Welcome to Science

The Science learning area is taught by highly qualified, passionate and experienced staff. Our close links with higher education institutions ensure that many of our students go on to study science-based subjects at university, alongside visiting research laboratories at universities and being a part of research groups. Students are encouraged to think about science careers throughout their studies and go on academic and residential trips to support their learning. 

Typically progression will be to a degree in a STEM based discipline. After their degrees, many students pursue postgraduate research.
- Steve Preston, Teacher of Physics
In 2016 Biology A Level achieved 100% pass rate.

Our Courses

Applied Science

Vocational Level 3

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Biology

A Level

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Chemistry

A Level

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Physics

A Level

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Preparation for A Level Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Vocational Level 2

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Science GCSE

Level 2

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See us in action

Student success

Jenny Lorimer

Jenny Lorimer

Jenny studied STEM subjects whilst at Itchen as well as doing the Extended Project Qualification. She was ecstatic with her results, gaining A, A, B, A* in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and Extended Project. 

Jenny will be going on to the University of Birmingham to study Biomedical Science. Speaking about her time at the college, she said, 'Being at Itchen was really good, I loved every minute of it.'


Department news

Science Students Visit LifeLab and Attend NHS Event

BTEC and A-level science students got to experience two hands-on events as they explored the possible careers that studying science can lead to.

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Biology and Chemistry Students Visit University of Southampton

On Monday 22nd January, biology and chemistry students visited the University of Southampton to take part in lab sessions alongside third-year university and…

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Applied Science Trip to Hambledon Vineyard

On Tuesday 26 September, our Applied Science students went to Hambledon Wineries in Hambledon to understand the processes which go into fermenting grapes to…

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Key personnel

Steph Cooke - Head of Faculty of IT & Computing, Mathematics and Science

Steph Cooke

Teacher of IT