At Cornfield School Science is an exciting, hands-on experience which encourages critical thinking and the creative development of ideas. The department’s ethos is to enable students to become scientifically literate, enabling them to better understand the world around them.
Lessons are taught in a fully equipped, purpose built laboratory. Teaching focuses on the four key areas: ‘Working Scientifically’, ‘Biology’, ‘Chemistry’ and ‘Physics’ and is delivered through a mixture of relevant practical experiments, discussion activities, individual and group work. In addition to this, there are frequent opportunities for students to experience Science outside the class room through stimulating trips and visiting guest speakers which further enhance the curriculum.
At Cornfield School students fully access the National Curriculum at KS3 and 4, successfully completing GCSE examinations in years 10 and 11. Therefore, by the time they leave, most students gain two separate GCSE Science qualifications in Core Science and Biology.