The Science Faculty is a busy outward looking and thriving area of the school. We have a lot of expertise within the staff. We are leading some of the innovations in using ICT for teaching and planning.  The Faculty is staffed by a team of thirteen experienced teaching staff and is supported by three technicians and a curriculum assistant.

Science Staff Names

Specialist Area

Jack Mclaren Head of Science
Mick Garvey Head of Physics
Elliot Kirk Head of Chemistry
Harriet Goswell Head of Biology & KS4 Co-ordinator
Emily Redding Biology
Lucy Hazlewood Biology
Arthur Harwood Biology, Assistant Head
Rebecca Lowdon Science - Chemistry & KS3 Co-ordinator
Sue Mappledoram Biology
Parminder Mann Physics
Paul Starr Geology, Leader Post 16 Student Services
Paul Edmunds Geology
Wendy Fenton Senior Science Technician
Debbie Edgworth Science Technician
Jo Burk Science Technician & Curriculum Assistant

We are building on the computer expertise in the faculty and looking to developing electronic resources for students to use on line.

We will continue to build on successes at KS3 and KS4 by developing ‘How Science Works‘ skills tied in with assessment for learning. This fits with the need for scientifically literacy in society.

We run very successful courses in A level Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology and we are looking to maintain this whilst implementing the new KS5 changes.

Science Curriculum Arrangements


Curriculum Time


Year 7 12% None
Year 8 10% Half year (sets 1-4)
Year 9 14% Half year (sets 1-4)
Year 10 Double Science 18% Half year banding
Separate Sciences 6% per Subject Top sets in each band
Year 11 Double Science 20% Half year banding