Who are we?
- Ms. Tara Lloyd –Co Head of Science and Key Stage 5 and BTEC Coordinator (Chemistry Specialist)
- Mrs. Clare Thorneycroft – Co Head of Science, Key Stage 3 Coordinator (Biology Specialist)
- Ms. Natalie Carwithen – Key Stage 4 Coordinator (Chemistry Specialist)
- Ms. Katie Gent (Physics Specialist)
- Ms. Heather Hollett STEM Coordinator (Biology Specialist)
- Mrs. Nancy Morten-Freeman (Biology Specialist)
- Mr. Maisam Damani (Chemistry Specialist)
- Mr. Gareth Williams (Physics Specialist)
- Mr Tommy Stamp (Sportscience Specialist)
- Mr. Joseph Nsubuga (Biochemistry Specialist)
- Mr. Piotr Klimczak (Environmental Science Specialist)
- Mr. Derek Higgins (Biology Specialist)
- Miss Siobhan Ahern (Biology Specialist)
- Miss Danielle Tindal (Instructor of science – Chemistry)
- Mrs. Karen Haywood (Technician)
- Mrs. Kirsty Chant (Technician)
- Mr. Alistair Plant (Technician)
- GCSE Triple Science – The highest ability students study separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics under the OCR GCSE Gateway Science specification.
- GCSE Science/Additional Science – This course allows students to achieve two GCSE grades in Science under the OCR GCSE Gateway Science specification. Although it has less content than GCSE Triple Science is still a route into A Level study.
- BTEC Science (Edexcel) – This is a three-year vocational course worth two GCSE’s (Edexcel) designed to be a more hands -on and practical experience. The first GCSE is Principles of applied science. This course offers students the opportunity to gain the equivalent of one GCSE grade A* - C. The course is taught over one year and comprises of 4 units. Unit 1 is a general science unit that is examined and is 25% of the final grade. The remaining 3 units are coursework/assignment based. Each of the remaining units involve Biology, chemistry and physics. The assignments are taught through a work related context approach and will be graded pass, merit or distinction. The second Award is applications of applied science and again involves 3 internally examined units and one external exam.
- A Level Biology (Edexcel Salter’s Nuffield Advanced Biology). This course develops students understanding of Biology using a context driven approach. Students start the course with the study of Mark a 15 year old boy who had a stroke and Pete a 55 year old man who as a heart attack despite being very fit. Students explore the Biology surrounding key case studies and issues and develop and excellent understanding of the importance of Biology in the real work.
- A Level Chemistry (Edexcel). This course develops students understanding of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Students will study aspects of chemistry that are often in the media and affect their lives. It is important that students have the necessary knowledge and understanding to explain many different aspects of contemporary chemistry. The content of this specification includes the fundamental key concepts of chemistry needed for progression into higher education and employment.
- A Level Physics (Edexcel). The universe is full of interesting phenomena and strange physical behaviours that are often understood with the study of physics. This course allows students to approach this subject using a concept driven approach, studying from the laws upward, to be able to apply their knowledge to any situation that may arise in a greater depth than at GCSE. Students will develop an understanding of motion and material behaviour as well as looking into the finest structures in universe to the universe in it enormity.
Skills gained for the future:
Studying the scientific disciplines in addition to gaining scientific knowledge develops students' skills in logical thinking, planning, analysis skills (interpretation of data and mathematical), evaluative skills (evaluating sources of information and data), research, ICT skills (data logging, simulations, office applications) and communication skills (team work and presentation). The study of the sciences can lead to higher education in many areas but also gives students a sound understanding of science in everyday life - from loft insulation to genetic disorders.
How to find out more information:
For more information about Science at Cornwallis Academy please contact Miss Tara Lloyd Co Head of Science by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs Clare Thorneycroft Co Head of Science by email (email@example.com) .