Science

Head of Faculty: Mrs 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 curriculum is structured so that the sciences are taught separately through the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and it is our intention that all students sit the separate GCSEs at the end of year 11*.

The Department is equipped with seven state of the art laboratories, a specialised sixth form teaching area, an open learning area and a computer suite. Our Department is supported by four specialist technicians who provide classroom support for all practical work and an HLTA who provides support to students within lessons

*this does not apply to our current year 11 students, some of whom have followed the combined science curriculum.

Teaching Staff

Mrs L Powell - Head of Faculty

Mrs J Gibson - Subject Lead, Biology
Mrs S Dawson - Subject Lead, Chemistry
Mr A Heaney - Subject Lead, Physics
Mr Arr-Jones
Mrs Baldwin
Mr Borer
Mr Brown
Mrs Enaohwo
Mr Ferreira
Mr Horton
Mr Martin
Mrs Montague
Mrs Santer
Mrs Smith
Ms Stenhouse
Miss Stevenson
Mrs Strand
Mr Wescomb

Science Clubs and Trips

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.

We also run a weekly STEM club and Robotics club, which we invite all students to attend.

What do our children study?

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 and study within the separate areas of 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.

In Year 10, students follow the Single Science GCSE route and study Biology, Chemistry and Physics, therefore achieving three GCSEs at the end of Year 11.
In the current Year 11 cohort students are either studying Combined Science or Separate Sciences.
Click here for exam board information on GCSE Single Sciences

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.

Click here for exam board information on A-Level Biology
Click here for exam board information on A-Level Chemistry
Click here for exam board information on A-Level Physics
Click here for exam board information on BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science

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

Year 7 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 7 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 7 Physics Curriculum Plan
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Year 8 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 8 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 8 Physics Curriculum Plan
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Year 9 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 9 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 9 Physics Curriculum Plan
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Year 10 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 10 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 10 Physics Curriculum Plan
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Year 11 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 11 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 11 Physics Curriculum Plan
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Year 11 Biology (Combined Science) Curriculum Plan
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Year 11 Chemistry (Combined Science) Curriculum Pl
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Year 11 Physics (Combined Science) Curriculum Plan
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Year 12 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 12 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 13 Biology Curriculum Plan
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Year 13 Chemistry Curriculum Plan
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Year 13 Physics Curriculum Plan
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