The Science Department aims to develop the pupils’ interest and enthusiasm for science, not just learning theory and facts, but understanding the practical side of science and its relation to the world in which we live.
A variety of activities enhance the curriculum. Eureka! is a science and maths club for Year 7 and 8 pupils. Supported by Aim Higher, Year 13 students study short, science-based Open University courses that will develop their independent learning.
Each year visits are organised to broaden the pupils’ experience. Recent examples include:
- A-level Physics visit to CERN in Geneva
- A-level Chemistry revision course at Leicester University
- Applied Science students working with Lindum Builders
- A-level Biology field work at Gibraltar Point
- Year 9 pupils attending ‘Know Chemistry’ day at Nottingham Trent University
Each year Science Day brings pupils from local junior schools to the school. Last year saw them using forensic science to solve a murder mystery and viewing exhibits from Nottingham University, Lincoln University and members of the school.
The Science Department is situated in eight purpose built laboratories enhanced by a lecture theatre and IT base. Two of the laboratories are equipped with interactive white boards and two more have a computer and projector.
At GCSE, all students take Science and Additional Science.
Some students opt to take three separate sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Courses offered at AS and A2: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science.