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Science Department

  • David Wheeler

    David Wheeler

    Head of Science

    David Wheeler

    I was born and raised in Aberdare, a town in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.  As a student, I attended a Welsh-medium comprehensive school.  After completing my A-levels, I went to Swansea University and studied for a BSc in Physics and Medical Physics, attaining a 2:1 with honours in 2003.

    Immediately after completion of my PGCE from the University of Cardiff, I began my teaching career as the Head of Physics at a secondary Welsh-medium school in Swansea.  In 2009, I was successful in attaining a post in Beijing at a very large and prestigious local school, teaching A Level and IB Physics to Chinese students, eventually becoming the Vice Principal of the school in charge of the IGCSE and A Level programmes as well as being the International Award Coordinator.  During my tenure, I was part of a team that led a group of 50 students to become the first Chinese school to successfully summit Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa’s highest peak.

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  • Lucy Thompson (1)

    Lucy Thompson

    Assistant Head of Science

    Lucy Thompson

    I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Biological Science from the University of Leicester in the UK. It is here that I also gained my PGCE in 2010 before beginning my teaching career as a Science teacher at an Academy in Milton Keynes.

    I originally come from Durham, in the Northeast of England, however I spent much of my childhood in Germany.  In 2012 I returned there to take up teaching position in a British school near Hannover.  My love for travelling drove me to seek employment further afield and I join BSB from an International School in Malaysia where I have been teaching for the past 2 years.

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  • Darren Raymond Byrne (3)

    Darren Byrne

    Science Teacher

    Darren Byrne

    I am from Dublin originally but moved to England to study. I completed a BSc in Archaeology from the University of Bradford. My degree in archaeology focussed on applying scientific methods to problems in archaeology. Following my degree, I completed a physics enhancement course and a PGCE in Secondary Physics at the University of East London. I worked in London five years and gained experience as a Deputy Head of Science teaching a wide range of abilities at KS3 and KS4 including Triple Science Physics.

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  • Dean Bates

    Dean Bates

    Psychology & Science Teacher, Head of Year 11

    Dean Bates

    I completed my BSc in Psychology in 1996, and then went on to complete my PGCE at Greenwich University in 1999. I started teaching in a sixth form college and became the Head of one of the largest A’ level Psychology departments in the UK with just under 500 students enrolled on the course. In that time I mentored trainee teachers, liaised with exam boards, became a ‘super mentor’ to other heads of department, and led a very succesful team to achieve consistent outstanding results.

    I eventually left this role as I was seeking new challenges. As a result, I  went to work in an international school in Kazakhstan. In this role I taught both Psychology and Science. When I left the school, both departments were the highest performing subjects in the school. For the last year I have been working in a British boarding school in which I was the Head of Psychology and the Extended Project Qualification.

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  • Karl Lo

    Karl Lo

    Science and Chemistry Teacher

    Karl Lo

    I am from Manchester, UK and have been teaching in education for over 23 years. After teaching for a period of 13 years in the UK as Key Stage 4 Science Coordinator and Head of Chemistry, I started teaching at an international school in Indonesia and Shenzhen. I held roles as a Curriculum leader and Head of Science where I taught KS4 IGCSE to KS5 A levels Cambridge, Pearson Edexcel Science, and for the past 3 years IB Chemistry and Physics.

    I welcome the opportunities to advance my experiences to apply 21st century skills into the teaching of a holistic approach, where each individual is viewed as a valued contributor to their environment, society and self development of education at BSB. I appreciate the development of young minds, as they become more technical orientated society. However it is sometimes good to have a different perspective of the World around them. I wish to aspire them to succeed to their full potential, follow their dreams with ambitions and gain enjoyment from their educational experiences to lead a successful life.

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  • Shahida Suleman Kandhai

    Shahida Kandhai

    Science and Biology Teacher, Whole school STEAM Coordinator

    Shahida Kandhai

    My teaching career began about 19 years ago after graduating with distinctions in  Mathematics & Natural  Science from Springfield College of Education in Durban, South Africa. I taught  Senior Primary Math & Science in South African Public Schools for a period of 3 Years, thereafter securing myself a KS3 & KS4 Math & Science teaching post at a comprehensive high school in Surrey, England.

    During my time in England,  I also managed to complete my BSc(Open) Degree and had the opportunity to complete my practical component at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.  After 5 years of working in England, my family and I returned to South Africa where I taught for a further 5 years. In 2013 , my husband and I moved to Suzhou, China where I taught IGCSE & A-Level Biology and IGCSE & As-Level  Math at an International High School catering for Chinese students aiming to study at top Universities abroad.

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