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Our Science Department has a high reputation both within and outside Lucton School. In particular our students benefit tremendously from being taught in small classes (maximum 18, and usually far less!) by specialist and highly experienced science teachers.

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils study biology, chemistry and physics separately and are taught by subject specialists. All our pupils have the option of taking three sciences to GCSE, although a smaller number take the core and additional science route which enables them to spend more time on their other subjects. Students can choose up to four science subjects to study at ‘A’ level.

3 girls 6th Lab ChemistryThe Science Department facilities comprise three laboratories, prep room and connected ICT suite. Practical work is central to our teaching and our resources are excellent and continually being improved.

What we are trying to achieve with students

At Lucton we do not focus solely on the acquisition of scientific facts but also on how scientists work, for example how experiments and observations lead to a better understanding of how the world works. It is our wish that all students experience the awe and wonder of science and enjoy the challenge of making sense of the world around them.

Our aim is that students gain a sound understanding of the main branches of science, biology, chemistry and physics. This allows them to identify real science from the often exaggerated claims made in the media. In addition the world needs scientists to work in a huge number of industries and research establishments, every year an increasing number of our students continue their studies at university and pursue a scientific career.