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.

Articles that highlight the excellent work and wider learning in our Science Specialism are found in our Elite Scientist Blog.