Mr O. Gilligan
It is departmental policy to encourage 'Double Award Science' rather than the individual sciences as the natural choice for most pupils. However, some pupils, according to their level of achievement at Key Stage 3, will be advised to study Single Award Science. The Double Award syllabus includes all the essential elements of physics, chemistry and biology and is widely recognised as a suitable qualification at 16+ for those pupils contemplating 'A' Level in any of the individual sciences or any other academic course. Double Award Science counts as two distinct G.C.S.E. subjects and is highly regarded for vocational purposes.
The department functions within a three laboratory complex. The laboratories are fully resourced offering our pupils the finest facilities for experimentation and practical investigation.