The Science department is committed to preparing students for a rapidly changing World. We seek to enhance scientific thinking by hypothesising, observing and evaluating as well as delivering essential core subject knowledge. Science is all about exploration and wonder, allowing students to investigate and understand the World around them through practical based activities giving hands on opportunities as well as communication and teamwork. As Science is a core subject, the grounding it gives students in invaluable to meet the needs of many careers in the modern World.
We have 2 brand new, spacious, state of the art Science laboratories, equipped with Apple TVs and new subject specific apparatus.
5 standard Science laboratories with interactive whiteboards and all traditional scientific apparatus required to explore the wonders of the subject.
A virtual Science laboratory equipped with computers for scientific research and a lecture-style approach to lessons.
Preparatory rooms and a staff workshop to allow quality preparation and design of the learning provided by the departmental staff.
Our technicians run a number of workshops aimed at teaching valuable practical skills to students taking or hoping to take Science A-levels. These workshops focus on the skills required for Science practicals. We feel it’s very important to equip our students with the necessary skills to carry out difficult and complex Science procedures independently, such as:
- Standard solutions
- Serial dilutions
- Health and safety
Our technicians are always more than happy to help out any student after school with an experiment they wish to try out or recap. This can be any pupil at any key stage. Their aim alongside the teaching staff is to raise achievement in Science education through practical skill enhancement and application.
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Mrs R. Fairey
Mr J. Peel
Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium BATMAN! I have always had a love of the Sciences (and Science jokes!). I have engaged with all three disciplines throughout my career as a Research Scientist and a Teacher. My particular interests are Biochemistry and Proteomics (Protein Chemistry) as such my favourite activity in Science lessons are always the practicals. Experiments, investigations, demonstrations and the occasional (frequent) explosions are the best part of Secondary Science and I aim to please with all of my classes!
Mr D. Farmer
I've always been the sort to ask questions, and if you keep asking 'Why?' long enough you'll end up as a scientist. This is exactly what happened to me, I graduated from a Physics degree at the University of Nottingham in 2011, before completing a PhD in experimental Nano science.
More recently I worked in university outreach; I'm passionate about people finding the right path in their education.
Mrs J. Wharmby
Mrs S. Iqbal
Ms S. Sajid
Miss N. Broadway
Mr A. Westlake
Mrs N. Sultan
BSc Biomedical Science- University of Lancashire; PGCE-university Of Leeds
I have had a passion for Science ever since I started High School, where I had a fantastic teacher!! I love creating a sense of excitement, it is something I am passionate about. I have many favourite topics in Science so it is difficult to choose one as my favourite, but the one I enjoy teaching the most is pathogens and disease. The way our body defends itself against those foreign bodies to protect us on a daily basis, its fascinating. My passion lies in Science and I thoroughly enjoy sharing that with the students at Accrington Academy.
Mr M. Trent
We give the name scientist to the type of person who has felt experiment to be a means guiding them to search out the deep truth of life, lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and has felt arising within them a love for the mysteries of nature.