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Science

'Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.'  - Albert Einstein

Studying science will enable you to understand more about the world around you and teach you to question what you once thought was truth.  You will develop skills in independent work, group work, investigation, experimentation and critical analysis.  Practical work plays a big part in the learning process in science.

Students will be taught a broad range of scientific topics from how body systems work to reactivity of metals to forces and energy.  The course aims to be based on practical activities that support the ideas being studied.  Practical work is a key element of scientific discovery and is introduced at an early stage in Year 7.  The activities encourage students to think and work independently.  Additional extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the science experience at Tewkesbury School and as such we run a weekly Science Club for our younger students and organise trips throughout the year.  These vary but can include practical courses and lectures at universities nearby such as Bristol and visits to Cheltenham Science Festival.  We also run a GCSE Astronomy course aimed at talented and interested students outside of the normal school timetable.

Mr G Taylor: Head of Faculty (Biology)

Mrs H Glynn: Chemistry

Mrs V Hodgson: Physics

Miss C Leney: Physics

Mr D McManus: Head of Physics 

Mrs C Morley: Biology

Mrs K Nagi: Chemistry

Miss G Pearce: Head of Biology

Mrs J Taylor: Biology

Mrs I Tustin: Chemistry, D of E Co-ordinator

Mr D Tyler: Head of KS5 Chemistry

Mrs N Wilkin-Mead: Biology (School SENDCO)

Mrs F Woolfrey: Physics