Mrs G McFadden - Director of Science
Laura Espin – Leadership Coach
Dawn Brough – Assistant Principal
Vicky Conway – Assistant Principal
Simon Belk – Teacher of Science
During years 7 and 8, we build the foundations for success at GCSE by providing the infrastructure for the ‘big’ ideas in science, along with developing practical investigation skills.
We follow the AQA Trilogy specification. At the end of the course students will be awarded with two GCSE grades.
There are six examinations at the end of the course: two biology, two chemistry and two physics, each lasting 75 minutes.
Students can choose to extend their knowledge and skill within science further by choosing the Triple science option, through which they will study each of the disciplines described above in more depth and with greater complexity. Students will be awarded three GCSE qualifications for each discipline; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths