The Science Faculty occupies one of six key learning zones within the “E-shaped” two-storey school. We have a suite of 6 purpose-built Science laboratories that are located along both sides of the Science Faculty corridor. There is also a Science staff workroom and a prep room which has chemical storage areas. All of the laboratories benefit from interactive whiteboards and speaker systems, and have a PC. All teachers are also allocated a laptop for their use, and there is a Science Faculty class set of laptops on a mobile trolley that teachers can book to use. The Science Faculty benefits from the support of a full-time, experienced Science technician, and the school also employs a dedicated reprographics technician and there is on-site IT support.
The school teaching day consists of four one-hour lessons, and students are taught in two half-year timetabled blocks for Science. Within each of the two half-year blocks, there are Science teaching groups that are arranged into broad ability groups that also take account of any behavioral needs.
The Science curriculum at KS3 is based on the NC and is taught as topics or units of work. At KS4, we offer New Specification Combined Sciences and Single Sciences. We have reviewed both the KS3 and KS4 curriculum to ensure that our full curriculum offer fully meets the needs of all of our students and gives every student the best possible opportunity to be challenged at their level, and to succeed.
Please click on Science Information 2017 (Z.Bhamjee) for more information