Science is a vital part of every industry in one way or another, so what could be more important than studying a science course?
It is the lifeblood of our medical professions with courses like biology being the literal study of life, making them incredibly relevant whatever your career path after college. If you are thinking of studying medicine at university, you will need to study biology and chemistry at A-level.
Where will this lead?
Students with a passion for the sciences may choose to study medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, veterinary science or an individual science at university. Careers in science are endless and recognised throughout the world.
Meet the team
Dr Mike Price - Teacher of Science
I can’t express how excited I am to be one of the inaugural A-level Science teachers of Haywards Heath College. Moving from the oldest to the youngest shiny brand new college, what a treat!
I was the head of Biology at Collyers in Horsham for 13 years. When I took over this already strong department, it grew both in numbers, retention, high grades and pass rate broadly year on year.
Katren Bishop - Teacher of Psychics
Physics is a way of thinking about our world. We are all inquisitive at heart; physics develops this curiosity through the exploration of theories and experiments to help us understand the universe. Following my undergraduate physics degree, I obtained further postgraduate degrees in nuclear and radiation physics, and then continued to study at postgraduate level as a medical physicist.
I spent many exciting years working in the field of radiation oncology before changing career to teaching. I am delighted to have joined the college after many years of working as a teacher and examiner in state and independent schools. Encouraging uptake of physics is something I feel passionate about, and I work closely with the Institute of Physics to promote and communicate physics nationally.
Andrew Green - Teacher of Maths and Physics
I have worked in Further Education for over 10 years and have taught Mathematics and Further Mathematics extensively. I have always loved Maths and its application in other areas, like Science and Computing, and I also teach Physics at Haywards Heath College. Part of my degree was in Computer Science, and I enjoy coding as well.
In my spare time I enjoy sports (particularly football and tennis) and spending time with my family. I feel privileged to be a part of Haywards Heath College and to have the opportunity to help students achieve their best.
As a Collyers subject leader, I founded the Marine Biology sub-aqua club. Biology students who were interested, were invited to do their A level coursework on sunken battleships or even coral reefs!
As part of this, hundreds of students gained diving qualifications, even up to instructor grade. These qualifications and practical experiences helped them in their post college applications.
Academically I gained first class honours in my Bachelor’s degree, and as a part of Academic Therapeutics, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, I helped look into novel pharmaceutical intervention for heart disease. For this work, in academic medicine, I was awarded a prestigious Welcome Prize. I used part of the prize money to fund a doctorate in my passion at the time, Cell and Molecular Immunology.
Aside from my wife and two young children (Lily and Clara), education (which I first read at the University of Cambridge) is now my main passion. SCUBA Diving is my main hobby, but from memory, beating Ben Frier at Badminton is a lot of fun too, even though he was, and most probably still is, a lot fitter than me.
I’m hoping I can get my Marine Biology dive club up and running for interested Science students at Haywards Heath College. But most of all I’m looking forward to getting back into the lab to teach some science to ambitious hungry young minds!
Theo Chin-Kit - Teacher of Science
Having completed my Master's degree in Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Science, teaching science was always a possibility. I've never taken a year out from working or studying in academia. So being in a teaching environment feels like a norm. Having worked for Institutions in London & Sussex, I have supported students from a variety of backgrounds.
However, I am far more than just a teacher. I have won the UK national Steelband championships for three consecutive years with Mangrove Steelband and, you can find me looking into alternative fuels and processing vegetable oil into Biodiesel.