Half Term Overview
|Mr D. Street (Head of Science)||Chemistry and Biology|
|Mr D.G. Mayhead (Second in Science)||Chemistry and Physics|
|Dr M. Rugen-Hankey (Welsh Bacc Co-ordinator)||Chemistry and Physics|
|Mr D. Higgins (Year 10 Progress Manager)||Physics|
|Mrs A. Dennis||Biology|
|Miss T. Venables||Biology|
|Miss L. Williams||Biology|
|Mrs C. Armitstead (Head Teacher)||Chemistry and Biology|
|Mr B. Dennis||Chemistry and Biology|
|Miss B. Baxter||Science Technician|
About the Department
The Science department is a very diverse group of highly qualified teachers.
We can draw on a vast range of experience – academic, teaching and industrial to ensure that the pupils of Rhyl High School experience the best in Science education.
We work as a team, ensuring that we deliver a rich and consistent curriculum across key stages, ability ranges and subjects.
We strive to choose the courses that best reflect the strengths of our pupils and compliment these with a range of trips and activities such as The “Salters Chemistry Festival”, “EcoScience”, “The Big Bang Festival” and “I’m a scientist Get me out of here!”
We are forward looking, embracing Information Technology where we feel that it enhances the delivery of the curriculum.
Key Stage 3
|Year 7 pupils meet two members of the department for their first year and are taught seven modules.There are three levelled assessments, three levelled home works and three formal tests to assess learning.These compliment the routine Assessment for Learning that happens routinely in lessons.
Year 8 and 9 Pupils benefit from subject specialists teaching them in twelve week rotations.
Each rotation is assessed with one homework, one levelled task and a formal test.
Key Stage 4
|Key stage four pupils follow either a GSCE Double Science course with the WJEC or the BTEC Principles of Applied Science and BTEC Application of Science course with Edexcel.|
|GCSE||WJEC – www.wjec.co.uk|
|BTEC – Edexcel||Edexcel – www.edexcel.com|
|Year 10 GCSE||Summer 2014 & Summer 2015|
|Year 11 GCSE||Summer 2014|
|Year 11 BTEC||No Written Examination in Summer 2014|
GCSE results have shown a general increase over the last three years.
The introduction of the BTEC should improve these results further.
Trips this year
July 2011 – The Solar Car Challenge Wrexham
July 2011 –Liverpool Festival of Science 2011
March 2012 – Salters Festival Bangor
March 2012 – Eco Science day Bangor
June 2012 – STEM day at Glyndwr University Wrexham
July 2012 – Big Bang Festival Liverpool.
May / June 2012 – “I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!” online competition with year 8.