Science AST Alison Tiltman is keen to work closely with other departments and encourage cross curricular learning.
Combining science, D&T, and maths, her Year 9 students take part in a challenge to imagine they're running their own cosmetics companies. As part of the project they must design, build, market and sell their own bath bombs.
In their D&T class they vacuum-form the bomb's moulds and work on their packaging design. Meanwhile, in science they get their hands on the chemicals necessary to make the bath bombs, and in maths they explore the financial side of their businesses.
The programme also takes a look at Alison's rockets project which also has obvious potential in science, design and technology and maths.
Information on the cross-curriculum dimensions and how these can be fitted into Key Stage 3 teaching
Youth Outreach : Resources for teachers on how to build and successfully launch model rockets
Information about the challenge and rocketry introductory sessions for teachers
These centres provide up-to-date information, support and advice to schools about quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities that enhance and enrich the curriculum
Browse the school's news archive for team presentations and BBC video on the rockets project, Microsoft video and further info on the bath bombs project