Science

Welcome to Science (2017-2018)

The science department is comprised of six teaching staff and one technician all working collaboratively to ensure students achieve their full potential. Students are encouraged to investigate the world around them and question why things happen. We aim to ensure that all enjoy the practical nature of the subject and are encouraged to practice their scientific skills and techniques. The department makes sure that all students have a good knowledge and understanding of science through motivational, fun and engaging lessons.

Key Stage 3

We offer a broad curriculum at KS3 comprising of biology, chemistry and physics topics.
The biology topics include: Cells, tissues, organs and systems, muscles and bones, ecosystems and respiration.
The chemistry topics include: Mixtures and separation, acids and alkalis, atoms, elements and compounds, rocks and reactivity.
The physics topics include: Energy, electricity, forces, sound, magnetism, light, earth and space.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

At KS4 we offer a very personalised curriculum with a variety of courses students are able to follow:

Combined Science GCSE (AQA Trilogy – leading to two Science GCSE grades)
Triple Science GCSE (AQA – leading to three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

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Enrichment opportunities in Science

Mondays 2.30-3.30pm: Intervention for Y11 GCSE Science
Thursdays 2.30-3.30pm: ‘Mad Scientists Club’ for KS3

Contacts

Mrs Alison Chiverton, Head of Science
Miss Sarah Atkinson, Second in Science, Associate Assistant Principal
Mr Richard House, Teacher of Science
Mrs Genevieve Curran, Teacher of Science
Mr Simon Haugh, Teacher of Science
Mrs Selina Bullock, Teacher of Science (maternity leave)

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@bydales.outwood.com

Images from our Y5 Space Day for local primary children, October 2016.

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