Science And Technology
Science is an integral part of the curriculum for all students at Writhlington, with students undertaking an introduction to Science & Technology in Year 7 and Year 8, before specialising in one of five different Science courses from Year 9 to Year 11. Students are able to continue with Applied Science as well as Physics, Chemistry and Biology at Post-16.
The Science & Technology Learning Zone houses extensive facilities, including modern laboratories and research areas, as well as a computer technology suite and catering room.
The world-famous Writhlington Orchid Project is both a scientific conservation project and a student-run enterprise. Orchids cultivated in the micro-propagation laboratory are sold nationally, with profits helping to fund important international research and education undertaken by Writhlington students.
Students who join the Greenhouse Club in Year 7 are quickly given responsibility for their own orchids, with older students acting as consultants to prestigious partners such as Kew Gardens and the Eden Project. Annual expeditions as far afield as the Himalayas enable students to participate in valuable real-life scientific research, and the numerous awards won by students include two Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.