Sunday, September 24, 2017


Half Term Overview

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Our Staff

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.

Curriculum Structure

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. 


Exam Boards

BTEC – Edexcel Edexcel –


Examination Series

Year 10 GCSE Summer 2014 & Summer 2015
Year 11 GCSE Summer 2014
Year 11 BTEC No Written Examination in Summer 2014


Recent News

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.

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