At New Mills School science education is both broad in its range of topics and deep in its level of detail. Students learn about fundamental scientific principles and concepts that begin to explain the world around them. We provide ‘real world’ examples to anchor and develop the ideas so that our young people can take part in ongoing national and international debates which surround scientific discoveries. We engage the students through amazing demonstrations and practical investigations, and provide many opportunities to go beyond the curriculum and enrich understanding. This includes several chances to take part in local and national competitions.

Many students choose to begin specialisng their scientific study at Year 10 by choosing the three separate science qualifications. This choice provides the strongest foundation for continuing on to study academic science subjects at A Level. Students who do so have access to the numerous university courses and career options which hold the sciences in high regard due the high cognitive demand and the skills developed within the subjects.