At Blessed William Howard Science is a compulsory core subject at GCSE. Each child is given classes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and can choose the extent to which they study Science at GCSE from Y9 to Y11, whether it be core (single), additional (double)or further additional science (triple). The department has 8 laboratories, all equipped to modern specification to provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to conduct experiments.
Each Science subject is also offered at A-level and our dedicated subject- specific staff deliver outstanding lessons.
Science is an important part of any school curriculum. Our Science Department is at the cutting edge of learning technology with the recent purchase of 60 i-pads used by students to make all aspects of learning as interactive as possible.
The department can boast some excellent GCSE results, in summer 2012 our students achieved 80% A*-C in core Science and 83% in additional Science. In triple Science over 95% of students achieved A*-C in all three Science subjects.
We offer a range of extra-curricular and further curricular experiences. Last year we took both year 9 and 10 to the Big Bang Fair inBirmingham. We also run Science IMPACT days for several year groups and offer Biology fieldtrips, A-level revision conferences and lectures at universities.
Last year we also offered students chance to visit the hadron collider and United Nations building inGeneva.
Each year the department arranges a Physics Challenge and all students in year 9 -13 are able to take part.