Saturday 17 April 2021


science clubYear 7 & 8 Science Club

Miss Reed and Mr Harding are running a Year 7 & 8 Science Club on Wednesday lunchtime in Lab 1 (Miss Reed’s).

Any pupil who is interested in attending should see either Miss Reed or Mr Harding on Wednesday break-time to get a priority pass for lunch.

If you wish to know more information about the Science Club then see Miss Reed or Mr Harding.

Science Club Image Gallery

green teamYear 7 & 8 Green Team

Do you want to help protect our planet by reducing waste and recycling?  Do you want to help care for our local area?

Miss Reed is running a fortnightly Year 7 & 8 Green Team on Thursday, after school in Lab 1 (Miss Reed’s).

Any pupil who is interested in attending should see Miss Reed.  If you wish to know more information about the Green Club then see Miss Reed.

stemYear 9 & 10 STEM Club

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and seeks to increase student competency in these areas at Thornhill Academy, as well as interest in future careers in STEM-related fields.

If you would like to work independently or in groups to plan and run a project addressing a real-world STEM problem, then please come to lab 4 every Wednesday lunchtime.  

The Science Department believes that the subject is a fundamental part of everyday life essential to our understanding of the world. The overarching intention of Science is to provide our students with a rewarding and productive learning experience that leaves them with a lasting positive view of Science and its contribution to society.

The Science Learning Pathway consolidates and builds on prior learning from Key Stage 2.  The Key Stage 3 programme of study focuses on developing essential content and skills, introducing and revisiting topics across 3 years to help to create engaging lessons and prepare learners for the demands of GCSE Science.   

 ‘Big Ideas’ interlink topics with the Key Stage 3 and 4 programmes of study.  This Learning Pathway aims to support the development of transferrable life and employability skills. 

The aims of the department are to help pupils;

  • Appreciate and understand some of the phenomena they see around them
  • Develop detailed scientific skills, knowledge and understanding that students can transfer to other walks of life and future employment 
  • And to provide the scientific literacy they require to engage in informed debate about issues that affect their daily lives and wider society


The Science Curriculum is enriched through a range of activities each year including;

  • National British Science week
  • Visits from local universities
  • Yr 7 & 8 Science club
  • Yr 7 & 8 Green club
  • STEM visits – Port of Blyth, Bring it On event at Beacon of Light
  • Trips to the Centre for Life
  • Visits to Discover Museum
  • Educational visits to Flamingo Land
  • Yr 8, 9 & 10 - Bronze CREST Award
  • Yr 11 - Gold CREST Award

science weekcrest awards