Science at Longsands
The Science faculty consists of fourteen laboratories and one dedicated ICT computer lab. We have a large uptake of students studying the Separate Sciences (formally known as Triple) and A-Level is a very popular subject choice post 16. We have a diverse range of subjects and our course provision is increasing year on year to ensure we continue to meet all of the needs of our Science learners.
We run a number of trips and visits spanning across the subjects. Some include:
A trip to the Natural History & Duxford Museums (KS3). A visit to Donarbon waste reclamation site & Little Barford gas turbine power station (GCSE Science), Guest speakers (KS3, 4 & 5), Forensics Day (Year 8/9), Science Week activities (KS3, 4 & 5), Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (KS5 Chemistry), Biology fieldtrips (KS5 Biology), and a trip to CERN (KS5 Physics). Our sixth formers are also actively involved in the ERASMUS Plus project in biotechnology.
We run a number of extra-curricular activities designed to support our Science learners:
Every Thursday after school, we run the 'Science Clinic', which is a drop in arrangement for students in any year to come along and receive help with homework, or any other aspect of their Science learning. At times a Science teacher may ask a group of students to attend in order to cover a specific topic that they have been identified as needing to be developed.
Throughout the week, we run regular scheduled after school tutorials for A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In additional there are also sessions for the level three Applied Science course.
Every Friday after school, we run our Science & CREST Club. This is very popular with more than fifty students regularly attending and last year all fifty were awarded their CREST bronze certificates and we are currently starting to develop many of our Science learners to succeed with their silver awards.
For more information about the Science curriculum on offer at Longsands, please click on the links to your left.