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

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


Miss L Jelfs

Teacher & KS4 Coordinator
lmj@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs S Edwards

Teacher
se@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs S Johnson

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


Mr T Gray

Teacher
tg@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr W Greenwood

Teacher
wg@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs W Hafiz

Teacher
wh@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr H Deal

Teacher
hd@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs J Bardsmith

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


Mrs V Mason

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


Mrs L Mills

Teacher (Head of Year 8)
lm@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs J Price

Teacher
jp@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs H Pember

Technician
hp@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr K O’Connor

Technician
ko@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Department Subjects


Key Stage 3: Years 7 & 8 Overview:

During years 7 & 8 students develop and broaden the knowledge and skills they have from primary school. The emphasis is placed firmly on developing the foundations needed for their GCSE years. In both years 7 & 8 they will study the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics that make up the Key Ideas in Science. As well as developing their knowledge students will develop their skills through a range of practical activities.

Course Information

Students will study units of work in each of the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each unit is carefully written to:

  • Develop the key knowledge needed to progress to GCSE Science.
  • Develop the skills required to plan and experiment, collect and record data, analyse and evaluate scientific evidence.
  • Give the student feedback on their progress using assessments and tests.

In Year 7 students will study the following units:

Biology Chemistry Physics
Cells Particles Earth and Space
Plant Reproduction Earth and Atmosphere Energy
Human reproduction Acids Forces
Interdependance Rocks Electrical Circuits

In Year 8 students will study the following units:

Biology Chemistry Physics
Human Skeleton Elements, mixtures & Compounds Light
Inheritance Chemical Reactions 1 Waves
Breathing Separating Mixtures Sound
Digestion Chemical reactions 2 Forces

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