The aim of the department is to provide the foundations of the material world. The role of scientific understanding and its impact on our lives. All learners are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, process and uses of science. The application of key in science and they can be applied in its wider context in the complex and diverse world around us.
Year 7 & 8
Work per lesson will be set by class teachers. A work pack for Year 7 and Year 8 students will also be produced and will be placed onto SMHW.
To prepare Year 11's for their A Levels, please find a list below of complementary reading for this subject:
|Biology||'Genome - Autobiography of a Species' - Matt Ridley 'The Origin of Species' - Charles Darwin; 'A Brief History of Everyone who ever lived' - Adam Rutherford; 'Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind' - Yuval Noah Harari (a tad controversial); 'What Evolution Is' - Ernst Mayr|
|Chemistry||'Elements: A Visual Representation of Every Known Atom in the Universe' - Theodore Gray; 'The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements' by Sam Kean|
|Physics||'A Brief History of Time' - Stephen Hawking; 'The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory' -
Brian Greene; 'Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' - Carlo Rovelli; 'A People's Tragedy' - Orlando Figes; 'From Blitz to Blair: A New History of Britain Since 1939' -Nick Tiratsoo