Dr G Zimmermann BSc, PhD
Head of Biology
Mr J Fishwick BSc (Hons)
Head of Physics
Mr D Fisher BSc, MA
Head of Chemistry
Dr J Lea PhD, BSc (Hons)
Head of Psychology
Miss B Smith BSc (Hons)
Lead Practitioner, Science (i/c of Year 7 and Year 8 Science)
“We are awfully lucky to be here – and by ‘we’ I mean every living thing. To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course: We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better. It is a talent we have only barely begun to grasp.”
The Science department has 13 full time teachers supported by four technicians. Facilities include nine dedicated laboratories with access to notebook computers, so that ICT skills can be used to complement the learning of Science. All of the laboratories have multimedia projectors and interactive whiteboards, supported by a wide range of science software. Psychology is introduced in the Sixth Form and comes under the Science umbrella.
These generous, modern facilities allow you to learn about the world around you through Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. You won’t just learn the answer, you learn how to pose the question. We work together to analyse why things happen; experiment to find out how they happen; predict what will happen next time – and discuss how we can make best use of this knowledge. This is science at Colfe’s. It is clear and rational; it is exciting and intriguing.
Pupils in Year 7 and 8 currently study Science with one teacher. From Year 9 onward, you are taught by specialists in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At A-level the sciences are thriving and expanding with excellent results and significant numbers of pupils continuing to further study at prestigious Russell Group universities.
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