Heads of Department:  Mrs H Shaw (Biology)  |  Mrs S Gonzalez and Mrs T Mayhew (Chemistry)  |  Ms M Phillips (Physics)

Teachers:  Mr N Bell  |  Mr D Hares  |  Mrs K Sousa  |  Ms C Wallis
Dr E Allan  |  Dr S De Silva-Mitter  |  Mrs C Mackey  |  Miss R Purewal  |  Ms A Sami
Dr A Ferraris  |  Dr N Flay  |  Dr J Hall

Science at The Tiffin Girls’ School is a thriving and popular subject in school with students engaging in a variety of practical and physical experiments to support traditional teaching methods. Science students are taught Chemistry, Physics and Biology within the science department.

We aim to ensure science students understand the theory, history and contemporary context of the subject. Science is a fascinating subject, relevant to every student to enable them to understand themselves and the world around them. We aim for our students to develop a genuine passion for  science which not only helps their learning but enhances their enjoyment of the subject.

Science teaches students to ask why, and answer how, through the stunning breakthroughs and innovations that continue to drive the subject forwards. Scientists research, experiment, discuss and develop arguments through exploring complex theories and evaluating outcomes in a systematic and analytical way. It is a creative and innovative subject that, contrary to popular belief, is driven as much by dreams and imagination as it is by evaluation and measured response. Many of our students go on to study Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Dentistry and Microbiology with Immunology at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘eureka!’ but ‘that’s funny…’ "
Isaac Asimov