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Science and Technology

Science and technology are leading the way in improving the quality of life for millions - from the food we eat and how we communicate to the medicines we rely upon and the climate we are impacting. 

Science is fundamental to overcoming the challenges current and future generations face and developing young minds into the next generation of highly skilled workers we so desperately need.

At SRWA students study a variety of science topics in order to prepare them for this, covering the key disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics taught in discrete lessons from Year 7 onwards. They do so in well resourced and state of the art laboratories, taught by subject specialists in a department with decades of collective experience teaching science.  

Aims Of The Subject

We aim to prepare students for GCSE, A-Levels and STEM careers beyond by -

  • Learning the theories that underpin key disciplines within the natural and physical sciences.
  • Experiencing practical science at every opportunity and learning how to use the scientific method to investigate and explore the observations they make.
  • Providing the opportunity for students to analyse data methodically and make informed conclusions about the observations they make.
  • Using an evaluative approach to decision making and arguments about societal issues relating to the everyday, all the way to the cutting edge of science and technology research.

Staff Contacts

Mr D Harman - Curriculum Director STEM, dharman@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Mr S Davies - Science teacher/Assistant Principal (Nightingale/STEM)

Miss S Pike - Science teacher/Vice Principal

Mr M Monahan - Science teacher/Assistant Principal (W6)

Miss M English - Science teacher/SENCO, menglish@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Mr R Loveridge - KS5 Co-ordinator, rloveridge@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Miss C Earl-Novell - Science teacher/Chapter Leader (Nightingale), cearl-novell@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Mr A Stevens - Science teacher, astevens@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Miss R Grimwade - Science teacher, rgrimwade@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Mr J Gardiner - Science teacher, jgardiner@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Dr P Klemenic - Science teacher, pklemenic@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Dr E Furlong - Science teacher, efurlong@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Enrichment

As one of only four leading National Hub Schools for the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS), all students are able to take part in live science research projects supported by IRIS - a science charity that provides amazing opportunities for students to engage in world class, cutting edge science research whilst still at school. In addition they have opportunities to present at prestigious scientific venues and conferences, discussing their work with students from around the UK and beyond along with world leading scientists and academics.

For Keystage 3 there is also a weekly science club that focuses on the whizz bangs and messy side to science.

For Keystage 4, students are also able to participate in the Bronze and  Silver CREST Award.

For Keystage 5, students are also able to participate in the Gold CREST Award.

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