Science

The Science department currently has ten full time teachers and is supported by two full time and one part time technician.

Ms N Wainwright
Head of Science
Mrs C Smith
Assistant Head of Science
Mr P Bremner
Assistant Head of Science
Miss O'Hare
Assistant Head of Science
Mr M Morrell
Deputy HeadTeacher
Mrs C Robbins
Assistant Headteacher
Mrs J Collins
Teacher of Science
Mr P Cope
Teacher of Science
Mr A Frain
Teacher of Science
Miss A Hickford
Teacher of Science
Mrs L Hollinworth
Teacher of Science
Ms C Wightman
Teacher of Science
Mrs C Brennan
Learning Progress Assistant
Mrs B McKeon
Learning Progress Assistant
Mrs Throp
Senior Science Technician
Miss Rawstron
Science Technician
Miss Capper
Apprentice Science Technician

The Science department has three specialist laboratories, three regular laboratories and two multi-functional rooms. All teaching rooms are fitted with state of the art facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers. The department is generously resourced with text books, four class sets of laptops and specialist equipment.

The Hollingworth Ecology Garden provides a multi habitat environment. The pond is already home to hundreds of developing frogs, the odd newt, water flies and an abundance of micro-organisms. Microscopic study of these organisms takes place during science lessons and pond dipping activities.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9 receive three 60 minute lessons a week with homework each week, as is the policy at Hollingworth. Pupils are taught in set groups. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a baseline assessment on entry in Year 7 and will complete three National Curriculum assessments a year.

KS3 Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4

The Science department currently follows the AQA syllabus. Year 10 pupils are following the new GCSE Combined Science programme of study whereas Year 11 pupils are finishing the legacy GCSEs in Core and Additional Science. Triple Science (GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics) is chosen as an option and is studied by approximately 25% of the cohort.

In Science pupils are taught in sets, progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure.