SCIENCE

“A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but rather imagination”

Albert Einstein

2600 years ago Thales, a Greek philosopher, attempted to explain earthquakes without reference to mythology. He believed that all that we saw around us could be explained by a set of natural laws. Science means ‘knowledge’ and it is the job of scientists to search for these natural laws through experimentation and logic. As the human race has gained knowledge through the scientific method it has given us the power to control the world like never before. And still the quest for this knowledge continues.

Science is the perfect subject to complement a child’s natural curiosity. Students embrace it when they ask questions, like “What is the Aurora Borealis?” or “Why do we dream?”. We encourage all of our students to ask questions and then form their own opinions, rather than accepting those of others.

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge”

Carl Sagan

Science has split into three areas. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At Key Stage 3 students follow a topic based Combined Science curriculum.  At Key Stage 4 students will either follow the AQA Trilogy course or the AQA Separate Science option.  At Key Stage 5 students can follow AQA Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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Click the image above to access the Science Curriculum Map

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Discover more by accessing the subject pages below:

Key Information

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Science Department

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Mr T Rush

Curriculum Leader for Science

Miss J Atherton

Subject Leader for Core Science

Mr S Kaye

Subject Leader for Chemistry

Mrs L Thorne

Subject Leader for Biology

Mr A Williams

Subject Leader for Physics & Astronomy

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Teachers of Science

Miss L Barson
Mrs D Billington
Mrs G Edey
Miss S Harding
Mrs G Wilson
Mrs L Wilson

Science Technicians

Miss A Johnston (Senior Technician)
Mrs F Dagnall

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Contact Us

  • t:   01704 873100
  • e:  enquiries@formbyhighschool.com

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Careers Corner

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There is a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities if you choose to study a Science at A Level.