Welcome to the Science Department at Outwood Academy Ormesby

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? If there are more than 118 elements? Whether there are more undiscovered species of plant or animal? What would the nearest adult answer if you posed these questions? Could they be answered by the brightest minds in science? The curiosity that lies behind these questions and the drive to find the answers is what makes us human and it lies in the heart of Science.


In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.

Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE

Monday – Yr11 Biology Revision
Monday – Yr11 Chemistry Revision
Monday – Yr11 Physics Revision

“I love science because the biology explores many different ethical issues” – Codie Freeman Yr11
“I love science because it is more than meets the eye” – Jeric Varughese Yr11
“I love science because it teaches you about Yourself, the Earth & the Universe” – Thomas LLewellyn Yr11
“Science is a very fun lesson because you learn a lot about the world and it makes you see the outside world in a different way” – Connor Dickenson Yr11
“In Science lesson I enjoy experiments” – Kaitlin Ducklin Yr7
“I really like science because of the experiments and when we learn about our bodies” – Georgina Hughes Yr7
“I really like science because you get to do lots of interesting and educational things” – Lucy Morren Yr7
“I like science because my teacher is a good scientist and helps us if we are stuck” – Rayann Cossins Yr7
“I like science because we do lots of practicals. We get to use microscopes, Bunsen burners and chemicals” – William LLewellyn Yr7
“Science lessons are awesome because we can do fun experiments like making goo” – Riley Johnson Yr7

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

Science can be seen as the search for meaning and purpose in universe and therefore study science helps students develop their spirituality through developing a greater understanding of their place in the universe.
Topic covered in both KS3 & KS4 this term offer moral social and cultural challenges; students in Yr7 consider the implications of hip replacements on public finances, students in Yr8 consider the implications of car design on global warming and road safety, Yr9 consider the implications of using stem cells to fight disease, students in Yr10 consider the implications on society of the MMR vaccine, students in Yr11 consider how humans are effecting biodiversity and the effect this has on people across the globe.