Ercall Wood Academy

Excellence through challenge and initiative

Science

Tim Minchin once said, “SCIENCE IS SIMPLY THE WORD WE USE TO DESCRIBE A METHOD OF ORGANISING OUR CURIOSITY”.

At Ercall Wood we seek to foster inquisitive minds and develop young scientists by equipping them with the tools to be curious. Our students learn how to work scientifically through an investigation-based curriculum, which involves as much practical work as possible.

We are a lead school for the ‘Let’s Think Secondary Science’ project for which pupils undertake a series of ‘thinking lessons’. These lessons challenge pupils to extend their thinking. Our aim, by delivering these lessons, is to increase pupils’ resilience and independent thinking. Our curriculum, which includes the option to study triple science, seeks to provide opportunities for pupils to explore science in context. Our intention is to prepare pupils for a life of problem-solving and evidence-based reasoning, whether they choose to study the sciences further or not.

 
Staff
 Mr N Pollock (Head of Department) Mrs F Keohane (Second in Department)
   
Mr    M Davies Miss    G Fisher
Mrs   L Fraser Mrs   C McPhee
Ms    L Moore Mr    A Raeside
Mr   J Rounsley Miss   K Smith

Trips, visits and workshops

what students are set

GCSE Revision guides and texts for students to purchase