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The Belvedere Academy

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Science

Modern civilisation owes much to the development of scientific understanding, and we intend that the teaching of Science reflects this.  Firstly in terms of the historical and cultural impact of the key scientific developments of the past, but also in terms of the moral implications of the pursuit of modern and future scientific progress, for example in areas such as stem cell and genetic technologies, climate change, the further development of nuclear technology, pollution and ecological problems and resource depletion.  Links between scientific knowledge and related careers are regularly made during lessons, and the number of pupils who consistently progress from GCSE studies to scientific A levels in the pursuit of science-based careers is reflective of this.  Furthermore, to supplement what pupils receive in lessons, science and engineering extra-curricular activities, delivered both by Science teachers and external agencies, are provided wherever possible.

 

 

The Department

As the biggest department in the school, the Science Department are a fundamental part of what makes Belvedere so special! We are an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team with a shared vision and collaborative approach, based on the highest expectations of ourselves and our pupils.  Broadly divided into three main disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), we each have a particular favourite topic and field of expertise, so we learn new things from each other every day, showing we are a progressive and forward-thinking department. The dominant factor linking the individual teachers in our department is the enjoyment we get from teaching and inspiring the scientists of tomorrow. Despite studying three separate subjects within Science, the distinct areas have much in common. If you are eager to conduct experiments, or a mathematical master, you will get the opportunity to showcase your skills across all three subjects, either under the umbrella of 'Science' in Years 7 and 8, or as discreet subjects thereafter. Science is central to every aspect of our lives, it is our job to make Science relevant to you. Rather than studying topics in isolation we make them relatable, accessible and fun.

Curriculum Related Expectations

Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Overview - Science

Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Overview - Biology

KS4 Curriculum Overview - Chemistry

KS4 Curriculum Overview - Physics

KS4 Curriculum Overview - Combined Science Trilogy (2 GCSEs)

Key Stage 5

KS5 Curriculum Overview - Chemistry

KS5 Curriculum Overview - Physics

KS5 Curriculum Overview - Biology

 

Enrichment

Chemistry Club

David Attenborough Club

Top of the Bench 

STEM Club

Science Club

Trips

Biology field trip to Formby

CERN, Switzerland

The Catalyst Museum

Quarry Bank Mill

Staffing

Mrs J. Everett - Curriculum Leader of Science, Subject Leader of Chemistry, Teacher of PSHE

Miss L. Jones - Assistant Curriculum Leader of Science, Subject Leader of Biology

Mr T. Betts - H&S and IT Coordinator for Science, Teacher of Science

Mr C. Dewick - KS3 Science Coordinator, Teacher of Biology

Miss T. Doyle - Science Enrichment Lead, Teacher of Physics

Miss S. Kehoe - Teacher of Science, Teacher of PSHE

Mrs E. Koltuniak - Assistant Vice Principal, Teacher of Biology

Mrs N. Magee - SENCO, Teacher of Chemistry

Dr S. Moon - Subject Leader of Physics

Miss M. Quinn - Teacher of Science, Teacher of PSHE

Mrs R. Rogers - Teacher of Chemistry

Mrs C. Traynor - Careers, Teacher of Biology

Dr K. Vaquer - Teacher of Biology

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