Department Mission statement is for students to learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. To develop an appreciation of art, craft and design and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives. The department aims to bring out the best in students, both academically and creatively fostering good artistic skills, ideas and allowing pupils to flourish in a healthy and encouraging environment.
Key Stage 3:
Head of Science: Miss A Cousins
Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4
In years 7 and 8 pupils have three Science lessons per week and in years 9 to 11 they have six lessons per week. Pupils are taught in three ability sets from year 7- year 11.
At KS3, all pupils follow an integrated Science course that stimulates their interest in the physical universe through practical experiments and encourages them to acquire problem solving and lateral thinking skills.
In years 9, 10 and 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught as discrete subjects by subject specialists with pupils having the opportunity to follow two pathways: AQA Science and Additional Science; AQA Triple Science. Thus by the end of KS4, all our pupils achieve between 2/3 GCSEs in Science.
Key Stage 4:
Extra curricular activities or opportunities for KS5:
The Science Department has a suite of three labs, which are well resourced with interactive white board in one, recently published text books and scientific experiment based equipment.
A team of Year 8 pupils is entered for the annual Salters Chemistry festival in Manchester University and a team of four pupils from Years 8-11 are entered for the Royal Society of Chemistrys regional Chemquiz competition at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Recently, the department started entering Year 9 pupils in the summer term for Crest Award. This is mainly to broaden their horizons and break from rigid GCSE curriculum.
Few years ago, the department took part in a CUSP (Cultural Understanding in Science Project) project which the pupils enjoyed participating in and this provoked research on scientific advances that have changed the world of today. Pupils gave presentations and produced posters and were involved thoroughly with the project. This was run in conjunction with 1001 inventions Muslim Heritage in our World Exhibition that was displayed around the country.
The Department participate effectively in varies science activities during the National Science Week in March. Each year group is taken out to various venues including Catalyst Museum, Blue Planet Aquarium and Magna Centre (Rotherham). Pupils at MIHSG experience enjoyable and interesting Science lessons.
The Science Department has an impressive record of A*-C grades for the past three years and beyond. The 2010 results has a pass rate of %92 in all Science subjects.
The department thrives on achieving excellent results at KS4. Some year 9 students are entered early for their art exam and some go on to do AS level in year 10 & 11. Students have won art competitions internally and externally ‘Society of Young artists’