Our girls enjoy state-of-the-art, superbly equipped Science laboratories, extensive grounds for fieldwork, a team of highly qualified specialist teachers and a range of opportunities to enhance their learning outside of lessons. Every Westfield girl follows a stimulating Science curriculum designed to maximise the breadth and depth of her learning, whatever her ability.
We take numerous visits off-site with a view to enriching further the girls’ experience and enjoyment of science. Our strong links with the Centre for Life and Newcastle and Northumbria Universities ensure that our girls derive maximum benefit from the world-class facilities on our doorstep. Recent additions to our departmental extra-curricular calendar include Key Stage Three visits to Kielder Observatory and we have recently been awarded our own school telescope by the Society for Popular Astronomy. Touring lectures and roadshows are popular, as are opportunities to attend events such as Dragonfly Day, offered by the Headstart programme, to encourage girls to consider a career in Engineering. Several girls have participated in Salters Chemistry Camps in the summer vacation between Years 10 and 11 and our older girls are encouraged whenever possible to attend evening public lectures in their area of interest at Newcastle University.