Teaching and Learning Leader for Science
Mrs Sherrard – Teaching and Learning Manager for Science
Mrs Holmes – HLTA
Mr Howard – Senior Technician
Mrs Orrell – Technician
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 and 8, we cover the Science National Curriculum, supported by a well-resourced Scheme of Work.
Key Stage 4
For the first half of Year 9, most students continue to receive a thorough grounding in the KS3 National Curriculum.
A smaller group of students begin their separate science GCSE course.
In the second half of the year, all pupils begin the GCSE course in “Core Science.
In year 10 and year 11 pupils continue with their guided KS4 courses.
Those starting separate science complete the Physics gcse in year 10, then study the remainder of the Chemistry and Biology courses for examination in year 11.
In year 11, those studying the “Core Science” GCSE move on to the “Additional Science” GCSE.
Extra Curricular Activities (Days and Times)
Many staff are around after school each evening, supporting students with coursework and preparation for GCSE examinations.
On various evenings, students travel to the Eccles campus of Salford College to work with ‘A’ level students as part of the Science Society.
During school Enrichment Days, students have fun investigating a crime scene within the Science Department.