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

Mr Brown, Teacher of Science

Mrs Dean, Chemistry Lead

Miss Daly, Teacher of Science

Mrs Cottam, Teacher of Science and Learning Manager

Mrs Holland, Teacher of Science and Learning Manager

Mr Howard, Senior Technician

Mrs Johnson, Teacher of Science

Mrs Morey, Teacher of Science

Mrs Morris, Teacher of Science

Mrs Orrell – Science Technician

Linked Governor Mrs Kath Freeman

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

All but one set of students begin the GCSE course in “Combined Science” in year 9.  This is worth two GCSE grades.

A smaller group of students begin their separate science GCSE courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  These are worth three GCSE grades.

We aim to complete the course before the mock exams in the December of year 11 so that there is more time for carefully tailored lessons that will push each student to their highest grades.

Extra Curricular Activities (Days and Times)

Many staff are around after school each evening, supporting students with coursework and preparation for GCSE examinations.

On Tuesdays we have “Science Film Club” and on Fridays we have “Lego club”.

During school Enrichment Days, students have fun investigating a crime scene within the Science Department, or develop their Biology knowledge with a trip to Chester Zoo.