The pace of technological change is accelerating. Every year we get new and more exciting discoveries from SpaceX to gene editing. The Science Department at Ormiston Denes Academy looks to prepare students to understand the changes they will see over their lifetime. We also look to create lifelong learners by carefully developing students’ scientific numeracy and literacy.
The Science Department is based in a suite of eight fully equipped laboratories, a preparation room and staff work room. Science lessons are taught by eight specialist teachers, with the support of three technicians and a science support teacher. The team works collaboratively and actively to develop teaching and resources.
The objective of the Science Department is to provide students with a high quality education which will help prepare them for life in the 21st Century. We want our students to understand the scientific ideas that have come before and be ready for the developments in the field that are still to come.
We deliver the key stage 3 programme of study using the Activate resources from Oxford University Press. All students have access to digital texts and other resources via their Kerboodle logins which are issued during the first weeks of the autumn term. Students are assessed through regular mini tests and longer written answers. Termly tests are also carried out in class. Support with Science homework is available during Friday lunch times in S5.
Students’ ideas and understanding gained in years 7 and 8 are further developed by being taught all three separate sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is done by following the Oxford University press curriculum to ensure a smooth transition. All students have access to digital texts and other resources via their Kerboodle logins which are issued during the first weeks of the autumn term. Students are assessed through regular mini tests and longer written answers. Termly tests are also carried out in class. Support with homework is available during Friday lunch times in S5.
Mr S Roper
Head of Science
With the current world situation, and not being able to offer our normal transition, we would like to share some resources to support current Year 6 students, who will be moving to Ormiston Denes Academy in the next academic year. There are a number of online sites available, these include: Be Awesome, Go Big has […]
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]
The OAT East Dance Competition is taking place at Ormiston Denes Academy on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm! This is a competition for students from eight Ormiston academies based in East Anglia, and we are hosting! Family and friends are welcome to this free event, doors will open at 6.45pm.
The Ormiston Denes Academy annual Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 6th March! This gives our students a chance to investigate possible careers and opportunities available to them. Over 45 organisations are attending this fantastic event!
Congratulations to all students involved, for their months of hard work and effort, in preparing and delivering various workshops and events for the Dora Love competition. All of the students were so professional in their presentation in the final, competing against 17 other secondary schools for the prize, and speaking in front of hundreds of […]
A very proud moment for Ormiston Denes Academy when some of our Year 9 students performed Suitcase 1938, at Lowestoft Train Stationn, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Service. This marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The train station is important as it was one of the places that received hundreds of Jewish refugees […]
The results are now in and we are proud to say that we have won 4 of the 6 categories that we entered, with all of our students being highly commended! Dance – JessicaArt – OliviaFood Technology – AlfiePublic Speaking – Daisy Congratulations to all students from the Lowestoft schools that participated in the awards. […]