GCSE Science

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At Bede’s we have a flexible suite of balanced GCSE Science courses to suit the needs of each individual student.

Science will lead either to one, two or three GCSEs, depending on a student’s abilities and interests.

This decision as to whether students will follow a one, two, or a three-GCSE path will be made by science teachers during the First Year, in consultation with tutors, parents and the students themselves.

The most popular choice is Dual Award Science. This incorporates the best features of the three separate sciences and is an excellent springboard for further study at A Level, with students awarded two grades.

Triple Award Science (i.e. a separate GCSE in Physics, Chemistry and Biology) is often the choice for high-achieving scientists, while the Single Science qualification offers a broad grounding at an accessible level.

Single Science is a popular qualification with some as it also enables students to select a practical course in either Business or Information Technology, and is sometimes a good option for elite athletes with intensive training regimes.

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Martin Costley
I choose to teach science because I like to spread the habit of independent thought based on evidence, and which is therefore open to question and to test.

Martin Costley, Head of Science Faculty and Deis House Tutor

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GCSE Science staff

I choose to teach science because I like to spread the habit of independent thought based on evidence, and which is therefore open to question and to test.

Martin Costley, Head of Science Faculty and Deis House Tutor

I look to develop a passion for life and for learning in my students. After all, educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all!

Cheg Abraham, Dicker Housemaster and Teacher of Science

My hope is that I provide opportunities and guidance to enable my students to become more successful adults.

Julia French, Director of GCSE Studies, Teacher of Biology, Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator and Bloomsbury House Tutor

I enjoy helping students to consider ‘big’ questions, like “where did the universe come from?” and “why is there something rather than nothing?” These topics exercise the greatest minds in the world.

Colin Hiscox, Head of Physics and Deputy Charleston Housemaster

Teaching at Bede's allows me to share my lifelong interest in animals of all sorts. I am one of the privileged few whose hobby is also their job.

Peter Jones, Stud Housemaster and Teacher of Animal Management and Science

I love enabling young people and helping them grow into themselves. The goal is to get them to a place where they can do whatever they want to with their lives.

Paul Juniper, Dorms Housemaster and Head of Animal Management

In the Crossways family we nurture and celebrate individuality; when our girls leave us they do so as women, ready and able to embrace the challenges of the future.

Janicen Lambeth, Crossways Housemistress and Teacher of Science

There is nothing as exciting as investigating and finding out how the Universe works. I am passionate about inspiring enthusiasm with others, who could become the great scientists of the future.

Suzanne Lewis, Teacher of A Level Physics and Teacher of Science, Deputy Charleston Housemistress

My hope and ambition as a teacher is to inspire my pupils to be inquisitive and instil within them the desire to always want to find out more.

Taf Mpandawana, Deputy Knights Housemaster and Teacher of Science