Alderman Peel

High School


The Team 

Team Member Position Email Address
Mr D Hunter  Co-Head of Science
Mr J Nash  Co-Head of Science
Mrs S Watkins Teacher of Science and whole-school coordinator for Citizenship
Mrs S Kelly Teacher of Science
Mrs J Walker Teacher of Science
Miss K Abbott  Teacher of PE and Science
Mrs D Carter De Bois Teaching Assistant in Science 
Mrs S Keenes Science Technician  
Mrs E Noakes  Science Technician   


Curriculum Intent

The APHS Science curriculum seeks to meet the aims and scope of the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 National Curriculum. Further details of this can be found at the bottom of this page. 

The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting and instilling the values of APHS - Ambition, Pride, Happiness and Success.

The Science curriculum has the following intent:

Value Intent
Ambition That all students see the impact that Science has on their lives and futures. That all students, regardless of ability, gain an innate love of Science and what Science can help them achieve. To want to understand difficult concepts and processes.
Pride Science enables all to demonstrate their success either through written work or practical work, so all can take pride in their accomplishments. Assessment in Science allows students to feel proud of their progress.
Happiness Ensuring that all the pupils enjoy some aspect of science and accessing and achieving at higher levels that they expected across areas of Science. To be curious and amazed.
Success Having a love of the world around them and becoming successful and accomplished adults who are independent, knowledgeable and skilful.


Curriculum Implementation

Key Stage 3 is delivered in Year 7, 8 and 9 across three years. While students will start to encounter GCSE material and assessment methods during Year 9, Key Stage 4 is formally delivered in Year 10 and 11 across two years.

At Key Stage 4 all students undertake GCSEs in AQA Biology, Chemistry, Physics as separate sciences or the AQA GCSE Combined (Trilogy) Science.

Curriculum Overview plans can be found by clicking below:



Curriculum Impact

In 2019:

  • 90% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 in Biology;
  • 97% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 in Chemistry;
  • 90% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 in Physics:

Performance in Science makes a significant contribution to the Ebacc Element of Progress 8. In 2018 this positive score put APHS in the top 40% of all schools for this measure.