We believe students gain best understanding by linking scientific ideas with real world applications. This often involves hands-on learning outside the classroom. Experimentation, modelling, presentation and evaluation are essential skills embedded within our science curriculum.
Science learning experiences outside the classroom
National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Students took part in a guided tour of the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, where they learnt all about the production and applications of glass.
Great North Museum, Newcastle
Students celebrated the birthday of renowned naturalist Charles Darwin by tackling as many unusual foods as possible for their lunch! A veritable bush tucker challenge.
St Mary’s Island, North Tyneside
Every year the students visit St Mary’s Island for a day of hands-on exploration of the rock pools and dunes. This supports their work on habitats and feeding relationships.
Centre for Life, Newcastle
As well as viewing the exhibits in the Centre for Life, students have
taken part in workshops about energy efficiency, sustainable living and climate change.
Euro Space Centre, Belgium
Every year students spend a week in Belgium where they take part in a series of educational and cultural visits. The highlights of the tour are the practical workshops at the Euro Space Centre and Coca-Cola factory.
Years 7 and 8
Chantry has a long and successful history of students completing the British Science Association’s Bronze and Silver CREST Awards. The CREST Award involves an extended investigation on a scientific topic of interest to the student.
Big Bang North East
Years 7 and 8
Students that complete the CREST Award have their projects entered into the National Science and Engineering Awards. The first round of judging takes part at the annual Big Bang North East Science Fair, where the students have their completed CREST Award work on public display.
Crime Scene Investigation
CSI Events & Training delivered a half-day session to our Year 8 students, where they learnt how to dust for fingerprints and investigate blood splatter patterns.
National Science and Engineering Week
Every March the whole school goes off timetable to take part in a range of specially organised events showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.