During Key Stage 3 all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum delivered through our own tailor made course. The focus is on practical study and we have well resourced laboratories that allow for this.
We believe this is an excellent way of introducing students to the skills, knowledge and language they will need to develop as enthusiastic scientists.
Assessment is formative throughout the course, in addition to the winter and summer school examinations.
The A Level Sciences courses we teach are Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are all with the exam board AQA. Specifications can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level
We additionally teach the AQA Applied General Science course which is a level 3 qualification. The specification can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/applied-general
Our objective is to ensure that learning is enjoyable and enhances a student’s enthusiasm for Science subjects beyond GCSE. There is an emphasis on how each scientific discipline is relevant to contemporary issues and there are numerous opportunities to use practical experiences and link theory to reality, which will equip students with the essential practical skills they require.
For pictures from the 2011 KDHS trip to CERN click here.
KDHS fielded a highly motivated and able team of year 12 students to enter the acclaimed international Weizmann Institute Safe Cracking Competition. After winning on a national level by competing against schools from across the country, KDHS was invited to compete internationally in the annual championships held in Israel. Although our students gave it their all they missed out on claiming top prize. Click here for pictures.
GCSE COURSEWORK ENHANCEMENT SESSIONS
A club run once a week for pupils in year 10 and 11 to get extra guidance on their science coursework.
Miss. S.Hirst - Head of Department (Responsibility for KS5 & Chemistry)
Miss. C. Harrington - Head of Department (Responsibility for KS4 & Combined Sciences)
Mr.Z.Christo – (Responsibility for A Level Physics)
Mr.P.Curati - (Responsibility for GCSE Physics)
Mrs. V. Dansey - (Responsibility for KS3)
Miss. N. Longley – (Responsibility for Biology)
Mrs. H. Byrne
Dr. L. Ivings
Mrs. J. Lomax
Dr. S. McDonald
Dr. D. O’Brien
Mr. G. Percival
Mr. A. Waring
Mrs. E. O’Connor - Head Technician
Miss. S. Costello – Lab Technician
Mrs. L. Parkes - Lab Technician