Science
Part of the 'Investigate' Wing

 


nodata0109Mrs Blizzard
Head of Science

Mrs Blizzard joined Brannel School in September 2014, she previously taught at Camborne Science and International Academy. Mrs Blizzard grew up in Cornwall and studied at Exeter University where she graduated with a BSc Hons in Biological Medicinal Chemistry.

 


Mr GoodwinMr Goodwin
Teacher of Science 

Mr Goodwin joined Brannel School in January 2014 taking up the post of Learning Leader of Science. Mr Goodwin grew up in Newcastle where he gained his A-Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics. He graduated at Bangor University, North Wales in Chemistry and Sports Science Joint Honours. He was Head of Science at Redruth for 8 years but started his teaching career in Manchester.

 


nodata0070Mrs Crossland
Teacher of Science

Mrs Crossland started work at Brannel School in 2012,she previously taught in a school in Bath. She has a BSc Hons in Biological Sciences from Plymouth University.

 


nodata0081Mrs Hickie
Teacher of Science

Mrs Hickie started at Brannel School in 2007. She has a BSc in Zoology and an MSc in Environmental Biology from Swansea University. Before training to be a teacher Mrs Hickie worked at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay.

 


Mrs PearsonMrs Pearson
Teacher of Science

Mrs Pearson started work at Brannel School in 2000. She has a BSc Hons in Biology with Zoology from Edinburgh University. She has also worked as a jungle guide in Peru and worked (voluntarily)for BTCV helping school groups set up nature areas and running a volunteer working group carrying out environmental conservation projects.

 


Mr DoolanMr Doolan
Teacher of Science

Mr Doolan graduated from Carnegie College in Leeds with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in PE and Science. He has spent most of his teaching career working in Leeds, but has also taught in Rotherham and Italy. Outside of school he is a keen sports fan, but spends most of his time currently driving his three sons to various places.

 


nodata0072Mr Ellis-Davis
Teacher of Science

Mr Ellis-Davies studied at Manchester University "a long time ago". He currently divides his time between Brannel School and the beautiful beaches of Cornwall.

 


nodata0115Mr Coles
Teacher of Science

Mr Coles attended Fowey school and St. Austell college before completing an Honours degree in Physics at Southampton University. He worked locally in Quality Assurance and as a Financial Adviser before undertaking a PGCE at St. Marks and St. Johns. He has taught science in Truro for many years before joining the team at Brannel.

 


nodata0138Miss Le Page
Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Miss Le Page has a BEd in chemistry and business studies and was a science teacher for many years in Guernsey. She is the Higher Level Teaching assistant in the Science Department and an expert on static electricity.

 


nodata0093Mr Reid
Science Technician

Mr Reid started as a Science Technician at Brannel in 2010, he has a BSc Hons in Environmental Science and Technology, from Exeter University.

 


Key Stage Three Overview (Year 7 and 8)
Pupils cover the following areas in Science at Key Stage 3

Organisms, behaviour and health • Life processes • Cells to systems • Reproduction • Diet, drugs and health • Disease • Variation and classification • Food chains • Behaviour

Chemical and material behaviour • The particle model • Behaviour of matter • Atoms and elements • Compounds and mixtures • Acids, bases and metals

Energy, electricity and forces • Energy transfer and storage • Forces • Electric current and voltage • Magnets and electric current

The environment, the Earth and the universe • Rocks • Astronomy and space science • Changes in the environment

Key Stage Four

Most pupils will study for a double award science qualification consisting of Core and Additional Science or Science in Context and Additional Applied Science. Some pupils will have the opportunity to study for separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE qualifications.

AQA Core Science this consists of aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
AQA Additional Science this consists of aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
AQA Science in Context this consists of aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics related to the world around us
AQA Additional Applied Science this consists of aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics related to the world around us
AQA Biology AQA Chemistry AQA Physics

Current Year 11's are sitting Edexcel iGCSE's in Physics and Chemistry

Science Lesson

Key Stage 3 Science Club Wednesday lunchtime at 1:15pm. The focus here is looking at fun science experiments that can be re-created at home.
CREST Club Pupils in Year 9 are working towards their Bronze CREST awards, a nationally accredited award issued by the British Science Association. To find out more see link below: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest-awards
Key Stage Four Science Revision These sessions commence on the 26th November 2012:
Subject Day Room
Biology Tuesday I6
Chemistry Monday I6
Physics Wednesday I6

Trip to Plymouth Aquarium that took place in September where our pupils took part in the Blue Mile activity and a STEM workshop also.

www.kerboodle.com This is an online resource which gives all pupils access to KS 4 textbooks and revision material at home. Access is by: Username – as per school network Password – as per school network Organisation code – 1470
This can be accessed at any time and the book personalised.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesie/science Bitesize GCSE revision site
www.s-cool.co.uk A very good revision website