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Through our delivery of a balanced science curriculum we aim to encourage students to be more curious about the world around them and to ask questions of each other and themselves about how and why things around us work. Additionally we aim to develop the skills that they will need, not only to answer these questions but also to be successful and fulfilled in their future learning in science and beyond.
The department has seven well-equipped modern laboratories and a large preparation room with 3 full time lab technicians to serve them. The science department is equipped with its own range of laptops and we have various data-logging equipment and software that are used in all Key Stages as well as all of the usual equipment that you would expect of a modern grammar school. The biology department will move into purpose built biology labs and preparation room in the new building in late 2017.
The school pond, serves as an exceptional outdoor resource providing homes for toads, frogs and newts as well as the resident ducks and moorhens. In the school grounds are a number of interesting trees including a rare Gingko.
Beyond The Curriculum
The Science Department runs a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Cosmetic Biology, Forensics, Dissection, Biochemistry and Gardening Club. The department has close ties with UKC and Christchurch University, which results in visits to these institutions and visits by their staff to Barton Court. Regular trips are arranged to the Science Museum and the Royal Society Summer Exhibition.
The department is successful in getting many students each year into university for a range of courses including medicine, astrophysics, dentistry, chemical, mechanical and biological engineering nursing, biology, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, biomedical sciences and natural sciences. The department arranges visits to local companies using science related technologies and visits to public lectures at the University of Kent. The department encourages leading students to take the British Olympiad and each year we gain medals and highly commended places. Currently we also have CREST awards being pursued and the year 10 British biology challenge.