The Faculty of Science is proud of its pupils and believes strongly in catering to the highest standards for their education and their enjoyment of the sciences. Staff are enthusiastic and passionate and lessons, which are viewed as a partnership with pupils, are dynamic, interactive, academically challenging, engaging, nurturing, creative and fun. Pupils are stimulated in ways that develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, the sciences.
Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. All our pupils learn essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
Our aims and objectives are to:
- challenge, stimulate and develop interest in, and enthusiasm for, Science
Biology is the study of life. Â An interest in life is natural for humans and this is what we hope to foster in our pupils. Biologists attempt to understandÂ the living world at all levels from within the cell to the dynamics within ecosystems. Â We want our pupils to understand through relating structure and form to function. Theory is supported by an experimental approach.
- Our aim is to foster a fascination andÂ interest in living things. Â Our target is to develop an understanding and appreciation of biological knowledge,Â the biological world and the humanÂ impact on the environment.
Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy. Â Many people think of chemists as being white-coated scientists mixing strange liquids in a laboratory, but the truth is we are all chemists. Chemistry is alsoÂ involved in everything we do, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching a space shuttle.Â Chemistry has the power to explain innumerable phenomena in the world, from the ordinary to the bizarre. Â Why does iron rust?
Physics is a dynamic, practical subject which seeks to describe and explain everything we can see around us and some things that we cannot from the immensity of galaxies and the space between them, down to the inconceivably tiny particles from which everything is made.Â Moreover, it seeks to offer solutions that are utterly central to human progress and the future of our planet, whether it be by improving the way that we live today or by finding solutions to the problems of tomorrow.Â A good physicist will have imagination by the bucket load, but also a burning curiosity to ask and answer some truly fundamental questions.
To foster this curiosity which is innate in all children, the Physics department employs a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies.Â The highly dynamic and experienced members of staff approach their teaching roles with energy and enthusiasm.Â Â Practical and investigative work is central to all teaching and virtual simulations and real time wireless recording of experimental data both feature highly.
Each science subject department offers a range of activities
- Biology challenge
- Bridging projects
- Educational trip
- Open Morning chemistry context themed special events
- A regular Physics clinic is held each week for any pupils who might need extra help with their work