Science Specialism

The William Perkin story started with a child being fascinated by Science – and setting out to ask 'Why?' and ‘What for?’. He realised that scientific investigation and critical questioning could provide solutions to problems. The expectation is that our students follow Perkin’s example and learn to be critical enquirers and productive problem solvers.

The Science core curriculum and the compulsory core elective in Applied Science provides William Perkin students with additional curriculum time to develop the scientific skills required to become outstanding scientists. Each student studies science for almost 6 hours per week and has longer lessons to undertake a range of practical experiments in order to develop a deeper understanding of the scientific content covered in the core curriculum.

As part of our commitment to wider learning in science, we have developed links with academic scientific institutions to ensure our students have access to current scientists and scientific studies. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures and trips to further develop their passion for science.

Here are some articles that highlight the excellent work and wider learning in our Science Specialism:

Diary of Elite Scientists


The Royal Society

Leonid Meteor Shower

The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

Comet Trail

Life on Other Planets

Open University

Imperial Festival

Founders Day

Case study

Hot Summer

What?! More Funding?!

Young Scientists Indeed!

​​Natural History Museum Comes to William Perkin

Taurid Meteor Shower a Success!

Meteor Shower Camera

Smile! You’re on Meteor Shower Camera!

That rock’s got IRON written all the way through!

​Explosions Galore!

Quadrantid Meteors and UKMON Come Flying into WP!

Dr Zita Martins Visits William Perkin

UFO Analysis

Would you like to Smell this Postcard?

Natural History Museum Workshop & Trip

Imperial Festival May 2017

Founders Day 2017

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Further Analysis of Meteors

Mathematics that Make our Brain Ache!

How Many New Planets?!

Why Has That Expanding Ball Got Elastic Bands Around It?

Meteor Scientists Analyse Data for Natural History Museum

Imperial Festival 2018

Founders Day 2018

Research at Imperial College

Good News All Round!

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

Elite Scientist Update November 2018

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