Science at Werneth School is an interesting and fascinating subject that aims to explain the world around us. Science is delivered by ten teachers who individually specialise in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Science is a hands on subject at Werneth School and every opportunity is taken to develop practical and problem solving skills.

Key Stage Three

Year 7 students study Science through six one hour lessons over a two-week timetable. Year 8 students study Science through seven one hour lessons over a two-week timetable. During this time topics are taught in half termly blocks with students studying the fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry and Physics from atomic structure to cells and not forgetting electricity and magnetism.  All students study a bespoke curriculum that has been developed by our teaching team of Science specialists to best meet the needs of all of our pupils.

Key Stage Four

At key stage four there are two available pathways in Science. A large portion of students are selected to study Triple Science. Their nine lessons are split equally between Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Pupils who are selected to study this course will receive three GCSE grades without using an option choice. The second pathway enables pupils to study combined Science over nine lessons a fortnight and receive two GCSE grades. All classes at key stage four are taught to specialism and are allocated a separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics teacher. All pupils follow the AQA specification and are assessed by external examinations at the end of year eleven. The examinations require pupils to describe and explain specific practical procedures performed during key stage four as a replacement for the traditional controlled assessment element of the course.

A wealth of support is offered to students throughout both key stages including weekly revision clubs and specific intervention programs. A timetable for year eleven revision sessions will be published on this page at the start of each academic year.  We are a dynamic and helpful department who are dedicated to driving achievement for all students.


The Science department at Werneth School have invested in an online learning program called Tassomai for all our students.

Tassomai is an intelligent learning program that helps students achieve outstanding results.

Tassomai uses multiple choice style micro-quizzes to build knowledge, boost confidence and reduce exam stress.

The program will be used in school and can also be used outside of school as an app on a mobile device. All students will receive a daily goal of twenty-five questions to answer.

Rewards will be presented to students who consistently engage with the program outside of school.

For students in years seven and eight the program also includes a Maths and an English element.

The program was piloted with year eleven during the academic year of 2018-19. Students who used the program extensively and improved their accuracy when answering the quizzes achieved some truly outstanding results as illustrated below;


Tassomai Accuracy

GCSE Grades

Yosab Salib



Emily Aughton



Kim Smith



Nadia Hegerty



Matthew Hill



Rose Warburton



Alex Charlwood



Helki Kerrigan



Abby Foster



Lauren Smith



Helen Irons



Parents can monitor their child’s usage of the app by following the instructions that will be sent by Edulink in due course. In the meantime if you have any questions regarding the learning program please contact the subject leader of science;


Any enquiries about Science can be made by emailing the address below...