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Hunters Hill Technology College,Spirehouse Lane,Blackwell,Bromsgrove,Worcestershire,B60 1QD, United Kingdom.

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 0121 445 1320  Fax : 0121 445 2496                  : enquiry@hunthill.bham.sch.uk               Registered Charity Number : 1091007

Future Developments

The department is continually moving forward and adapting to ever changing circumstances but here are a few of the ideas that foremost

in our minds at present


Woodland Trail

Develop a woodland trail

(Perhaps in conjunction with the Art Dept’s development of a statue trail) which will label names of plants/trees and point out other

items of interest.









Livestock

Depending upon the success of the sheep,

we might look towards bringing in cattle,pigs, horses,donkeys.



Install a poly Tunnel

This would greatly increase our opportunities

to work in the outside classroom, even in inclement weather

Enrichment Activities

Engendering interest in Science for the pupils is paramount. To this end we are developing the following activities. Rocketeers – With help from the Cadbury Trust, we offer a club on a Friday for those pupils interested. They build and launch solid fuel rockets. This is a very popular club and it is having a positive effect on pupils behaviour during lessons.


There will be 3 school educational visits per year. These will be:- 

Year 7 – Thinktank, Birmingham 

Year 8 – National Space centre, Leicester

Year 9 – Natural History Museum, London.


These will involve the whole year group and form part of the curriculum

Butterfly Walk

Part of the grounds development to educate the pupils in the recognition of plants and butterflies and their interconnected importance

Re-cycling

Composting – Pupils are taught the importance and uses of composting. This is then used in our planting programme


Tree planting

We, as a school are committed to planting trees throughout our grounds to ensure the site is maintained as it was intended. To this end we have a `tree nursery`

Around Our School

We have two purpose built Science Labs, equipped to the highest standards. We believe that the pupils enthusiasm and therefore  interest and ultimately achievement can be engendered through hands on experiences.

Accreditation

Hunters Hill is following the OCR Science Plus 2 Certificate of Achievement.This consists of the following areas:-


1.  Small topic areas followed by immediate tests.

2.  Assessed practical work that is part of the final award

3.  Opportunity to boost level of achievement by `can do` tasks

4.  Ability to record progress so that pupils can see how they are doing and be given interim awards to maintain enthusiasm


Progress

Pupils generally make good progress in science.

The aim is for 2/3 of a level per academic year

but this is often exceeded.


Rural Dimension

Raised beds for growing vegetables These

were built by the pupils and will be used to

grow vegetables that will then be used in the

Food technology department.


Seed Growing 

We have an on-going programme of planting that allows us to produce our own crops as well as maintain and develop planting around the site to improve its appearance.


Our latest addition are the sheep. We are working in conjunction with a local farmer and `lease` the sheep from him to give the pupils hands on experience with livestock.

Science

Rural

Dimension

Accreditation

Enrichment Activities

Traditional

Base

We have the use of an extensive outside classroom.

To include:- Pond Dipping - Habitats - Woodland Walks Bug Hunts

Traditional Base

Hunters Hill teaches a wide base knowledge to the pupils in year 7 and 8, always with the emphasis on understanding of the scientific principles being delivered through practical, hands on experiences.

Hunters Hill Technology College

CDT

Science Department

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