The Science Faculty currently comprises of one part-time and seven full time members of staff. We are a strong team and are all committed to raising standards in Science for all learners. We are very proud of our results but always strive to improve.
We have tracking systems which allow us to identify students who are underachieving at an early stage and we share class progress information freely within our faculty. We are a very supportive team who meet regularly to share Teaching and Learning ideas and classroom management strategies.
The faculty is situated in a suite of 4 laboratories adjacent to one another on the lower floor of the school, all of which have been recently refurbished. We have access to one IT room, allocated to Science, having a suite of 30 computers, plus others throughout the school whenever requested. All rooms have the latest interactive whiteboards.
At present, Year 7 are taught in mixed ability form groups and Year 8 and Year 9 are in ability sets. Key Stage 4 classes are all set by ability. We feel this balance ensures the best standard of Teaching and Learning and opportunity for all of our students. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum has just undergone a significant review and the faculty worked together to look at how we could completely update the scheme of learning in line with new assessment requirements, a new national curriculum and a desire to motivate and enthuse our students. The scheme makes maximum use of practical activities.