Bolton School Senior Girls
The Science Department believes in the potential of every child and works to develop the mind-set and skills necessary to be a successful learner. In the Science Department every pupil matters and we continue to strive to help students achieve their very best through excellent learning and teaching, and a positive environment.
The intent of the science curriculum at Bolton School Girls' Division is to develop all pupils’ understanding and love of science, and to prepare them for further study in whichever area they choose. Our curriculum aims to ignite and maintain pupils’ curiosity about the world in which we live. The curriculum is designed to help all pupils learn across the whole school curriculum, including literacy and numeracy, and to open doors to rewarding and interesting careers to which pupils can aspire.
The Science Department comprises three disciplines, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and it currently has fourteen members of teaching staff as well as three technicians.
All girls follow a broad and balanced science curriculum until the end of Year 11. Years 7-8 follow a scheme based on the AQA Activate, which is relevant and stimulating as well as a good preparation for GCSE. All pupils in Year 9 begin to study the three Separate Sciences for the AQA examination board; in Years 10 and 11 some pupils change to AQA Combined Science whilst others continue with the three Separate Sciences.
The specifications followed give pupils the opportunity to acquire a systematic body of scientific knowledge, to develop experimental and investigative abilities as well as an understanding of the economic, ethical and social implications of the technological and environmental applications of science.
Extra-curricular activities include Science Club, Environment Club, Crest Awards, Astrophysics, Science Investigators and many more. We regularly enter local and national competitions involving girls of all ages. Girls plant bowls of bulbs to display on windowsills in the Spring Term. During the rest of the year the Department supplies plants for the corridors from the greenhouse.
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