Our exciting and innovative science department aims to develop an enthusiasm and passion for science in the students we teach. High-quality teaching is supported by interesting practical activities in which students are shown real-world examples and applications of the science they learn.
Each year we organise educational visits to broaden the students’ experience. Examples include trips to the National Space centre; lectures and activities at local universities and places of interest and an A level Physics trip to CERN in Geneva. In school we run a Science Club for years 7 and 8 and a STEM club for older students in which they can combine approaches to problem solving from science, maths and engineering.
Science Day every year brings pupils from local junior schools to the school where they take part in several activities including forensic science, applied chemistry, and a look at the physics of liquid nitrogen. Throughout the day they work with staff, older students and delegates from Nottingham and Lincoln universities.
Science is taught in 8 laboratories as well as a dedicated Science ICT base with 30 PCs. In addition, the majority of our Sixth Form lessons take place in the Newton Centre, a state of the art Sixth Form teaching facility which includes four modern laboratories, a research centre, a lecture theatre and a planetarium.
At GCSE, all students take Science at GCSE studying the Combined Science course of taking Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately.
Sciences are popular post 16 with around 80 students studying Biology and Chemistry and 60 taking Physics at A-level. We also offer well-subscribed BTEC Level 3 courses in Applied Science and Health and Social Care.
Lower School – Year 7/8
All students study Science throughout the lower school.
All students follow one of two AQA pathways:
Combined Science: covering all three Science, resulting in two GCSE qualifications.
Separate Sciences: Individual GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
At Advanced level, students can choose to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics. In addition we offer BTEC qualifications at Level 3 in Applied Science and Health and Social Care. Please click on the links below to visit the examination board websites.
Biology Edexcel - A Level Biology
Chemistry AQA - A Level Chemistry
Physics AQA - A Level Physics
BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Pearson Edexcel - BTEC Applied Science
BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care, Pearson Edexcel - BTEC Health and Social Care.