The Science Department
- Abigail Burgess - Head of Department
- Stephanie Culley - Deputy Head of Science
- John Vennart - Assistant Headteacher
- Karen Parry - KS5 Coordinator
- Aidan Robson - Teacher of Science
- Sangeeta Chibber - Teacher of Science
- Darren Deller - Teacher of Science
- Ferenc Puskas - Teacher of Science
- Sarah Lowe - Teacher of Science
- Chris Ryan - Teacher of Science
- Julie Wareham - Teacher of Science
- Rachel Collingwood - Teacher of Science
- Rebecca Cowley -KS3 Coordinator
- Saman Masoud - Teacher of Science
- Janet Dickens - Senior Lab Technician
- Josephine Creasey - Lab Technician
- Waren Stephens - Lab Technician
- Julian Wood - Lab Technician
The Science Department is well equipped with ten laboratories. The laboratories are all relatively newly refurbished and all contain Interactive white boards. Every laboratory is fully operational for practical activities; with science lessons taught in an interactive, engaging and inspiring way. This affords all our students the best chance to reach their potential in science.
Key Stage 3
Pupils follow a course which contains a wide variety of lessons adhering to the National Curriculum but following a context based approach.This sets key scientific concepts in real world examples allowing students to appreciate the relevance of their learning. We believe that practical work is a crucial part of the science we teach and therefore lessons develop investigative and analytical skills.
Key Stage 4
Pupils complete the Edexcel 360 Core Science course in Year 10 which will gain them one GCSE. In Year 11, pupils complete the Edexcel 360 Additional Science course which leads to a second Science GCSE. We also offer BTEC science to students who prefer a 100% coursework based course. Some of our students complete triple science gaining 3 separate GCSEs in science. Coursework Activities (carried out in class) are an important aspect of both the Year 10 and 11 work and count 25% towards their final grade.
Key Stage 5
The department runs A level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Applied Science. The take up for these courses every year is excellent. Most of the pupils go on to University and we are proficient in preparing students for Oxbridge and Medical School entry. We keep in touch with past pupils many of whom take higher degrees in Science subjects.
Year 7 Science Club
Mascalls year 7 students can join science Club which allows young people to take part in Science outside the curriculum and encourages students to undertake activities linked with Science. The club runs once a week during lunch time. Sometimes activities are messy, mucky and explosive, but most of all they are interesting and fun and encourage members to experiment and undertake practical activities.