Science

Science Staff:

  • Dr V Maxwell  –  Head of Department
  • Mrs J Turner – Second in department & Head of Biology
  • Mrs H Ridgeway – Biology, Assistant Achievement Leader Y6&7
  • Mr A Goodhead  – Biology, Assistant Headteacher
  • Dr D Squire – KS3 Co-ordinator, Biology
  • Mr S Hensley – Teacher of Biology
  • Mr J Phillips – Head of Chemistry
  • Mr K Chohan – Teacher of Chemistry
  • Mr S Wildgoose – Teacher of Chemistry
  • Mr B Mills – Head of Physics
  • Mrs J Bryant – Teacher of Physics
  • Mr K Clarke – Teacher of Physics
  • Mr R Wall – Teacher of Physics

Science comes from the Latin word ‘scientia’ meaning knowledge. Here at King Edward VI we are a dynamic and forward thinking department who strive to bring Science alive and encourage our students to use Science as a vehicle to discovering how things work today, in the past and how they are likely to work in the future. We endeavour to develop the entire student and help them to foster an understanding of:-

  • key scientific skills
  • concepts which they can use to increase their perception of the world around them
  • relating practical activities to theory

We build on students’ natural curiosity in order to make them more systematic and critical in their approaches to scientific phenomena.

Key Stage 3

Students in Year 8 follow a Thematic Scheme which enables each lesson to be planned with a high fun factor. This approach allows the department to fire the enthusiasm of the students as they are directed to see the impact Science has on their everyday lives.

Year 7 will commence with the New National Curriculum the government has proposed which incorporates a high level of challenging topics to stretch the more able student but still keeping Science and the Scientific method at the forefront.

Key Stage 4 Courses

  • GCSE AQA Biology (Triple Science)
  • GCSE AQA Chemistry (Triple Science)
  • GCSE AQA Physics (Triple Science)
  • GCSE Core and Additional Science

Key Stage 5 Courses

  • GCE AQA Biology
  • GCE AQA Chemistry
  • GCE AQA Physics
  • GCE OCR Applied Science

Useful links:

Physics controlled assessment:  Physics ISA Help