Science - Ms Callaghan / Miss Symonds
What is the Big Idea @ Balliol
We believe that science is an incredibly important and exciting part of the curriculum. It promotes rigor, methodical working and an understanding of the world around us. It is a pathway to so many opportunities and a way to open young minds to possibilities. We focus on creating young scientists rather than simply teaching science.
At Balliol, Science is a rich and exciting experience for pupils. We harness a range of strategies but focus heavily on practical experiments and enquiry. We have a highly progressive model running across the school, ensuring quality coverage and a high level of challenge.
Each Year, classes chose 2 Science Ambassadors to work across the school to promote and develop Science.
We engage proactively with agencies who can provide scientific experiences and learning at a more specialist level, for example:
- Newcastle University
- North Tyneside Learning Trust
- Longbenton High School
- Newcastle Centre For Life