The appliance of science

The department is staffed by ten science specialists and supported by two committed technicians.

We have 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 and laptops.

Department Staff and Responsibilities

Mr N Roberts – Teaching and Learning Leader for Science and Director of Learning
Mrs G Sherrard – Teaching and Learning Manager for Science
Mrs A Johnson – Chemistry Lead, Teacher of Science
Mrs T Dean – Teacher of Science
Miss R Daly – Teacher of Science
Mrs C Cottam – Teacher of Science
Mrs A Morey – Teacher of Science
Miss L Hunter – Teacher of Science
Miss L Goolamy – Teacher of Science
Ms H Dean – Teacher of Science
Ms S Sadiq – Senior Technician
Ms B Cunliffe – Senior Technician
Mrs J Orrell – Science Technician
Linked Governor – Mrs Kath Freeman

Key Stage 3

In Years 7, 8 and 9, we cover the Science National Curriculum, supported by a newly written, well-resourced Scheme of Work.

Key Stage 4

All but one set of students begin the GCSE course in “Combined Science” in year 10. This is worth two GCSE grades.

A smaller group of students can opt for the separate science GCSE courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This route is worth three GCSE grades.

We aim to complete the course as soon as we can so that there is more time to interleave carefully tailored lessons that will push each student to their highest grades.

Subject Intent and Learning Journey

The following link outlines what students will learn at each stage of their journey at Bedford in Science. This includes the key knowledge, skills and concepts they will encounter through their exciting and aspirational journey in Science. Science Curriculum Intent and Learning Journey

Extra Curricular Activities

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

On Wednesdays we have Lego Club and Chess Club, then on Thursdays we host our Year 7 Science Champions.

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. We also take students to Manchester University for lectures.