Science Staff

Faculty Leader Keith Paterson Biology & Science
Head of Chemistry Janette Fawcett Chemistry & Science
Head of Physics Sheherazad Bhote Physics & Science
Head of Biology Kirsten Robertson Biology & Science
Teachers Christine Barlow Physics
  Caroline Burke Science
  Anna McLeod  Science
  Jane Trounson  Biology & Science
  Sandy Wong  Biology & Science
  Alana Khoo  Chemistry & Science
  Asa Fowkes Technician

Junior Science

All students in Years 7-10 will have Science as part of their daily timetable. Classes take place in Science laboratories and students beginning the programme will be instructed as to how to work safely with all the equipment. Through a combination of theory and practical work, students will learn how to carry out careful and accurate Science investigations as well as the fundamentals of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and the Planet Earth and Beyond. 


Students choosing to enrol in the Biology course will be given an introduction into the fundamentals of Genetics, Evolution, and Cell Biology. They will also investigate animal and plant adaptations, and responses to stimulus from the environment. In addition, each student will also be given the opportunity to develop their research skills and will be challenged to critically evaluate Biological information presented in the media. Achievement in Level 2 Biology is a necessary prerequisite for Level 3 Biology.


Senior Chemistry students will learn about the nature and behaviour of matter. They will learn important skills relating to quantitative analysis and will be taught the key concepts relating to atomic structure and bonding. The fundamentals of thermochemistry and equilibrium are covered in the senior course alongside a programme to develop students understanding of reduction and oxidation as well as organic chemistry. Achievement in Level 2 Chemistry is a necessary prerequisite for Level 3 Chemistry.


Studying Physics in the senior school will allow students to explore and develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism that give insight to how the physical world around us works. Students are also given opportunities to carry out their own investigations and taught how to analyse the mathematical relationships shown in their results. Achievement in Level 2 Physics is a necessary prerequisite for Level 3 Physics.