Biology is not only the window into the fascinating world of living things; it is also the door to a lifelong interest in subjects which are vital to solve the problems spawned by the 20th Century.
Head of Biology: Mrs Louise Carter
The Chemistry Department is a lively, friendly and very successful one which is at the forefront in the use of modern technology in its teaching. An exciting development has been involvement with a company developing CD-ROM materials for teaching Chemistry at GCSE and A Level. Some of the prototype materials under development are being trialled in the Department and thus students have access to the very latest software.
Head of Chemistry: Dr Alexandra Waine
The Department is well resourced with laptops and data logging equipment that provide stimulating activities to support the theory taught. Development of skills in ICT is a high priority within the Department and this is reflected in the coursework. At GCSE Level Physics is taught in the context of the world around us and numerous practical examples are used in problem solving and developing ideas. At A2, there is flexibility in this area which results in a varied and interesting range of projects undertaken. All pupils enjoy the atmosphere in the laboratory and are fully supported throughout by good pupil/staff relationships.
Head of Physics: Mr Dick Carpenter
The Sport Science programme aims to complement the overall educational plan of the School where pupils are encouraged to think for themselves, to think of others and to think deeply.
The Sport Science course offers the pupils the opportunity to:
Head of Sport Science: Mr Philip Arnold
- Develop an in depth understanding and knowledge of the subject content.
- Stimulate an interest in physiology, psychology and social aspects of sport, leading to an ability to relate the theory aspects of the course to the pupils practical performance and sport in general.
- Develop an understanding of functional anatomy and exercise physiology which will enable the pupils to relate to their own and others sporting performances.
- Understand the intricacies of skill acquisition and the psychological aspects of elite sport.
- Build up a broad knowledge and understanding of the world of sport in the past and in the present. To be able to have intelligent views on many of the current topics being discussed in sport.
- To develop an understanding of how to plan, perform and evaluate their own performance and that of others in a variety of sports and training situations.