- 88% of all students (1,200 pupils) are now studying science at the school, compared with 80% when the project first began in 2014.
- Currently 95% of GCSE Science pupils achieve grades A-C, compared with 81% of students in 2014.
“The last two years of support from the Foundation have been, in the true sense of the word, transformative. The Science Clubs, the incentive rewards for disaffected students, combined with the higher standard of training our teachers have received, has led to an incredible upward trend in our results. Students are excited by the experiences we are giving them.”Deputy Head, Science Team Leader
The fundamental aim of the project is to stimulate school-wide interest and enthusiasm for science, help raise academic achievement in science, and encourage and support those students with aspirations to study the sciences at university.
One long-term aim – to encourage and support those students with ambitions to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and medicine – is proving highly successful. Amongst the outstanding successes of the project has been the consistent rise in both academic achievement at GCSE and the uptake of sciences at A level, with significant numbers of students now leaving the school to study the sciences, engineering and medicine at Russell Group and other universities.
The richer educational opportunities and experiences allowed by the grant has not only enhanced science as a school subject; it has opened up the prospect of exciting futures and careers for many students who would not have previously considered it a possibility.
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