Our 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 The William Perkin Elite Scientists
- Reaching for the Shooting Stars Science Project
- The Royal Society Associate School
- Leonid Meteor Shower Trip
- The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference
- Look at that Comet Trail!
- Life on Other Planets
- Open University Visit
- Imperial Festival 2016
- Founders' Day 2016
- William Perkin Selected as Case Study
- Hot Summer Science
- What?! More Funding?!
- Young Scientists Indeed!
- Natural History Museum Comes to WP
- Taurid Meteor Shower Success
- Meteor Shower Camera
- Smile! You're on Camera!
- That rock’s got IRON written all the way through!
- Explosions Galore and a World Record!
- Quadrantid Meteors and UKMON Come Flying into WP
- Dr Zita Martins Visits WP
- UFO Analysis
- Would you like to Smell this Postcard?
- Natural History Museum & Trip
- Imperial Festival May 2017
- Founders Day 2017
- Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2017
- Royal Society Young People's Book Prize
- Further Analysis of Meteors
- Mathematics that Make our Brains 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