All students at HRS study Science throughout Year 7-11.  The curriculum in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 includes Investigative Skills, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In KS3 all students follow the AQA Big Ideas syllabus to equip students for success at GCSE. The course has an emphasis on investigative and practical skills and aims to engage students through a mixture of experimentation, paired and group activities, regular feedback on students’ progress and electronic and printed resources to support learning.

In KS4 students will follow the new AQA Combined Science: Trilogy course covering units in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will achieve two Science GCSEs. Our top achieving students will also complete extra lessons throughout the course to allow them to take separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This will mean these students will achieve separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs at the end of Year 11.

In Sixth Form we offer A-level courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  We also offer a Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science for students suited to more coursework based studies with an element of  written and practical examination over two years.  Our A-level students are successful, often going on to study Science, Medicine or Engineering based University courses.


Staff Names Staff  Titles
Ms H Greaves-Park Head of Science/Head of Chemistry
Mr P Mathison Head of Biology
Mr B Routledge Head of Physics
Ms R Davey Science
Mr S McLauchlan Science / Student Welfare Team Manager / Senior Leader
Miss S Wells Science
Mrs K Pettit (maternity leave) Science
Miss J Carter Science
Mr B Fazal Science
Mr A Heinrich Science