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SCIENCE PHYSICS AS/A2

Mission Statement

To develop scientific knowledge and understanding in all three science disciplines. Developing understanding of scientific process and method. To develop students’ practical skills including their ability to; collect, analyse and evaluate observed data, using tables and graphical detail accurately. To develop an appreciation of the place of science in the real world.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

AS-A2 Physics (AQA)

Unit Work

Department Highlights

Each year the Science department runs a variety of extra-curricular activities that support the learning that goes on in lessons - linked directly to the specifications being taught. These include:

- Newcastle University Sixth Form Workshops for Biology and Applied General Science

- Law Courts visits focus on on the use of Forensics in law

- Ecology Field Trip week

- Centre for Life - workshops

- Edinburgh Zoo - conservation seminars

- Chemistry Olympiad

In addition to which the Science department also run a voluntary Science Club and also Further Enrichment lessons where students can work towards a CREST award which inspires and enthuses students between ages 11-19 in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) subjects.

Staff Contact List

Mr Tom Hillman - Head of Science, Assistant Headteacher

Tom.Hillman@dchs-alnwick.uk

Mr David Rowley - Head of Physics

Mr Scott Wilkinson