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Science Faculty

A glance at the news media today will tell you that the news is awash with Science.
 
From climate change to space exploration, Science is at the forefront of our daily lives and underpins almost everything we do. An understanding of Science is crucial to everyday life, not just for a potential career.

At Bury Grammar School, we don’t just teach the key facts, we develop a keen understanding of the scientific process which can be applied to situations outside traditional scientific fields.  Inspirational lessons develop a passion for Science and a thirst for knowledge beyond the classroom as pupils develop the skills needed to critically evaluate the world we live in and plan for the future possibilities of the world.
 
The aim of the Science Faculty is simple: to develop a love of Science and foster an independent approach to study which lasts well beyond a pupil’s years at school.

Subjects

Head of Faculty

Mr Watts is a graduate of Molecular Cell Biology from University College London who has now been teaching at Bury Grammar school for twelve years.
 
In this time, he has taught a range of Science subjects, particularly Biology to all levels of the school.
 
He has also been heavily involved in the extra-curricular activities of the school, coaching Rugby, Basketball and Golf over his time here.
 
Mr Watts is fascinated by how life exists based on a series of small chemical reactions, which have huge impacts on how the whole world interacts.

Staff List


Mr Watts - Head of the Science Faculty


Miss Bailey - Head of Biology


Dr Garg - Head of Chemistry


Mr Curry - Head of Physics


Mr Cooper-Latham - Teacher of Biology


Mr Entwistle - Teacher of Biology


Dr Wong - Teacher of Chemistry


Mrs Yates - Teacher of Chemistry & Competitive Courses Coordinator


Mrs Lewis - Director of Studies, Teacher of Physics


Mr Ahmad - Teacher of Physics


Mrs Irwen - Teacher of Chemsitry/Physics


Mrs Nicholls - Part Time Teacher of Physics

Co-curriculum

Trips

  • Y7 trip to Chester Zoo
  • Y13 Genetics trip to Manchester Museum
  • Sixth form field trip to Anglesey
  • Salters Festival trip
  • RSC Young Analysts trip
  • Royal Society London Trip
  • Sixth form trip to CERN
  • One Day Lectures at Manchester University

Clubs and competitions

  • Biology Challenge
  • Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
  • RSC Chemistry Olympiad
  • Biology Olympiad
  • Pet Club
  • Biology Club
  • Physics club
  • Oxford AS Physics Challenge
  • Oxford GCSE Physics Challenge
  • Chemquiz

Results and Success Stories

In recent years, students studying Science at Bury Grammar School have gone on to accept places for further study at Higher Education institutions including The University of Cambridge, The University of Oxford, The University of Nottingham, Durham University and Lancaster University.