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.
At Cornfield School students fully access the National Curriculum at KS3 and 4, successfully completing GCSE examinations in year 11. Therefore by the time they leave, most students have gained a GCSE Science qualification.