Science is full of wonder and intrigue and our team of specialist biology, chemistry and physics teachers ensure that scientific enquiry is paramount and that students are engaged in purposeful, investigative lessons.

Science provides a wealth of knowledge that allows students to understand the world around them, not just whilst at school, but for the rest of their lives. At Bedlington Academy, we believe a high-quality science education provides the foundations for students to enable them to go on to contribute positively in many diverse areas of science and beyond. We teach students the key knowledge, methods, processes, and uses of science -  skills that are useful not just in science, but across the whole curriculum.

What has been happening in the department recently?

Science Club is now up and running and includes lots of exciting topics and practical experiments including everyone's favourite, slime, as well as designing spaghetti towers and building paper rockets.

Year 12 physics students have submitted a very strong application for a UK Space Agency competition on the use of satellites. They are also set to compete in the Physics Olympiad, an annual competition that tests our budding young physicists, pitching them against their peers across the country. 

Science allows you to gain an understanding of the world around us and there is always more to learn.
Year 13 student

Potential career paths and further study

Whilst many of students will go to pursue a range of careers in science from midwifery to engineering and pure chemistry to neuroscience, it is our expectation that all of our students will develop the key scientific skills of rational explanation and critical thinking that will stand them in good stead whatever their choices in the future.

In Physics, the practicals are entertaining and creative and explained concisely.
Year 10 student