Science at TDMS is delivered by a committed team of science specialists in dedicated, high specification laboratories. We aim to develop and build a strong curiosity and understanding of the world around us, with a focus on the physical, chemical and life sciences. The Faculty has consistently achieved good results at all key stages. The popularity of science courses with our sixth form students is a testament to this ongoing success and to the positive relationships with students that we believe are crucial in supporting effective learning. Students start GCSE Science in Year 9, following the AQA specification. Our more able students sit separate GCSE examinations in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the end of Year 11, whilst the majority follow GCSE Core Science in years 9-10 and GCSE Additional Science in years 10-11.
Students can continue to study science post-16, with the Faculty offering GCE AS and A2 Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as Level 3 BTEC Applied Science. AQA specifications are followed for the GCE A Level courses to ensure continuity from GCSE. Many of our students successfully progress on to science related courses at university, including medicine, engineering and nursing or science related apprenticeships.