Alderman Peel

High School


The Team
Mrs S Kelly Head of Science
Mrs S Watkins Teacher of Science and whole-school coordinator for Citizenship
Mr D Hunter  Teacher of Science
Mr J Nash  Teacher of Science
Miss K Sheedy  Teacher of PE and Science
Mrs N Harrison  Teaching Assistant in Science
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 here: 

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 To learn to conduct practical work correctly and to learn about how to keep themselves and others health and safe. 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 Impact

In 2018, progress in the English element of progress 8 was +0.48 and +0.29 for disadvantaged students. This placed outcomes in English at APHS in the top 20% of all schools nationally.

In 2019 provisional results, English progress remains positive with the progress of disadvantaged students equalling +0.29 which should also be place this result in the top 20% of all schools nationally.

In 2019, 75% of Students achieved at least a grade 4 in English and 59% of students achieved a grade 5 and above.