At Scarisbrick Hall we strive to provide a Science curriculum that excites and engages students, providing opportunities to achieve beyond their expectations. Students will use scientific methods of investigation to solve problems and develop their knowledge and understanding. They will appreciate the contribution that Science makes to society and understand that learning in Science contributes to personal development. In Year 5 students are taught Science in the laboratories and follow a themed approach. Years 6-8 follow an engaging and practical centred curriculum completing units in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At the beginning of Year 9 students begin the AQA Science GCSE course and may follow the separate Science or Core and Additional programme, on the advice and recommendations of their teachers.In Years 12 and 13 we continue with the AQA A level for Biology, Chemistry and Physics which support students' entry to University for a wide range of courses
ICT is expanding rapidly; it features heavily in our everyday lives. We rely on it more and more, embracing technological advances on a daily basis. At Scarisbrick Hall School, we deliver an ICT & Computer Science curriculum designed to stimulate student’s interest in the subject and develop a more thorough understanding of the scope of ICT and how prominent and important it is in today’s society. In Years 5, 6, 7 & 8 students acquire and develop skills, focusing on a range of topics from computer game design, database & spreadsheet creation to computer control and flowcharts. Students in Year 9 begin the AQA ICT GCSE course, further developing their skills and knowledge in fields such as video editing, website design and systems life cycles. Students will complete two pieces of controlled assessment before an exam in Year 11. We also offer Computer Science at GCSE and A level, which enable students to pursue courses in higher education or careers in computing.
Food Technology is a fast moving and diverse subject, which includes many current issues that are focused on in the media, e.g. health concerns, school dinners and the influence of the major retailers. It is a subject which combines theory and practical skills to make creative products. At the end of the day, the health and well-being of the nation depends on the ready availability of good quality food and at Scarisbrick Hall we want to develop the learning of this important skill. In Year 6, 7 and 8, students learn how to work safely in a food production area taking into consideration food safety, person safety and health and hygiene. They learn basic skills that give them a grounding that they can build on if they chose to take this subject further at GCSE in Year 9.
Core and Additional Science
Catering and Hospitality
Head of the Faculty of Sciences: Mrs Claire Winstanley
Mrs Gabriella Watkins (Chemistry)
Mr Malcolm Ingram (Physics)
Mrs Suzanne Fletcher (Biology)
Mr Alex Clark (ICT)
Mrs Anu Vickers (Science)
Mrs Kath Robinson (Catering)
Mr Mark Hague (Computer Science)
The Faculty of Science is comprised of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT and Food Technology. Our aim is to enthuse, engage and inspire students in these subjects.
Many students choose to continue their study to A-level; this prepares them for university entry to a whole assortment of courses from veterinary medicine to environmental biology, from pharmacy to engineering.
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