An important part of Science teaching is to make pupils believe they can achieve, whatever their background. It can make pupils become inquisitive, creative, inventive, analytical and numerate. It is a practical subject where pupils can challenge a hypothesis and analyse outcomes to form an opinion. Pupils can make links to issues in society that matter and relate to their everyday experiences. Science qualifications can open many doors to rewarding careers, which is motivating for pupils.
Through the new STEM curriculum we have also provided pupils with a wide range of activities. This is to show pupils how Science be applied to the world of work. We have worked with Higher Horizons and 4ward futures to provide opportunities in the following:
- Launching a balloon to 100,000 feet within the robotics club.
- 3D visualisation workshop to produce a 3D walkthrough of the GCSE Art and Textile GCSE exhibition.
- Oulton park visit to discuss various careers available within the motorsport industry.
- Pilot school for CALOM (creating a life on Mars) with visitors from Lancaster University and various satellite companies.