Science

In Year 7 and 8 Science is taught together, from Year 9  Biology, Chemistry and Physics are then taught as separate sciences, during which the GCSE content begins. After the completion of GCSE, they are taught as optional A Levels.

Head of Department

Rohini Chohan-Carpenter
Rohini joined Benenden in 2016 and has 20 years experience teaching Chemistry and working at girl's boarding houses. After completing her Masters degree in Parasitology she spent three years doing research in Enzymology before pursuing a career in teaching. Rohini completed her PGCE at Oxford University and then spent six years teaching at Kent College, Canterbury before moving on to Dover College as Head of Science for 13 years. 


Teaching Staff

  • Mrs R Chohan-Carpenter, BSc (Wales), MSc (Wales), PGCE (Oxon), PhD (Kent)
  • Dr M Allen, BSc (Leicester), PhD (Warwick), PGCHE (Kent), FRSB
  • Mr C Brady, BSc (Lancaster), PGCE with QTS (Edge Hill), PGCert (Staffs), MRSB
  • Mr D Challoner, MPhys (Kent), PGCE, MA (Canterbury)
  • Mr M Commander, BEng (Cardiff)
  • Dr N J Dowrick, MA, DPhil (Oxon), PGCE
  • Mr S C Heron, BSc (London), PGCE (London)
  • Mrs C Hughes, BSc (Portsmouth), NQT (Wessex)
  • Mr O N Hunter, BSc (Dunelm), MA (Open), PGCE (Cantab)
  • *Dr M Mahon, BSc (London), PhD (London)
  • Ms S Nicholls, BSc (Bristol), QTS, MRSB
  • Mrs V Ross, BSc (Westminster), GRTP (Canterbury)
  • *Mrs A Smith BSc (Manchester), PGCE (Manchester Met)
  • Ms S Stevens, BSc (Liverpool), MBA (Aston), PGCE (Liverpool)
  • Ms J Coombe-Jones
  • Mrs W Grosvenor
  • Mrs S Harris
  • Ms V-J Thorpe

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