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:

No Rest for the Elite Scientists!!

No Rest for the Elite Scientists!!

19 Mar 2021

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Elite Scientists Preparing to Present at the IRIS Virtual Science Conference

How to Win a Nobel Prize?

How to Win a Nobel Prize?

27 Jan 2021

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The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

Now That’s a Result!

Now That’s a Result!

03 Dec 2020

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Elite Scientist session on variables and recording data

Interactive or What?!

Interactive or What?!

12 Nov 2020

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2020/21 Elite Scientists' Blood Pressure Project

Is that a Brain in his Hands?!

Is that a Brain in his Hands?!

13 Oct 2020

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Elite Scientist Launch 2020-21

Apptastic!

Apptastic!

05 Feb 2020

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An App to Record Meteors in Seen Real Time

Hey! Does Reading Really Calm You Down?!

Hey! Does Reading Really Calm You Down?!

27 Nov 2019

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The Effect of Reading

That’s 5 Meteors and Counting!

That’s 5 Meteors and Counting!

08 Nov 2019

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Taurid Meteor Shower Watch

This is What I do!

This is What I do!

05 Nov 2019

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Launching the New Elite Scientists Group

Wow is that a Screwdriver Going Through that Brain?!

Wow is that a Screwdriver Going Through that Brain?!

15 Oct 2019

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Assessing Brain Wave Patterns

You Spoke so Well!

You Spoke so Well!

02 Oct 2019

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Young Scientists Journal Conference 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

01 Jul 2019

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Great Exhibition Road Festival, Lung Capacity Testing

Institute for Research In Schools Conference

Institute for Research In Schools Conference

01 Jul 2019

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Institute for Research In Schools Conference (IRIS)

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

30 Jun 2019

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

Did you say Faecal Transplant?!!

Did you say Faecal Transplant?!!

10 Jun 2019

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Healthy Gut Biomes, Prevention of Diabetes and Obesity

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

05 Jun 2019

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The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

How Many Scientists?!

How Many Scientists?!

17 May 2019

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Elite Scientists Visit Imperial College

Founders Day 2019 - Year of Engineering

Founders Day 2019 - Year of Engineering

10 May 2019

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Founders Day 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, Here we Come!

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, Here we Come!

02 May 2019

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Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity

Lung Workshop by Dr Rebecca Holloway

Lung Workshop by Dr Rebecca Holloway

30 Apr 2019

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Imperial College Talk and Lung Dissection

Science Update - March 2019

Science Update - March 2019

12 Mar 2019

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FEV1:FVC Ratio, Lung Project

3D Lung Science

3D Lung Science

12 Feb 2019

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3D Modelling of Chronic Lung Disease

Science Update - January 2019

Science Update - January 2019

29 Jan 2019

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Pollution Sources & Solutions

Elite Scientist Update November 2018

Elite Scientist Update November 2018

16 Oct 2018

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Elite Scientists

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

11 Sep 2018

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Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

Good News All Round!

Good News All Round!

06 Jul 2018

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Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers Grant Winners

Research at Imperial College

Research at Imperial College

18 May 2018

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Lab Tour, Macrophage Cells, Confocal Microscopes

Founders Day 2018

Founders Day 2018

11 May 2018

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Keynote Speakers - Professor Rankin & Lord Winston

Imperial Festival 2018

Imperial Festival 2018

30 Apr 2018

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“Living on the A40" Project

Meteor Scientists Analyse Data for Natural History Museum

Meteor Scientists Analyse Data for Natural History Museum

05 Mar 2018

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Meteors Captured by School

How Many New Planets?!

How Many New Planets?!

20 Feb 2018

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Kepler Spacecraft Discovered 2300 New Planets

Why Has That Expanding Ball Got Elastic Bands Around It?

Why Has That Expanding Ball Got Elastic Bands Around It?

20 Feb 2018

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Lung Workshop by University College London

Mathematics that Makes our Brain Ache!

Mathematics that Makes our Brain Ache!

31 Oct 2017

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Solving nλ=2dsinθ

Further Analysis of Meteors

Further Analysis of Meteors

17 Oct 2017

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UFO Analysis Software

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

27 Sep 2017

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Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

11 Jul 2017

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Fluorescent Corals

Founders Day 2017

Founders Day 2017

12 May 2017

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Careering Through Space!

Imperial Festival 2017

Imperial Festival 2017

08 May 2017

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Shooting Stars on Camera Project

Natural History Museum Workshop & Trip

Natural History Museum Workshop & Trip

21 Apr 2017

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Terrestrial or Space Rock, Research Facility Trip

Would you like to Smell this Postcard?

Would you like to Smell this Postcard?

23 Feb 2017

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Royal Society Partnership Grant Conference 2017

UFO Analysis

UFO Analysis

24 Jan 2017

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WP Meteor Shower Camera Capture

Dr Zita Martins Visits William Perkin

Dr Zita Martins Visits William Perkin

12 Jan 2017

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Astrobiologist Visits William Perkin

Quadrantid Meteors and UKMON Come Flying into WP!

Quadrantid Meteors and UKMON Come Flying into WP!

04 Jan 2017

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19 Quadrantid Meteors

​Explosions Galore!

​Explosions Galore!

16 Dec 2016

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Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

That Rock’s got IRON Written all the way Through!

That Rock’s got IRON Written all the way Through!

06 Dec 2016

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Rocks or Meteorites?

Smile! You’re on Meteor Shower Camera!

Smile! You’re on Meteor Shower Camera!

15 Nov 2016

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Meteor Shower Camera Introduced to William Perkin

Meteor Shower Camera

Meteor Shower Camera

09 Nov 2016

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Meteor Shower Camera Installed at William Perkin

Taurid Meteor Shower a Success!

Taurid Meteor Shower a Success!

04 Nov 2016

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Taurid Meteor Shower Watching

​​Natural History Museum Comes to William Perkin

​​Natural History Museum Comes to William Perkin

21 Oct 2016

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Students to Analyse Data from Live Footage UK Meteor Showers

Young Scientists Indeed!

Young Scientists Indeed!

18 Oct 2016

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Young Scientist Journal Conference 2016, Oxford University

What?! More Funding?!

What?! More Funding?!

04 Oct 2016

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William Perkin Wins Another Grant

Hot Summer

Hot Summer

08 Jul 2016

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016

Case Study

Case Study

07 Jun 2016

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Royal Society Partnership Grant Case Study School

Founders Day 2016

Founders Day 2016

13 May 2016

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Space Filled Founders Day

Imperial Festival 2016

Imperial Festival 2016

11 May 2016

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“How do you test for Meteorites?”

Open University

Open University

25 Apr 2016

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Elite Scientists Visit The Open University

Life on Other Planets

Life on Other Planets

29 Feb 2016

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Sample Asteroids

The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

12 Feb 2016

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The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

Diary of Elite Scientists

Diary of Elite Scientists

13 Jan 2016

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Spectra of Different Gases, Meteorite Slices

Comet Trail

Comet Trail

09 Dec 2015

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Origin of Meteors, Shooting Stars on Camera

The Royal Society

The Royal Society

08 Dec 2015

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Associate School of The Royal Society

Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid Meteor Shower

18 Nov 2015

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Observing the Leonid Meteor Shower

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

14 Sep 2015

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Composition of Meteors, Meteor Showers

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