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:

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

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Great Exhibition Road Festival, Lung Capacity Testing

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

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The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2019

Did you say Faecal Transplant?!!

Did you say Faecal Transplant?!!

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Healthy Gut Biomes, Prevention of Diabetes and Obesity

Founders Day 2019 - Year of Engineering

Founders Day 2019 - Year of Engineering

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Founders Day 2019

How Many Scientists?!

How Many Scientists?!

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Elite Scientists Visit Imperial College

Lung Workshop by Dr Rebecca Holloway

Lung Workshop by Dr Rebecca Holloway

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Imperial College Talk and Lung Dissection

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, Here we Come!

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, Here we Come!

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Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity

Science Update - 20th March 2019

Science Update - 20th March 2019

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FEV1:FVC Ratio, Lung Project

3D Lung Science

3D Lung Science

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3D Modelling of Chronic Lung Disease

Science Update - January 2019

Science Update - January 2019

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Pollution Sources & Solutions

Elite Scientist Update November 2018

Elite Scientist Update November 2018

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Elite Scientists

Diary of Elite Scientists

Diary of Elite Scientists

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Spectra of Different Gases, Meteorite Slices

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

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Composition of Meteors, Meteor Showers

The Royal Society

The Royal Society

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Associate School of The Royal Society

Leonid Meteor Shower

Leonid Meteor Shower

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Observing the Leonid Meteor Shower

The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

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The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

Comet Trail

Comet Trail

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Origin of Meteors, Shooting Stars on Camera

Life on Other Planets

Life on Other Planets

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Sample Asteroids

Open University

Open University

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Elite Scientists Visit The Open University

Imperial Festival

Imperial Festival

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“How do you test for Meteorites?”

Founders Day

Founders Day

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Space Filled Founders Day

Case Study

Case Study

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Royal Society Partnership Grant Case Study School

Hot Summer

Hot Summer

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016

What?! More Funding?!

What?! More Funding?!

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William Perkin Wins Another Grant

Young Scientists Indeed!

Young Scientists Indeed!

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Young Scientist Journal Conference 2016, Oxford University

​​Natural History Museum Comes to William Perkin

​​Natural History Museum Comes to William Perkin

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Students to Analyse Data from Live Footage UK Meteor Showers

Taurid Meteor Shower a Success!

Taurid Meteor Shower a Success!

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Taurid Meteor Shower Watching

Meteor Shower Camera

Meteor Shower Camera

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Meteor Shower Camera Installed at William Perkin

Smile! You’re on Meteor Shower Camera!

Smile! You’re on Meteor Shower Camera!

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Meteor Shower Camera Introduced to William Perkin

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

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

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Rocks or Meteorites?

​Explosions Galore!

​Explosions Galore!

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Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

Quadrantid Meteors and UKMON Come Flying into WP!

Quadrantid Meteors and UKMON Come Flying into WP!

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19 Quadrantid Meteors

Dr Zita Martins Visits William Perkin

Dr Zita Martins Visits William Perkin

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Astrobiologist Visits William Perkin

UFO Analysis

UFO Analysis

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WP Meteor Shower Camera Capture

Would you like to Smell this Postcard?

Would you like to Smell this Postcard?

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Royal Society Partnership Grant Conference 2017

Natural History Museum Workshop & Trip

Natural History Museum Workshop & Trip

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Terrestrial or Space Rock, Research Facility Trip

Imperial Festival May 2017

Imperial Festival May 2017

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Shooting Stars on Camera Project

Founders Day 2017

Founders Day 2017

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Careering Through Space!

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

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Fluorescent Corals

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

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Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Further Analysis of Meteors

Further Analysis of Meteors

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UFO Analysis Software

Mathematics that Makes our Brain Ache!

Mathematics that Makes our Brain Ache!

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Solving nλ=2dsinθ

How Many New Planets?!

How Many New Planets?!

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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?

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Lung Workshop by University College London

Meteor Scientists Analyse Data for Natural History Museum

Meteor Scientists Analyse Data for Natural History Museum

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Meteors Captured by School

Imperial Festival 2018

Imperial Festival 2018

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“Living on the A40" Project

Founders Day 2018

Founders Day 2018

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Keynote Speakers - Professor Rankin & Lord Winston

Research at Imperial College

Research at Imperial College

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Lab Tour, Macrophage Cells, Confocal Microscopes

Good News All Round!

Good News All Round!

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Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers Grant Winners

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

The Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

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Royal Society Young Book Prize 2018

Institute for Research In Schools Conference

Institute for Research In Schools Conference

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Institute for Research In Schools Conference (IRIS)

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019

Wow is that a Screwdriver Going Through that Brain?!

Wow is that a Screwdriver Going Through that Brain?!

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Assessing Brain Wave Patterns

You Spoke so Well!

You Spoke so Well!

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Young Scientists Journal Conference 2019

This is What I do!

This is What I do!

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Launching the New Elite Scientists Group

That’s 5 Meteors and Counting!

That’s 5 Meteors and Counting!

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Taurid Meteor Shower Watch

Hey! Does Reading Really Calm You Down?!

Hey! Does Reading Really Calm You Down?!

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The Effect of Reading

Apptastic!

Apptastic!

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An App to Record Meteors in Seen Real Time

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