Science

Head of Department: Miss L Powell

Department Introduction

We are very proud of Science at Herne Bay High School. The courses have been structured to engage students and hopefully to enthuse them, be informative and provide them with key skills for life.

The Department is equipped with eight state of the art laboratories, a specialised sixth form teaching area, an open learning area and a computer suite. Our Department is supported by three specialist technicians who provide classroom support for all practical work.

Courses

We currently offer a wide range of subjects in Science and tailor courses to meet the needs of our students. Key Stage 3 students follow a three year programme which covers a wide range of topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our students are regularly monitored and assessed before reaching the end of the Key Stage by which time they can readily access our GCSE courses.

With the exception of Triple Science students who start studying for their Science GCSEs in Year 9, students start studying GCSE Combined Science in Year 10.

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Our vocational students follow a BTEC course over the two year period studying First Award in Principles of Applied Science.

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Science in the 6th form is growing from strength to strength and we currently offer A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science course.

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These are excellent courses and provide our students with the necessary skills to pursue a wide variety of University courses and many scientific careers.

Enrichment

We run revision classes prior to all major examinations and all of these are advertised in science lessons and all students are encouraged to attend.

A variety of trips, lectures and invited speakers all support the provision of Science over the year.

Science club, which is now in its fifth year also going from strength to strength. All students are welcome and this is held Tuesday evenings.