Mr R Oldroyd

Director of Science

Welcome to the Science Department

Science is one of the core subjects that all students will study due to its importance in understanding the world around us and its relevance to a wide range of careers. During Key Stage 3, students will cover the important ideas in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will study topics that investigate the human body, the Earth and our atmosphere and how we use the energy we generate. At Key Stage 4 students will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in preparation for their GCSE exams. Students will either be entered for the three separate Sciences or the double award in Combined Science.

Throughout the five years, students will develop their scientific skills. This will include developing the ability to plan experiments, take measurements, analyse data and evaluate experimental techniques.

After following either, GCSE course students can choose to study the popular Science A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. Level three qualifications in Health & Social Care and Applied Science are also popular options and follow on naturally from GCSE Science.

Meet the Team

Mrs M Salmon

Teacher (Second in Science & KS4 Coordinator)

Mr W Greenwood

Teacher (KS3 Coordinator)

Mr A Black


Mr L Cheffins


Mrs S Edwards


Miss L Jelfs

Teacher (Lead Practitioner)

Mrs S Johnson

Teacher (SLT)

Mrs V Mason

Teacher (SLT)

Mrs L Mills

Teacher (Head of House Saturn)

Mrs A O'Dowd


Mr J Sharp


Mrs H Pember

Lab Manager

Mr O Tait


Curriculum Content

Here you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term.  ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7, 8 and 9.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 10 and 11.

The ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.

We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.