There are currently 10 full-time teachers of Science, and two part-time teachers.
There are 4 laboratory technicians, servicing 7 full-sized laboratories and one small laboratory which is used exclusively for Sixth Form.
Each laboratory is designed for studying chemistry, physics and biology, with services for gas, electricity and water throughout. There are safety cut-out devices associated with the gas and electricity supplies, and all hazardous materials are safely locked away in specialised storage areas when not required in lessons. Great importance is attached to the issues surrounding the health and safety of our students; we ask for parents’ support in this matter by ensuring that their daughters are equipped with a labcoat and a hairband for tying back long hair where appropriate.
There is a good record of success in the Science Faculty; examination results in GCSE and A-level have been pleasing, not only in terms of % A*-C grades, but, equally importantly, a high proportion of students achieving their “target” grades.