The Science department is one of the largest in the Academy and is made up of ten full time and two part-time teachers. In addition, we have a specialist science HLTA and excellent support from three full time and two part time technicians. We are fortunate to have twelve well-equipped laboratories serviced from a central prep room. Each of the laboratories is fitted with an interactive whiteboard and one of the laboratories also has a suite of computers.
In KS3 and 4, pupils are taught in ability sets within two half-year populations, called Huish and Episcopi.
KS3 - 6 hours per fortnight
Pupils are taught general science in Year's 7 and 8. From Year 9 onwards, pupils are mostly taught under the separate science headings of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The department have adopted the Collins scheme of work in response to the new National Curriculum.
KS4 – 9 hours per fortnight
Pupils start the Edexcel GCSE courses early in the spring term of Year 9. The majority of pupils follow the Science + Additional Science route, with the top two sets following the Separate (Triple) Science route.
Triple science specifications:
KS5 – 9 hours per fortnight
Y7 Zoo Trip to Bristol Zoo (July)
Y8 Recycling trip to Carrymoore recycling plant - TBC
Y9 Trip to Radstock Quarry – TBC
Y12 A-level Biology Zoo Trip (Bristol)
Y13 A-level Biology Field Trip (1 weekend in Dorset)
Y13 Trip to Cern (visiting the Hadron Collider)
Eureka Lectures for any students interested in local Somerset schools (Spring and Autumn term)
Mr A. Day – A level Physics technician, part time
Mr C. Deady – Teacher of Science and Physics at KS4/5
Miss J. Edwards – Curriculum team leader of Chemistry; Teacher of Science and Chemistry at KS4/5
Mrs J. Gray – Senior Technician, full time; A level Biology technician
Miss J. Willis – Teacher of Science and Biology at KS4/5
Mrs E. Hildred – Part time Teacher of Science and Physics at KS4/5
Mrs N. Hill – Curriculum team leader of Biology; Teacher of Science and Biology at KS4/5
Mrs V. Howarth – Senior Technician, part time; A level Chemistry technician
Mrs S Cornelius – Teacher of Science and Biology/Chemistry at KS4; Teacher of Biology at KS5
Mr B. Purdy – Teacher of Science and Chemistry at KS4/5
Mrs B. Manu – Teacher of Science at KS4 and Specialist Science HLTA
Mr P. McSparron – Curriculum team leader; Teacher of Science and Physics at KS4/5
Ms C. Korzilius – Teacher of Science and Chemistry/Physics at KS4
Mr M. Pembrey – AST Teacher of Science and Chemistry at KS4/5
Mrs A. Rogers – Teacher of Science and Biology at KS4/5
Mr I. Sargeant – Teacher of Science and Chemistry/Physics at KS4
Mrs G. Wright – full time technician
Miss A. Waywell – full time technician