The Science Department comprises three disciplines, Biology,
Chemistry and Physics and it currently has fourteen members of
teaching staff as well as six technicians.
All girls follow a broad and balanced science curriculum until
the end of Year 11. Years 7-8 follow a scheme devised by the
Department to be relevant and stimulating as well as a good
preparation for GCSE. Since September 2007 all pupils in Year 9
begin to study the three Separate Sciences for the AQA examination
board; in Years 10 and 11 some pupils change to Science plus
Additional Science whilst others continue with the three Separate
The specifications followed give pupils the opportunity to
acquire a systematic body of scientific knowledge, to develop
experimental and investigative abilities as well as an
understanding of the economic, ethical and social implications of
the technological and environmental applications of science.
Extra-curricular activities include visits, entries in national
competitions and Science Club whose members work towards external
awards. Girls plant bowls of bulbs to display on windowsills in the
Spring Term. During the rest of the year the Department supplies
plants for the corridors from the greenhouse.
Visit our individual Science departments: