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 follow the ‘Activate’ KS3 course and study biology, chemistry and physics separately. At GCSE level students follow either the triple award separate science course, or for the double award combined science qualification. Students can choose up to three science subjects to study at ‘A’ level.
The Science Department facilities are comprised of 3 laboratories, prep room and connected ICT suite. Practical work is central to our teaching and supported by excellent resources.
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.