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.

Mr Richard Oldroyd
Director of Science

Meet the Team


Mr R Oldroyd

Director of Science
ro@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs M Salmon

Teacher (Second in Science & KS4 Coordinator)
mbs@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Miss L Jelfs

Teacher (KS3 Coordinator)
lmj@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs J Bardsmith

Teacher (DofE Co-ordinator)
jib@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr A Black

Teacher
adb@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr L Cheffins

Teacher
lc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs S Edwards

Teacher
se@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr W Greenwood

Teacher
wg@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs W Hafiz


wh@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Miss G Hawkes

Teacher
gh@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs S Johnson

Teacher (SLT)
sj@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr C Mason

Teacher
cm@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs V Mason

Teacher (SLT)
vsm@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs L Mills

Teacher
lm@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Miss J Price

Teacher
jp@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs H Pember

Lab Manager
hp@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr K O’Connor

Technician
ko@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Curriculum Content


Below 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 and 8.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 9, 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.

Biology KS3


Biology KS4


Curriculum Rationale


Chemistry KS3


Chemistry KS4



Physics KS3


Physics KS4



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