Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

Traditional, Inclusive, Supportive

Science

Mr J Scahill
Subject Leader: Science

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Welcome to the Science department

AIMS

Students – to treat each student as an individual who will be motivated to fulfil their potential in an academically challenging environment. To develop all students' into young adults who have the ability and science based skills to successfully navigate their lives after school. Young people who have the confidence, knowledge and understanding to seek answers to the scientific challenges of the future.

Students of all abilities are expected to do their very best in science and we have developed  programmes of study/learning which are accessible to all.  We teach separate sciences ( biology, physics and chemistry ) as well as combined science  to our KS 4 students which we start in Year 9. 

Staff  - To encourage educational excellence and  professional development in  a learning environment which is friendly, hardworking and rewarding. We have 9 specialist teachers who are enthusiastic about all aspects of science, as well as two full time science technicians and one part time technician who are well qualified in all areas of science.

Performance

Our results are consistently good and the department regularly achieves results above that of the national averages.  This year (2017) we were particularly pleased with the number of A*/A results in the separate sciences.

Accommodation

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.

Opportunities for all

The department  organises a Science Fair every year for all students interested in carrying out a science research project, this has grown from strength to strength in recent years and we have invited in guest judges from the Norwich research park to get a flavour of the amazing projects designed and delivered by our students. The department also has an active astronomy club which encourages our students to feed their imagination about the wonders of the universe or decide to take on the challenge of an additional GCSE. In recent years the astronomy club has gone out to educate and enthuse our feeder schools; with great success.  The department  also runs a science fiction club at lunch time where students have the opportunity to watch and discuss the science behind the silver screen. Finally  when the exam season approaches  revision sessions for those taking GCSE exams are well attended and appreciated by our students.