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Science

Science

Science lessons are delivered in one of our 6 purpose built labs, which have been specifically designed for the study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All lessons are delivered by fully qualified science specialists, with over 95 % of lessons being taught by scientists in their specific area of expertise. Pupils extend their scientific understanding using a range of tasks, designed to develop their investigative, practical, literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Extra Curricular Science

A range of opportunities are provided promote interest in science and to help pupils to extend their awareness and understanding of science in the world around us.

Key Stage 3 Science Club

The lunchtime science club is open to members of years 7, 8 and 9. Pupils carry out practical based activities such as the use of pneumatic rockets, thermochromic paint etc.

Year 7 National Science Week Visit

Pupils in year 7 are given the opportunity to visit Aberystwyth University to take part in the highly informative hands-on science event. Pupils are also given a tour of the National library, including access to areas not normally available to the public.

Year 8 Salters’ Challenge

A team of pupils from year 8 are selected to take part in this practical based Chemistry challenge in Aberystwyth University. The competition helps to develop team work as well as investigative skills.

Year 8 & 9 Paris Study Tour

This well established and popular trip involves a 5 day visit to Paris. Pupils enjoy popular tourist attractions, ranging from the Eiffel Tower to Disneyland Paris, and develop scientific awareness at the hands-on science museum at La Villette and museum of space and flight at Le Bourget.

Year 9 Science “Applied Science Day”

All members of year 9 are involved in 4 practical workshops, led by external providers. Workshops have included “Rainforest Roadshow”, “Sound & Music”, “Forensic Science” and “Blood Awareness”.

Key Stage 3 Eisteddfod Competitions

In addition to a practical based challenge, held in lessons, pupils may enter the off stage science photography competition.

As well as these annual events, ad hoc events are also arranged. Recent and planned events include “Lab in a Lorry”, provided by the Institute of Physics and “CHaOS”, a series of demonstration lectures provided by Cambridge University and the “Squashed Tomato Challenge”, an engineering based IOP event.

Further Information

Further information regarding Science at Llandrindod High School can be obtained from Mr K Davies (Senior Curriculum Co-ordinator), Mrs D Chester (Curriculum Leader for Biology) or Mr D Osborne (Curriculum Leader for Physics).