Welcome to the Science Department

Stuart Dodson

Head of Science

The Science department comprises sixteen full time teaching staff and four dedicated laboratory technicians. At Key Stage 3 in Year 7 and Year 8, each Science class is taught by one Science teacher. A topic based approach is used to cover key aspects of the content. From Year 9 onwards, subject specialists teach the separate sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At Key Stage 4, students choose to follow a three GCSE or two GCSE programme. Many students elect to carry on their Science studies into the Sixth Form. The department offers both the AS/A-level course and the International Baccalaureate.

As Science is a practical subject, we are fortunate to have the facilities of twelve fully equipped laboratories. We have recently invested in updating our data logging equipment, so all students will experience using up to date measurement and analysis equipment as part of their normal Science studies.

Science offers a range of extra-curricular activities. For the younger students, the Science club allows enthusiastic junior scientists the opportunity to plan and carry out exciting practical work based on their area of interest. For the Senior students, the department runs a lecture programme on a wide range of interesting topics. In the past, these have included, Flying, The Science of Chocolate, The Theory of Evolution and Medical Ethics. Popular Science trips in the past few years have included the Hidd Power Station and the Cardiac Department at the BDF hospital where the students have the opportunity to observe open heart surgery.

Science students at St Christopher’s are enthusiastic and committed to academic success in the subject. The excellent results at GCSE, AS/A-level and IB are a testament to the students’ hard work and the dedication and expertise of the Science department’s teaching staff.


Stuart

Dodson

Head of Science

Adrian

Walker

Assistant Head

Tommy

Booth

Head of Chemistry

Derek

Gray

Head of Physics

Mike

Jardine

Head of Biology

Andrew

Beck

Alex

Catallo

Christopher

Edwards

Matthew

Gillard

Kaci

Goucem

Rose

Hockley

Rob

Jones

KS3 Science Coordinator

Pedro

Joseph

Calum

McIntyre

Ashling

Sissons

Emma

Thomas

Katrina

Weston

Contact Senior School

Phone:
+973 1760 5300
Fax:
+973 1760 5307
Last Updated: 13 December 2017