Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

Traditional, Inclusive, Supportive


Mr J Scahill
Subject Leader: Science

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Welcome to the Science department
Our aim is that students develop the skills to make sense of the world around them. In doing this they develop the ability to analyse, interpret, consider and question what they see. We deliver the four key strands of science: biology, chemistry, physics and investigative skills.

Students of all abilities are encouraged to do their very best in science and we have developed a programme of education accessible to all by having a range of courses available including at GCSE Triple Science (currently a 3 year course begun in Year 9), Core and Additional Science (2 year course) and Core and Vocational Science (2 year course). All pupils leave Neatherd having completed a GCSE Science course.

We believe the strength within our department is due to the team spirit we encourage between all science staff. We have 10 specialist teachers who are enthusiastic about all aspects of science, as well as two full time science technicians and two part time technicians who are well qualified in all areas of science.

Our results are consistently good and the department regularly achieves results above that of the school average.

The department has eight dedicated science laboratories. Each lab is equipped with interactive whiteboards as well as all standard laboratory equipment to ensure students enjoy the practical aspect of Science education. The department also has its own lap tops and access to ICT suites as required.

Opportunities for all
The department currently participates in the County Science Olympiad and has a Science Fair every year for all students interested in carrying out a mini research project. We also regularly run revision sessions for those taking GCSE exams. The department also has an active astronomy club which regularly delivers material to our feeder schools. Recently the department was recognised by the British safety council for its ongoing health and safety at work course.