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SCIENCES GCSE

Mission Statement

To develop scientific knowledge and understanding in all three science disciplines. Developing understanding of scientific process and method. To develop students’ practical skills including their ability to; collect, analyse and evaluate observed data, using tables and graphical detail accurately. To develop an appreciation of the place of science in the real world.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

GCSE Biology (AQA)

GCSE Chemistry (AQA)

GCSE Physics (AQA)

GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (AQA)

Unit Work

Department Highlights

Each year the Science department runs a variety of extra-curricular activities that support the learning that goes on in lessons - linked directly to the specifications being taught. These include:

- Newcastle University Sixth Form Workshops for Biology and Applied General Science

- Law Courts visits focus on on the use of Forensics in law

- Ecology Field Trip week

- Centre for Life - workshops

- Edinburgh Zoo - conservation seminars

- Chemistry Olympiad

In addition to which the Science department also run a voluntary Science Club and also Further Enrichment lessons where students can work towards a CREST award which inspires and enthuses students between ages 11-19 in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) subjects.

Staff Contact List

Mr Tom Hillman - Head of Science, Assistant Headteacher

Tom.Hillman@dchs-alnwick.uk

Mrs Sarah Bowden - Head of Chemistry

Miss Emma Robertson - Head of Applied Science

Mr David Rowley - Head of Physics

Mrs Gill Hogg

Mrs Clare Tennant

Miss Rebecca Gustard

Mrs Naomi Hutchinson - SENCO, Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Nell Gair - Director of Learning Year 9

Mr Scott Wilkinson