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The Science Faculty at Pontypridd High School aims to inspire pupils to develop their own natural curiosity of the world around them whilst enabling pupils to acquire the skills and qualifications that will allow them to grow as individuals and become life-long learners with successful careers.

Every teacher in the faculty is passionate about their subject and dedicated to engaging pupils in creative and supportive ways which give each learner experiences and opportunities to achieve their full potential.


Staff Member Responsibility
Kerry Stockman Head of Faculty
Ross Clear Teacher
Chloe Atwood Leader of Learning
Catherine Lee Leader of Wellbeing
Ian Harrhy Teacher
Rhian Williams Teacher
Bridget Edwards Teacher
John Hamiwka Technician

Years 7 and 8  

Year 7 and 8 pupils follow the new Curriculum for Wales which integrates a skills focus within engaging scientific topics. Pupils explore topics such as climate change, space and health.  Numeracy skills are developed through experimental lessons where pupils investigate concepts such as electromagnets and chemical reactions. 

Years 9, 10 and 11

Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils follow the WJEC Science qualification. The Science department offers the following qualifications: 

  • Triple Science ( pupils study towards a GCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Double Science ( pupils study towards two GCSEs in Science) 
  • Applied Science (Single Award) (pupils study towards one GCSE in Science)

All Science GCSE qualifications are comprised of written exams that are taken at the end of Year 10 and 11. Pupils also work towards a practical exam that is taken in the Spring Term of Year 11. 

Sixth Form Courses